Kalmadi washes hands off corruption allegations

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Suresh Kalmadi
New Delhi, Jul 29: While India is looking for answers on the shocking disclosures of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) over the corruption that is threatening the success of the Commonwealth Games 2010, the chairman of the Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi chose to washed his hands off the issue saying that he has nothing to do with it.

The CVC has alleged that almost all the organisations executing infrastructure works for the Commonwealth Games 2010 have flouted tender norms, the work is poor and that there is no guarantee of quality.

A TV news channel, which has access to the documents, reported that test records have been fabricated to show compliance and hide poor quality of work. Concrete used in various stadiums has failed to meet strength requirements and this poses a risk to life for participating athletes and spectators too.

When asked to respond on these allegations, Kalmadi said that the organising committee has nothing to do with the stadiums' construction.

“Now we are going to take over the stadiums which are already built by the respective departments. We are not in this business at all," Kalmadi told CNN-IBN.

“We are only concerned about the stadium surface should be up to date. That's it," Kalmadi said, adding, “My job is to run the Game."

Now, the question is who will India turn to get answers and who will assure the country that the international sporting event will not prove to be a shame on the nation's reputation.

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