BJP for judicial probe into CWG irregularities
Dubbing the ongoing preparations for the Commonwealth Games as a "basket of scandals", BJP today demanded a judicial probe into the allegations of money laundering and mismanagement after the international even was over.delhi Updated: Jul 31, 2010 18:49 IST
Dubbing the ongoing preparations for the Commonwealth Games as a "basket of scandals", BJP on Saturday demanded a judicial probe into the allegations of money laundering and mismanagement after the international even was over.
"There are unacceptable controversies under every aspect of preparations...it is a basket of scandals and the BJP demands a judicial probe into the various irregularities. Since the preparations are on, the probe should take place soon after the event is over," party spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters here.
Holding the Centre, as well as the Delhi Government, "equally responsible" for the state of affairs, Sitharaman said every aspect of the preparation was plagued by controversies. "Both the Delhi government and the Government of India are responsible. We hold the Congress responsible for this," she said.
"The BJP is shocked and disappointed at the revelations of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). We are further dismayed at the revelation in a section of the media tracking this scandal about a money trail to the United Kingdom," she said adding the allegations levelled by the opposition parties have been strengthened by investigation agencies in the UK.
She said such international events are a showcase for a country's sports talent and sporting infrastructure. "It is, however, a shame that we will be known for substandard products and works, favouritism and syphoning off of funds," she said.
Slamming the government, she said her party disapproved of the "thorough disregard the Congress government has shown to all the charges laid bare by the Opposition all the while."
First Published: Jul 31, 2010 18:48 IST