New Delhi: "Law has taken its course," that
is how Congress reacted today to Delhi High Court granting
bail to Suresh Kalmadi in a 2010 Games-related graft case.
"I do not want to say anything, law has taken its course.
It is the process of law. We never interfere in the process of
law. I want to say only this much," party spokesman Rashid
Alvi told reporters when asked to comment on the court order.
He was replying to a volley of questions whether the
Congress was happy over the bail to Kalmadi, who is a party MP
from Pune and a former CPP secretary, after being put behind
bars for more than nine months.
"I do not want to comment. It is not in my knowledge,"
said Alvi when asked whether Kalmadi would be leading the
party campaign in the civic polls in Pune.
Asked about suggestions that the presidentship of the
Indian Olympic Association be now restored to Kalmadi, Alvi
snapped back "I am not spokesperson of IOA".
Speaking separately, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila
Dikshit today welcomed the grant of bail to Kalmadi, saying
the court must have good reasons for pronouncing this order.
However, soon after Kalmadi was granted bail, opposition
BJP stepped up attack on Dikshit demanding action against
her in the CWG-related cases, saying all those involved in
these cases should be sent to jail.