CAG on CWG: BJP asks Sheila to go, says PMO involved

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New Delhi, Aug 6: BJP on Friday, Aug 5 demanded Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's resignation after her reported indictment in the CAG report on Commonwealth Games scam and insisted the Prime Minister should clarify as anomalies of this scale were not possible without the consent of higher-ups.

"The CAG report confirms that massive irregularities have taken place in organising the Commonwealth Games. There was patent abuse of the system. Disqualified people were promoted and contracts were deliberately delayed to jack up prices and it was presented as a fait accompli," BJP Chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

He maintained that everybody from DDA to Delhi government to the Organising Committee of the Games have been criticised by the CAG in his report.

"The CAG report and the report of V K Shunglu Committee, appointed by the Prime Minister himself- concur. Shunglu said there is a method in the madness. This scam is not possible without the consent of the higher-ups," Prasad said.

"We demand that Sheila Dikshit should resign forthwith. If she does not, then she should be sacked," he added. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley insisted that the findings are "disturbing" and the matter requires serious investigation.

He said the probe agencies looking into the CWG scam should use this report as a first document for further investigations. The opposition demanded that role of all concerned should be investigated. "Such huge allocations would not have been possible without the consent of the cabinet committee, cabinet sub-committee, GOMs, Expenditure Committee, Finance Committee and the PMO. Their role should be probed," Prasad said.


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