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MS Gill meets Kalmadi, Dikshit over Fennell's letter

india Updated: Sep 16, 2009 01:28 IST

Rattled by the criticism of the Capital's tardy preparations for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Sports Minister M S Gill on Tuesday held hectic meetings with Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi to take stock of the situation.

The minister first had a detailed meeting with Kalmadi, also the Chairman of the 2010 Games Organising Committee, and IOA secretary general Randhir Singh, on the grey areas pointed out by Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell.

"Fennell's letter to the Organising Committee members have been forwarded to the Sports Secretary who studied it and briefed the minister. The minister is himself in touch with the highest echelon in the government, as he normally does in such matters," a source told PTI.

Later in the evening, Gill had a separate meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at his residence and they discussed issues related to the Games.

Fennell was miffed with the pace of the Capital's preparation for the October 3-14 multi-discipline event and shot off an angry letter, saying the Games was heading for "partial failure" unless the organisers pulled up their socks and got some experienced foreign experts on board.