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Govt agrees to debate on Maken`s statement

Last Updated: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 17:25

New Delhi: With Parliament being stalled
on Monday over Sports Minister Ajay Maken`s statement on CWG,
the government has agreed to have a discussion on the matter
tomorrow when the Opposition is expected to attack him along
with the PMO and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

The discussion in the Lok Sabha will be initiated by BJP
leader Yashwant Sinha and followed by Kirti Azad, sources

In the Rajya Sabha, the discussion will be started by
Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley and followed by Prakash

During the debate, the Opposition is expected to attack
Maken, whom they accuse of misleading Parliament by stating on
August 5 that Suresh Kalmadi was appointed as CWG
Organising Committee chief by NDA government and the UPA
dispensation could not do anything about it later as it was
bound by Host City Agreement signed with the Commonwealth
Games Federation.

An unfazed Maken today stuck to his statement and said he
was ready to give any clarification in Parliament.

The Opposition is also planning to target the PMO and
Dikshit, whose resignation is being demanded for her alleged
role in wasteful expenditure in a project linked to the Games
held in October last year.


First Published: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 15:49

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