Corruption in CWG projects: BJP demands JPC probe

The BJP sought PM Manmohan Singh`s intervention into the matter and demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe.

Updated: Aug 07, 2010, 15:24 PM IST

Hyderabad: Terming the alleged large scale
corruption in Commonwealth Games projects as a "national
shame", the BJP on Saturday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s
intervention into the matter and demanded a Joint
Parliamentary Committee probe.

"It`s a national shame that Commonwealth Games have been
attracting such negative publicity...with media highlighting
failures, corruption and favouritism in execution of CWG
projects. The PM should intervene into the matter and agree
for a JPC probe or a judicial enquiry into it," senior BJP
leader Venkaiah Naidu told reporters here.

Accusing the Union government of allowing "loot of
public money" in the name of CWG, Naidu said the Centre cannot
be a silent spectator when large scale irregularities in
projects related to the Games were being exposed.

There is a total chaos in the execution of the Games
projects. 50 per cent work is yet to be completed and the mega
event is less than two months away, he said.

"It is open loot and cheating, but the central government
seems to be unfazed...It can not escape from its
responsibility," the BJP leader said.

PTI