Keep your word, BJP tells Kejri on CWG scam probe

The Delhi BJP will meet Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on January 23 and submit evidence of corruption in the 2010 Commonwealth Games to seek action against the guilty, whom the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government wants to shield.

Displaying V K Shunglu Committee and AAP leader Kapil Mishra, among others, on irregularities by the previous Sheila Dikshit government in preparations for the games, Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel said Kejriwal was running away from acting against the corrupt.

“Kejriwal says he does not have evidence to act against Sheila Dikshit. Has he forgotten about his own 700-page report and criminal complaint filed by him with Parliament Street police station on November 14, 2010,” Goel said.

“Did Kejriwal demand Dikshit’s resignation in 2010 after filing the criminal complaint without evidence or is he now feigning amnesia?” Goel said.

“If Kejriwal wants he can act on the report of his party colleague Kapil Mishra, who lost the Assembly elections from Karawal Nagar, which was titled ‘It’s Common v/s Wealth: Exposing Commonweatlth Games 2010’,” said Goel, displaying the report.

“A delegation of BJP leaders will give evidence collected by the party to the Lieutenant Governor on January 23. The BJP will ask him to direct Kejriwal to take action against Dikshit and others in the Delhi government who were involved in various scams in the Commonwealth Games,” he said.

An eight member committee headed by BJP national legal cell in-charge Pinky Anand has been  set up to collect evidence of mishandling and embezzlement of funds by the then Delhi government, Goel said.

Senior BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi said that before taking support of Congress to form the government, Kejriwal had said the Dikshit government was the most corrupt one.

“After the elections, he joined hands with the same party,” said Mukhi, who quit from the CWG panel dealing with venue gates and spectators’ management committee due to alleged irregularities.
 Ex-president of Delhi BJP Vijender Gupta said that six projects related to the games are still to be completed – three years after the sporting event ended.

“We want the Kejriwal government to investigate and fix responsibility of officials who were responsible for causing delay in completion of the CWG projects,” Gupta said.

“Kejriwal is saying that he has no proof of Congress leaders’ corruption in Commonwealth Games and BJP should give proof if it wants action against corrupt Congress leaders, including Dikshit. So we have decided to submit this evidence to the LG,” he added.

Both the Shunglu committee and the CAG have reached the same conclusion after investigating the matter that the Delhi government overspent and wasted money not merely through poor oversight, but by manufacturing an artificial crisis of deadlines, he said.

Goel pointed to observations of the Shunglu committee, which said, “Seven years was available to prepare. The first three years were squandered in peripheral activity, compressing the time available to four years. In disregard of lost time, activity picked up belatedly and reached a feverish pitch so near the games that most actions became emergency decisions, compromising cost and quality.”

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