Make Kalmadi`s statements to CBI public: BJP

BJP on Saturday demanded that sacked CWG Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi`s statements to CBI after his arrest be made public and the role of the PMO in the scam be probed by the investigating agency.

Last Updated: Apr 30, 2011, 22:04 PM IST

Mumbai: BJP on Saturday demanded that sacked CWG
Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi`s statements to
CBI after his arrest be made public and the role of the Prime
Minister`s Office (PMO) in the scam be probed by the
investigating agency.
BJP National Secretary Kirit Somaiya told reporters here
that the role of the PMO should be investigated by CBI.

Somaiya said "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh owes an
explanation to the country on why Suresh Kalmadi was being
protected by him despite three Sports Ministers from 2004
including late Sunil Dutt had questioned the decision to
appoint Kalmadi as the Organising Committee (OC) Chairman when
it was already decided that Sports Minister would hold that
post."

The BJP leader alleged Singh had rejected all demands to
remove Kalmadi from the top post.

"We would like to know why the Prime Minister acted
like Dhritarashtra," he said and wanted to know under whose
pressure he was.
PTI