Chidambaram visits Jawaharlal Nehru stadium
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 03, 2010, 18:05
New Delhi: Just hours before the opening ceremony for the 19th Commonwealth Games, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday visited the Jawahralal Nehru stadium here to check the extensive security arrangements.

Dressed in a brown t-shirt and cream coloured trousers and sporting sunglasses, Chidambaram walked around the campus speaking to senior police officials.

Asked if he was satisfied with the security arrangements, a smiling Chidambaram told PTI, "Ask me on October 14 and I will tell you."

Interestingly, his Personal Security Officer (PSO) was not with him.

While visiting a stadium few days ago, Chidambaram was frisked and his PSO not allowed to enter with him as he did not carry an accreditation pass.

The Minister had earlier in the day also visited the Main Press Centre in Pragati Maidan.

Security for the sporting extravaganza has been one of the most emphasised point by both foreign delegations and the Indian government.

Though Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal is the overall in-charge of the security for the Games, the Home Ministry has been keeping a close tab on all arrangements with Chidambaram taking a keen interest.


First Published: Sunday, October 03, 2010, 18:05

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