“Personally, I will be unhappy if the Commonwealth Games are successful," told Mani Shankar Aiyar, outside Parliament, on Tuesday, Jul 27.
Aiyar said the funds spent for the Oct 3-14 Games could have been utilized for ensuring a better sporting future for Indian children by providing them sports training.
“I am very happy with the rains, firstly because it will ensure a good agriculture for the country and secondly because it will ensure that the Commonwealth Games are spoilt," Aiyar said.
“Just imagine if we would have spent the Rs 35,000 crore in providing training to the children, we would have won medals in every international sporting event," Aiyar added.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held in Delhi, between 3 Oct-14 Oct, 2010.
The games will be the largest multi-sport event conducted to date in Delhi and India generally, which has previously hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982.