Aiyar-Kalmadi spat `free-style wrestling`, tweets Cong leader

With former Sports Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar and IOA President Suresh Kalmadi at loggerheads over the Commonwealth Games, Congress leader Anil Shastri has deplored the "free-style wrestling" between the two.

Last Updated: Jul 29, 2010, 00:36 AM IST

New Delhi: With former Sports Minister Mani
Shankar Aiyar and IOA President Suresh Kalmadi at loggerheads
over the Commonwealth Games, Congress leader Anil Shastri has
deplored the "free-style wrestling" between the two.

On the microblogging site `twitter`, Shastri, a special
invitee of the Congress Working Committee and editor of party
mouthpiece `Congress Sandesh` said, "It has become a free-for-
all-affair at CG (Commonwealth Games). Free style wrestling is
being witnessed at the preparations level itself. This is
deplorable".

Later, he said an intervention was needed in the matter
as India`s image as a sporting nation was at stake.

Shastri had earlier tweeted and dubbed the hike in prices
of kerosene and cooking gas as "disastrous for the common
man".

He had also trained his guns on Planning Commission
Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia for his remarks that
inflation will ease by December-end.

"Deputy Chairman Planning Commission has said inflation
will ease into a comfortable zone by December, which he said
verbatim last November also," Shastri remarked in his last
post on his twitter account.

The posts by Shastri comes months after former Union
Minister Shashi Tharoor got into trouble for tweeting on
diverse issues, including the government`s foreign policy.

Congress today disapproved of the sparring between Aiyar
and Kalmadi, saying senior leaders of the party should speak
responsibly when they reply to any issue in public.

-PTI