'I've not gained a rupee from CWG'

“I can vouch that I have not gained financially even a single rupee out of these games and if proved otherwise I am prepared to step down as a Member of Parliament,” Kalmadi said in a statement. “I am deeply pained and constrained at the malicious campaign going against me regarding Commonwealth Games 2010,” Kalmadi added.

Kalmadi, who was sacked as CWG OC head after Ajay Maken took over as the Sports Minister, also demanded the constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the issues surrounding the CWG if the government agrees to form a JPC in the 2G Spectrum controversy. “Were the government to agree to constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee into the 2G Spectrum issue, it would only be fair a similar process of JPC should go into the entire range of issues connected with preparations, executions and conduct of the Commonwealth Games. I am confident that this would enable the entire truth to emerge in the public domain,” said Kalmadi.

The IOA president re-iterated his oft-repeated claim that the OC budget was a very small amount of the total fund sanctioned for the CWG.

“The OC budget for conducting the Games was just about five per cent of the total budget of CWG. In spite of this, I am the only one who has been targeted for investigations while the role of all other government agencies have been completely overlooked,” Kalmadi said.

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