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Hooper's Delhi comments 'unkind & undiplomatic': CM

india Updated: Sep 27, 2010 15:31 IST

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday took exception to Commonwealth Games CEO Mike Hooper's reported comments on the capital's population, saying it was "very unkind and undiplomatic".

"It is really a very unkind and undiplomatic remark that has been made," Dikshit told reporters in New Delhi.

She was responding to a question on Hooper's reported remark during a closed-door meeting on the Commonwealth Games when he lost his cool as authorities rejected a proposal for closing the Games lanes and talked about the city's
"population hazard".

Asked about the preparations at the Games Village, she said, "We inherited it in a very difficult situation. We are
working very hard."

She said the work at the Games Village will be over very soon.