Cong steers clear of queries on action against Dikshit, Gill

Cong steered clear of questions as to whether Sheila Dikshit and MS Gill also faced action for the CWG mess after Suresh Kalmadi`s arrest, saying the party does not comment on ongoing investigations.

Last Updated: Apr 26, 2011, 22:56 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday steered clear
of questions as to whether Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
and former Sports Minister M S Gill also faced action for the
CWG mess after Suresh Kalmadi`s arrest, saying the party does
not comment on ongoing investigations.

"These are matters between the probe agency and the
court. The investigations in CWG are continuing and it is not
the tradition of Congress to comment on ongoing
investigations," party spokesperson Manish Tewari said.

He was replying to a volley of questions on the issue
including whether action will also follow against Dikshit and
Gill, who had drawn adverse comments from the Shunglu panel.
Shunglu Committee that went into the issue of
irregulaties in the preparation of Games had commented
adversely on the role of Delhi government in CWG projects and
BJP has sought "immediate arrest" of Dikshit on the basis of
the report.

Immediately after conclusion of the Games last
October, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had said the
"suspicion" of corruption in the Commonwealth Games was on the
Organising Committee headed by Kalmadi.
Later Kalmadi had said all those involved in
preparation of the event, including Dikshit, should be
summoned by the CBI.

Dikshit has today said the Delhi Government would soon
send a detailed response on the Shunglu Committee findings on
Commonwealth Games irregularities to the Home Ministry and
ruled out action against anybody without a thorough probe.

Tewari found nothing wrong in Dikshit`s response to
the issue saying, "Shunglu committee has made certain
recommendations and Delhi government has also given its
reactions on them. Now the Centre will reach a conclusion
after going into the comments of both."

Meanwhile, the Congress spokesperson reacted sharply
to BJP`s demand for action against Dikshit, saying the
opposition party should first look within and answer questions
on corruption involving its own leaders including Karnataka
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

PTI