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Cong refrains from commenting on Kalmadi demand for JPC on CWG

Last Updated: Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 21:37

New Delhi: Congress on Sunday steered clear of
commenting on party MP Suresh Kalmadi`s statement seeking a
Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the entire CWG issue.

"We do not believe in commenting on ongoing criminal
proceedings," party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told
reporters when his reaction to Kalmadi`s statement was sought.

"Today no JPC exists. Nor have any terms of reference
been arrived at. Therefore, we cannot speculate. Let us not
comment before the event (announcement of JPC) happens", he

Kalmadi, who was sacked as the CWG Organising Committee
Chairman, today demanded a JPC probe into all issues relating
to the mega sporting event amid reports that CBI has tracked
an e-mail alleging that he got kickbacks.

In a statement on the eve of the start of the Budget
Session of Parliament, the embattled sports administrator said
he would resign as Member of Parliament in case any proof of
him having taken even a single rupee surfaces.

Kalmadi also said he was "deeply pained and constrained"
at the "malicious campaign" going against him regarding the
Delhi Commonwealth Games-2010.

"The stories going around are far from actual facts,"
Kalmadi, who is also the president of Indian Olympic
Association, said.

"Were the government to agree to constitution of a JPC
into the 2G Spectrum issue it would only be fair a similar
process of Joint Parliamentary Committee should go into the
entire range of issues connected with preparations, executions
and conduct of the Commonwealth Games," Kalmadi said in the

He added "...I am confident that this would enable the
entire truth to emerge in the public domain".


First Published: Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 21:37

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