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CWG: BJP upset as M S Gill suggests use of RTI

By Nitsi

New Delhi, Aug 11: As the Lok Sabha took up the discussion on CWG projects on Tuesday, Aug 10 BJP walked out of the house claiming that M S Gill has insulted Parliament by suggesting MPs should use RTI to get information about CWG preparation costs.

The House is "the Supreme Body", how can we be asked to go down the RTI route, asked senior BJP leaders.

The government assured the Lok Sabha that it was ready to consider any kind of inquiry into alleged corruption in the Commonwealth Games projects after the events get over.

"We are ready to consider any kind of inquiry after October 15. Let the focus at present be on the sportspersons when the games are not far off," Sports Minister M S Gill told the House replying to a debate on the games."Nothing will be hidden or covered up," he said in his hour-long reply which was repeatedly interrupted by Opposition members.

Gill said, "the Games is a matter of national prestige" and "the government is a back-up to the Games". He said the Organising Committee is responsible for the Games and responsibilities are clearly defined.

According to NDTV report, Congress member Suresh Kalmadi, who is chairman of the CWG Organising Committee was not present during the discussion.

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