Kalmadi as CWG chief: Who is the culprit? NDA or UPA?

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Suresh Kalmadi
New Delhi, Aug 2: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) indicted the Prime Minister Office (PMO) over Suresh Kalmadi's appointment as CWG chief. But the PMO has engaged in a blame game when it brought NDA's name in the picture.

The PMO claimed that according to an official agreement with the Commonwealth Games Federation in 2003, the president of the Indian Olympics Association (IOA) will be the chief of organising committee (OC).

As per the sources claimed, the agreement was signed by the NDA government led by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Washing its hands completely from the disputed issue, the PMO claimed that it had no role in appointing Kalmadi as the OC chief in 2004. Kalmadi was the IOA president at that time.

The CAG report soon will be discussed in the Monsoon Session of the Parliament, as the sources informed. The CAG reports says, "In our opinion, the decision of the PMO for appointing Suresh Kalmadi as Chairman of the OC facilitated the conversion of the originally envisaged government-owned OC into a body effectively outside the government control."

Kalmadi has been admitted in AIIMS as reports claim that Kalmadi has dementia - a disease that causes memory loss, impaired reasoning and personality changes. The disease reportedly hit Kalmadi when he was lodged in Delhi's Tihar jail over his disputed role in CWG scam.

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