CWG corruption issue rocks Lok Sabha

Published: Friday, August 6, 2010, 18:23 [IST]
 
'CWG corruption is a matter of shame'

New Delhi, Aug 6: The entire opposition in Lok Sabha on Friday, Aug 6, attacked the government for looting the public money in the name of Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2010.

BJP, JD(U), Left parties and Samajwadi Party targeted the government on the corruption issue.

Where as the Left demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe charges of corruption in the games projects.

Urban development minister S Jaipal Reddy was not even allowed to respond to the charges by angry opposition, which wanted the reply only after a full-fledged debate.

Basudeb Acharia, CPI(M) leader, demanded setting up of a JPC on the "large-scale corruption scam", alleging that while a cricket stadium in Hyderabad was constructed at Rs 90 crore, the renovation of Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Delhi cost over Rs 961 crore.

Gurudas Dasgupta (CPI) said " its a loot of public money and it is a matter of shame of dereliction of duty. This government is unable to manage rising prices. At least, they should manage the games properly".

"India's dignity was being lowered in the international fora by reports of corruption in the CWG projects," he added.

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