Kalmadi stays away from CPP meeting
Suresh Kalmadi, who is in the eye of a storm over alleged corruption in the Commonwealth Games, did not attend the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) meeting today.delhi Updated: Aug 19, 2010 23:42 IST
Suresh Kalmadi, who is in the eye of a storm over alleged corruption in the Commonwealth Games, did not attend the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) meeting today.
This was despite the fact that the meeting was convened by the Congress MP from Pune in his capacity as CPP Secretary.
Party sources said Kalmadi was asked to stay away from the meeting where Congress President Sonia Gandhi said the government will look into the allegations of malpractices and spare no one found to be involved in them after the event.
Kalmadi had also not participated in the discussions in the Lok Sabha on the Commonwealth Games held last week. At that time, party and government sources had said Kalmadi neither approached the party's flood managers in Parliament for giving him an opportunity to speak as party MP nor did he move the Presiding Officer or the party to make a personal explanation.
The debate in the Lok Sabha had seen a sharp attack on Kalmadi by several opposition members.
Kalmadi was not present in the House when Sports Minister M S Gill had replied to the debate.
First Published: Aug 19, 2010 23:39 IST