BJP demands action against all involved in Adarsh, CWG scams

BJP demands action against all involved in Adarsh, CWG scams

"Accepting Chavan's resignation and removing Kalmadi from the post is a clear indication that the party is guilty and that it has admitted that there was corruption in Common Wealth Games and in the allotment of flats in Adarsh society", BJP president Nitin Gadkari told reporters here.

On the CWG scam, he said taking action taken against "small people is a mere eyewash and the role of those in the Group of Ministers (for CWG) and committee headed by Kalmadi, of which Rahul Gandhi was also member, should also be looked into".

Gadkari's statements come on a day when the axe fell on Chavan and Kalmadi barely hours ahead of the start of the winter session of Parliament.

Dubbing the UPA as the "most corrupt government ever", he said he was baffled how the PMO cleared huge expenses in connection with the CWG where estimates of certain expenditures had gone up by six times from the original cost.

"How could the GoM that was epecially constituted for the Games and the PMO clear such expenses without probing ? This matter will be raised by the Opposition in both Houses of Parliament in this session", Gadkari said.

He said the Organising Committee even imported tiles for the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from Australia and also had a foreign firm lay them. "Do they regard Indian's incapable of even laying bathroom tiles?" he asked.

Gadkari echoed his demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the CWG scam and said "only when each file connected to this is scrutenised, will the truth emerge".

When told that some media reports indicated that even his name had cropped up in the Adarsh society issue today, the BJP president rubbished any such allegation and said "I don't even know the A of Adarsh".

When asked about the BJP's plan to corner the government over the 2G scam, he said "today I just want to highlight the Adarsh and CWG issue but it is a fact that be it 2G or CWG... the Congress is full of corruption".

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