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Those responsible for corruption in CWG should quit: Bardhan

Communist Party of India (CPI) today said those responsible for huge corruption in preparation for Commonwealth Games should quit forthwith.

india Updated: Aug 08, 2010 20:37 IST

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Communist Party of India (CPI) today said those responsible for huge corruption in preparation for Commonwealth Games should quit forthwith.

"We have crossed all limits of corrupt practices. Though we are hosting Commonwealth Games, we have broken Olympics record in corruption", CPI general secretary A B Bardhan said sarcastically at a press meet in Nagpur on Sunday.

Criticising the style of functioning of CWG Organising Committee Secretary General Suresh Kalmadi, Bardhan said "If Kalmadi is now distancing himself from corruption, then who else is responsible for it."

"If they do not quit on their own, Government should intervene and sack them", said the veteran leader who hails from the city.

Bardhan said a new big stadium like Jawaharlal Nehru could have been built at an approximate cost of Rs 200 or 250 crore, but the renovation of same has cost Rs 961 crore, he said.

First Published: Aug 08, 2010 20:35 IST