Kalmadi should quit all party posts: Gadgil

"Leaders like Lokmanya Tilak, B R Ambedkar, Y B Chavan and Shankarrao Chavan made Maharashtra proud in Delhi and the country. In the golden jubilee year of Maharashtra, Kalmadi has disgraced such leadership heritage and maligned the state's image," MPCC spokesperson Anant Gadgil told PTI here.

Emphasising that he was speaking in his "personal capacity", Gadgil, son of former Union minister V N Gadgil, said Kalmadi should quit all party posts on moral grounds.

"Kalmadi has no moral ground to remain a Lok Sabha member from Pune city. Pune citizens don't want him to be their MP," Gadgil, General Secretary of MPCC, said.

"It is a shame that when country is facing several serious issues, the Prime Minister had to personally get involved in clearing the CWG mess," Gadgil said.

"Today, every media and individual is speaking against Kalmadi. But for the last five-six years, I have been constantly talking about his style of functioning," Gadgil said.

"Unfortunately, no one took it seriously. If what I was saying was considered, we would not have reached the situation that we are facing today," he said.

Gadgil said he will meet the Congress high command after the Games' inauguration and and put forward "feelings of grass-root Congress workers."

Congress is not directly connected with the CWG but if no action is taken against Kalmadi, it would harm the party's image, he said.

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