Dikshit forms team to respond to Shunglu Committee allegations
Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit today appointed a three-member committee to firm up a "detailed response" to the findings of the Shunglu Committee which indicted her for alleged irregularities in various CWG projects.delhi Updated: Mar 29, 2011 23:03 IST
Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday appointed a three-member committee to firm up a "detailed response" to the findings of the Shunglu Committee which indicted her for alleged irregularities in various CWG projects.
The committee, comprising environment secretary Dharmendra Kumar, Delhi Jal Board CEO Ramesh Negi and divisional commissioner D M Sapolia, has been told to finalise its report within a week.
The report will then be sent to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The Shunglu Committee in its city infrastructure report has pointed out several irregularities in various CWG projects implemented by Delhi government and indicted Dikshit for them.
Top sources said the committee will collect response of all the departments, whose name figured in the report of the PM-appointed panel and then prepare a comprehensive report which will be sent to the Prime Minister.
Dikshit has virtually rejected the Shunglu Committee report and conveyed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a meeting yesterday her government's view that the findings of the panel are "unfair" and "inconsistent".
In the meeting with the Prime Minister, Dikshit asserted that her government did no wrong in implementing several key projects and explained to Singh the circumstances in which certain decisions were taken by the Delhi Government "to uphold the prestige of the country".
"Broadly, our observation is that some conclusions have been arrived at without adequate support of facts. Assumptions, presumptions have come. Secondly, the report contradicts itself...Show us a case of corruption. Just show us that this was a corrupt practice. We will take action," Dikshit told PTI today.
"We are replying point-by-point, paragraph-by-paragraph in response to the observations by the Shunglu Committee," she said.