BJP demands Kalmadi`s resignation for CWG `irregularities`

Training its guns on Suresh Kalmadi, BJP today demanded the resignation of the Chairman of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, citing former OC official T S Darbari`s statement and a CAG report.

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2010, 19:51 PM IST

New Delhi: Training its guns on Suresh
Kalmadi, BJP today demanded the resignation of the Chairman of
Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, citing former OC
official T S Darbari`s statement and a CAG report indicting
him of financial irregularities.

"Darbari has said all decisions were taken after getting
a nod from Kalmadi or as per his directions and these were not
his faults. He has said he was made a scapegoat. A CAG report
has also declared him (Kalmadi) guilty of wrongdoing... As
such, it is not right for him to continue in Organising
Committee post," Deputy leader of BJP in Lok Sabha, Gopinath
Munde said.

He also cited Darbari`s accusations about discrepancies
in the Queen`s Baton Relay and said these were done under the
"under the nose of the Prime Minister and UPA Chairperson
Sonia Gandhi".

"After the CAG report, no doubts remain... Kalmadi has
said he had the support of the high command in all that he
did," Munde said.

PTI