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2010 Commonwealth Games Financial Irregularities


About 2010 Commonwealth Financial Irregularities

On July 31, 2010, a day after alleged corruption in the upcoming organisation surfaced, the Indian Government has reportedly decided to step-in. Denying allegations of any financial irregularity in the Commonwealth Games, the Organising Committee chairman, Suresh Kalmadi, claimed to have maintained total transparency in all the deals. Lalit Bhanot, Secretary General of the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010's Organising Committee, categorically dismissed all corruption allegations levelled against his office.

Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister M S Gill said the Central Government will look into charges of corruption in the games, but denied plans to set up an apex committee to monitor the Games.

On August 6, 2010, the Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes, SSN Moorthy, said the CBDT is verifying the Games transactions in a similar manner like the other investigating agencies.

Kalmadi said his top priority was to make the 2010 Games a success, adding that he would quit only if asked by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh or Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

On August 6, 2010, the Lok Sabha witnessed uproar after opposition launched a joint attack on the government over the issue of alleged corruption and financial irregularities in the games.

2010 Commonwealth Games Financial Irregularities in News

Corruption allegations against CWG organizers should be probed: Fennell
Commonwealth Games Federation chief Mike Fennell said on Thursday that all allegations of corruption against the Commonwealth Games organisers should be probed. ANI

Strict action will be taken against those involved in CWG malpractices: Gill
Union Sports Minister M S Gill on Thursday said the Central Government will take strict action against those found involved in malpractices during the conduct of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. ANI

CWG Scam: Sonia Gandhi says those guilty will not be spared
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said those found guilty of corruption in the upcoming Commonwealth Games will be punished once the event is over. ANI

PM to visit CWG venues, wants irregularities be investigated
Stating that he would personally visit selected venues of the Commonwealth Games in the last week of August, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday odered thorough investigations into complaints of CWG related irregularities. ANI

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