Dikshit rejects Shunglu report, meets PM to explain

During an hour-long meeting with the Prime Minister, Dikshit, who asserted that her government did no wrong in implementing several key projects, explained the circumstances in which certain decisions were taken by the Delhi Government "to uphold the prestige of the country" and expressed "deep disappointment" over the panel's report.

The Chief Minister explained to Singh Delhi Government's observation that the report is "unfair and inconsistent", top sources told PTI.

Earlier in the day, virtually rejecting the report, Dikshit termed it as "totally unfair" and said it was "not based on facts" and that the government did no wrong in implementing several key projects.

"I have failed to understand what wrong did we commit. I did take personal interest in some projects as it was the need of the hour. We put lot of efforts to ensure that we hold the event very successfully," Dikshit told PTI.

The Delhi Cabinet which also met today rejected the report and felt that the "report is a kind of insinuation against the government."

In the meeting with the Prime Minister, Dikshit is also believed to have expressed deep disappointment over the panel making the report public without sending a copy to the city government.

Dikshit also gave a brief report to the Prime Minister about the city government's observation about the panel's findings and is also understood to have explained to him about the "collective feelings" of her cabinet about the report.

After the Cabinet meeting, Dikshit said her government "did everything possible to ensure that Games are held successfully in the city."

The Shunglu Committee had criticised her for showing interest in certain projects including the street-lighting project.

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