PM orders high level probe into CWG corruption allegations

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New Delhi, Oct 15: With the Commonwealth Games over and demands for probe for mounting, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tonight appointed a high-level committee headed by a former CAG to go into allegations of corruption related to the mega sporting event. The committee, headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) V K Shunglu, will submit its report to the Prime Minister within three months, PMO spokesman said.
The announcement came even as the CAG stepped into the picture to conduct assessment of various projects related to the CWG with officials set to visit all the stadia and go through records. Significantly, CWG Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, who has been in the line of fire over the corruption allegations, was snubbed when he was not invited to a felicitation at the Prime Minister“s residence for Indian medal winners.
“The government has decided to constitute a high-level committee under former CAG V K Shunglu to look into all matters relating to organising and conduct of the Commonwealth Games 2010, New Delhi, including to draw lessons from it,” the spokesman said. The details of terms of reference will be announced in a day or two, the spokesman said.
The developments came as opposition parties, which had held their fire during the 12-day event, today stepped up their demand for thorough probe into corruption charges which the Congress said should be done and those guilty, if any, be brought to book.
 

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  1. Its really a shame that the budget of games reaches 5 times higher than the estimated price & some items are paid 10 times higher than retail price. Stands are empty and tickets sold in Black Market by some School Officials and from OC. Whom to blame? Corrupted Officials or Mismanaged Govt or Citizens? People would show their smartness by throwing stones at Cricketers houses if the series are lost, but would only show their courage by WOOOOOOOOOOOOO at corrupted Officials & Politicians. At last tax-payers are losers and never be appreciated for their hard earned money contributed or wasted for nothing. Thanks to CWG Mess and Alert Media, PM is now serious about ” DEEP CLEANING ” of Organizing Committee. But mainly its needed in UPA Govt on corrupted Officials and Politicians also, which would never be done. Until then its only like Trimming a Corruption Tree, but not cut down from its roots.One another proof, that India only wakes up after LOOTED or ATTACKED.

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