Bail for Kalmadi cheers his supporters in Pune
Pune: Supporters of Pune MP, Suresh Kalmadi,
today welcomed the news of Delhi High Court granting him bail
in the Commonwealth Games scams by shouting slogans at the
Congress Bhavan here.
"This will give a psychological boost to Congress workers
in the coming civic elections," said Pune Congress chief,
Chhajed, a close aide of Kalmadi`s, said it was a "good
coincidence" that Kalmadi got bail as interviews to finalise
candidates for the next month`s election started.
However, Maharashtra Congress spokesman Anant Gadgil, a
known detractor of Kalmadi`s, declined to comment on the
development saying "he is not in the party".
Kalmadi is currently suspended from Congress.
Pune NCP chief, Vandana Chavan, said Kalmadi had been
only granted a bail, which was not an acquittal. "All charges
against him in the scam stand," she added.
Kalmadi had dominated Pune city politics for the last
fifteen years, at times locking horns with Deputy Chief
Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar.
Facing graft charges, Kalmadi, who was chairman of
organising committee of 2010 games, has spent nearly nine
months in jail.
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