New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila
Dikshit was not invited to a major function to launch sale of
tickets for the Commonwealth Games on Friday, but she refused to
see it as an "insult" to her.
"I was not invited to the event. Nobody informed me about
it. I just came to know about it from you (the media)" Dikshit
said when asked why she was absent at the ceremony.
The function to launch the ticket sale was attended by Lt
Governor Tejender Khanna, Games Organising Committee Chairman
Suresh Kalmadi and city Mayor Prithvi Raj Sawhney.
When asked whether she felt insulted by the Organising
Committee as city government has been playing a key role in
preparation for the mega sporting event, Dikshit said "I don`t
call it insulting at all. I have my priorities. I have been
busy looking after the preparations of my government."
"I am doing my duty. I am into my work. My priority is
to ensure completion of all the projects," the Chief Minister
When asked why Dikshit was not invited to the function,
Organising Committee spokesman Lalit Bhanot played it down,
saying "it is just that we invited Khanna and the Mayor."
"We have been getting full support from her (Dikshit). It
is not an issue at all. We all are working together," Bhanot
The ticketing website -- www.tickets.cwgdelhi2010.org
and a call centre facility 1800-200-1294 to book the tickets
were launched at the function.
Ticket sale in international markets began in November
2009 while sale to sponsors started last month.