Dikshit briefs PM on Delhi Govt`s response on Shunglu findings

Delhi CM said PM has `agreed` that there are some `irrelevant portions` in the panel`s report.

New Delhi: With the Shunglu Committee
indicting her Government for irregularities in CWG spendings,
Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit on Friday met Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh and said he has "agreed" that there are some
"irrelevant portions" in the panel`s report.

Dikshit briefed Singh about the voluminous response
filed by her government to the Home Ministry rebutting the
allegations made by the panel as well as informed him about
the President rejecting the Lokayukta`s recommendation to sack
PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan.

"I told him that we have filed a point-by-point
response to the findings of the Shunglu Committee report. The
Prime Minister agreed that there were some irrevalent portions
in the report," Dikshit said.

Grappling with the allegations of corruption by the
probe panel, Delhi government had sent its nearly 3,000 page
response to the Home Ministry last week trashing the findings
of the committee, arguing that they were based on
"presumptions" and "assumptions".

Dikshit said she has also apprised the Prime Minister
about President Pratibha Patil`s rejection of the city
Lokayukta`s recommendation to sack Chauhan for his alleged
involvement in protecting a leading resort in a tax evasion
case.

"I informed Singh about the Chauhan issue also," she
said.

Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin had in February
recommended to the President to "withdraw her pleasure" for
the Minister to continue in office, holding him guilty of
misconduct of "grave nature".

Dikshit said the issue of Baba Ramdev`s proposed fast
from tomorrow at the Ram Lila Maidan also figured in the
discussion.

"We have made all the arrangements like supply of
water and power at Ram Lila Maidan. We have told MCD to ensure
proper sanitation in the area," she said.

Dikshit said some close associates of Ramdev had met
her two days back asking for supply of water and power and
some other facilities at the Ram Lila Maidan and she has
assured them that the arrangements will be made by the
government departments.

PTI

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