Cong Avoids Queries on Action Against Dikshit, Gill

New Delhi
Cong Avoids Queries on Action Against Dikshit, Gill
Congress today steered clear of questions as to whether Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and former Sports Minister M S Gill also faced action for the CWG mess after Suresh Kalmadi's arrest, saying the party does not comment on ongoing investigations.

"These are matters between the probe agency and the court. The investigations in CWG are continuing and it is not the tradition of Congress to comment on ongoing investigations," party spokesperson Manish Tewari said.

He was replying to a volley of questions on the issue including whether action will also follow against Dikshit and Gill, who had drawn adverse comments from the Shunglu panel.

Shunglu Committee that went into the issue of irregularities in the preparation of Games had commented adversely on the role of Delhi government in CWG projects and BJP has sought "immediate arrest" of Dikshit on the basis of the report.

Immediately after conclusion of the Games last October, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had said the "suspicion" of corruption in the Commonwealth Games was on the Organising Committee headed by Kalmadi.

Later Kalmadi had said all those involved in preparation of the event, including Dikshit, should be summoned by the CBI.

Dikshit has today said the Delhi Government would soon send a detailed response on the Shunglu Committee findings on Commonwealth Games irregularities to the Home Ministry and ruled out action against anybody without a thorough probe.

Tewari found nothing wrong in Dikshit's response to the issue saying, "Shunglu committee has made certain recommendations and Delhi government has also given its reactions on them. Now the Centre will reach a conclusion after going into the comments of both."

Meanwhile, the Congress spokesperson reacted sharply to BJP's demand for action against Dikshit, saying the opposition party should first look within and answer questions on corruption involving its own leaders including Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.
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