Cong wants probe into irregularities related to CWG
With controversies dogging Commonwealth Games, a "worried" Congress today said any irregularity should be probed into and the organisers as well as others involved should ensure that the country's prestige does not suffer.delhi Updated: Jul 31, 2010 18:46 IST
With controversies dogging Commonwealth Games, a "worried" Congress on Saturday said any irregularity should be probed into and the organisers as well as others involved should ensure that the country's prestige does not suffer.
"We are definitely worried a little with it (reports of delays and irregularities).... The irregularities that have happened should be probed and those guilty punished," party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed said.
He added that the party's "concern is that the Commonwealth Games were happening in the country for the first time. Representatives of a number of countries, players, mediapersons will come. If there is any lacunae or irregularity in the Games, it will not be good for the country's image."
The spokesperson said that those who are engaged in organizing the Games and others should take care that "the country's prestige does not suffer".
Allegations of a substantial sum of money being transferred to AM Films by Games Organising Committee (OC) for its "services" for the Queen's Baton Relay's London leg emerged on Friday with the British Government also raising doubts about the deal.
The company, however, today denied allegations that the deal with the CWG Organising Committee was questionable.
Cabinet Secretary KM Chandrashekhar held a review meeting yesterday which was attended by officials of concerned agencies, including CWG Organising Committee, Youth and Sports Ministry, Urban Development Ministry and Tourism Ministry.
First Published: Jul 31, 2010 18:43 IST