Govt trying to pass CWG buck on Kalmadi, says Arun Jaitley in Rajya Sabha

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    The BJP on Tuesday hit out at Sports Minister Ajay Maken for blaming the NDA for Suresh Kalmadi's appointment as Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief.

    As the debate started in the Rajya Sabha after interruptions, BJP leader Arun Jaitley called it a 'monumental deception' to hide the CWG mess.

    Jaitley said public money was squandered under the pretext of beautification of Delhi during the Games.

    In a frontal attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he said the prime minister overruled the PMO and the sports ministry to appoint Kalmadi as the Organising Committee chief.

    In fact, Headlines Today had on Monday showed the letter that the PMO wrote to the prime minister suggesting that then sport minister Sunil Dutt be made the OC chairman.

    Earlier, the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the second time following noisy scenes as BJP demanded suspension of the Question Hour to discuss the CWG mess.

    On Friday, Maken had said that Kalmadi was appointed by the NDA government, and UPA couldn't do anything about it, being bound by the Host City agreement.

    Maken has since stood by his statement.

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    CWG was an unmitigated PR disaster for the country, apart from the Hundreds of Crores of public money squandered. Such has been the lack of accountability that apart from a routine suspension no action has been taken over the collapse of the bridge near the Jwahar Lal Nehru Stadium.

    10 months after the CWG Games are over Shivaji Stadium is still under construction with no end in sight.
    The Delhi CM had taken over direct control of many of the activities for the completion of the infrastructure for the games, and if CAG has exposed huge irregularities, leading to losses in Crores then as the Captain of the Team she should take direct responsibility. Instead we are seeing a facade where she is waiting for a PAC to look into this ( The delicious irony is that the same party wants the PAC on 2G dissolved as according to them it does not solve any purpose).

    The whole nation is watching the drama, and if people are flocking towards Anna Hazare and the likes of Ramdev then the politicians are themselves to blame.
     
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    Star News says the PM is directly responsible for the appointment of Kalmadi as chairman. Some more food for thought.
     
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    If three successive sports ministers opposed, in writing, the appointment of Shri. Kalmadi as the OC head, then it surely proves that our PM was directly and solely responsible for the said appointment .
     
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    No prizes for guessing under whose compulsion the PM was.
     
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    Sheila Dikshit is involved...
    I can bet my right hand on it!!!!
     
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    Thank God, you did not said Sonia Gandhi.
     
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    I find Shiela Dixit a trifle smug and pompous.

    So, the sophisticated Karolbaghi is being put in circles and being made and cooked like a pretzel?

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    Not just CWG, many other scams have brought disrepute to the country. This UPA govt. has been tying itself in knots with his blatant dishonest approach towards bringing accountability in these scams.

    First they say there is no proof for the scam, but when CAG indicts the government, then it says CAG didn't indict and should be followed up by PAC, but when PAC gives a report indicting the govt., then they say PAC is politicized and needs JPC and so on so forth. Seriously this UPA govt. lost all the credibility to continue in the govt. anymore. I'm surprised that MMS is not ashamed of what is happening and he is happy playing puppet to the strings of the un-constitutional authority SG. God save this country.
     
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    I do not see these as sporadic incidents, I view them as one grand systematic plan to milk Indians off their hard earned money. All of their great game plan seem to be working perfectly and Congress is using every bit of advantage of being in the government with their secular support. What would you call a PM who is complicit in all these grand scams? I do not want to use that word on a public forum, but I am sure we can all figure that out.
     
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    Kapil Sibal is the Knight in Shining Armour to obfuscate and whitewash!

    He look like this every time he does that:

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