Appoint Monitoring Committee for CWG: BJP
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 20:33
New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday said lack of preparations for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games by the Delhi government has turned it into a "joke" and demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appoint a Monitoring Committee to keep an eye on the progress.

"Delhi government has turned the Commonwealth Games into a joke. They kept sleeping for the last six years. They are misleading the nation by saying that Commonwealth Games Federation Chief Mike Fennel was satisfied and happy," BJP general secretary Vijay Goel charged.

Goel, who held a meeting with Fennel last week to discuss the preparations, claimed that the latter was not at all happy with the state of affairs.

"He told me that there was no way he could transfer these Games to a new venue (due to lack of time), postpone them or not hold them at all," Goel said.

The former Union Minister said other than infrastructure, Fennel was concerned about completion of the projects on time and without compromising on quality. The requirements for those games to be held in August 2010 should be finalised now, Goel said.

"The Prime Minister should appoint a Monitoring Committee, which can have members from different walks of life, to keep an eye on the progress," he said.

"There should be a one-window clearance system for the projects," Goel said, adding, the delay in projects had led to manifold increase in the budget for the Games.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 20:33

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