جمعرات، 23 ستمبر، 2010
Corrupt Indian CWG management hides behind ISI bogey
Altogether, about 4, 50,000 pounds have transferred to London so far. Adding to the woes of the Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee, the roof of the weightlifting auditorium, in New Delhi Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, which was inaugurated on August 01, started leaking profusely due to heavy showers. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), a government watchdog body, in its report revealed massive irregularities in a tender issued for a Commonwealth Games project worth several crores. In the report prepared by CVC’s Chief Technical Examination Wing, far-reaching procedural violations, including corruption, have been noticed in 16 projects. The latest bombshell is the collapse of an under-construction foot over bridge near Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, due to negligence and use of substandard materials by the contractors. However, to hide their sleaze and cloak their corruption, the organizers have chosen to target their favourite whipping boy ISI. Indian External Affairs minister SM Krishna has alleged that Pakistani ’state-actors’ and ‘hired guns’ are behind the latest calamity to hit the games – the collapse of the over bridge on Tuesday afternoon. His comments were backed up by the Secretary General of the four member CWG committee Dr. Lalit K. Bhannot, who is responsible for the technical aspects of conducting the Games and coordinating activities of the sub-committees. It is a shameful and disturbing development that Indian graft and sleaze is being covered in this manner. Pakistan should throw such malicious suggestions out of the window, however, reportedly, Pakistan’s Interior Minister, when asked for comments, confirmed that he has ordered an investigation on his side. There should not be even a semblance of accepting the Indian ridiculous charges. We should leave no stone unturned in refuting such aspersions and condemn such evil machination to besmirch ISI’s good name to cover Indian ineptitude and perfidy.