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CWG SCAM: PM ignored Mani Shankar's warning letters of October, 2007!

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  | New Delhi, July 1, 2011 | Updated 18:27 IST .

Former Sports Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar and PM Manmohan Singh.

During his recent interaction with the media, an editor askedPrime Minister Manmohan Singh about the letters written by former sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar exposing glaring financial irregularities in the run up to the Commonwealth Games (CWG). But the prime minister claimed that the content of Aiyar's letters was "purely ideological".

Two days after the prime minister's statement given at his 7 RCR residence, Headlines Todayaccessed those letters which clearly go beyond ideology. These letters were written by Aiyar over a span of two years starting 2006.

Aiyar's letters quoted specific figures of financial bungling by the sacked chairperson of the CWG organising committee (OC) Suresh Kalmadi and his team during the preparation for the 2010 Games.

In one of these letters, written on March 9, 2006, Aiyar stated: "I write to seek a meeting with you to discuss gargantuan gap between expenditure projections given in 2003 and present projected figures. As against the figure of Rs 150 crore for physical infrastructure, current estimates have been ramped up to over Rs 500 crore. On organisation of games, the figure has been ramped from Rs 250 crore to Rs 900 crore."

In another letter, which directly targets the former OC boss, Aiyar stated on October 25, 2007: "I grow increasingly alarmed at the profligacy of CWG OC chairman. Military Games held with nearly 3 quarters the number of athletes and officials expected for CWG came to under Rs 200 crore. Present projections of CWG expenditure have topped Rs 20,000 crore!"

Dr. Manmohan Singh definitely acted like a Nero in this issue as in others!

'I didn't want to share a cell with Kalmadi in Tihar'......

01) Sure sign that Congress still has some people with integrity! 

PM trashed Aiyar's letters as 'purely ideological'...........

02) Yes, Ideological because Mr. Aiyar doesn't want corruption in the name of CWG games!

03) The Prime Minsters' statement to the Sr. Editors during his recent interaction that there was no financial impropriety raised by Mani Shankar Aiyar is not only an 'Untruth'.

04) His absolute inaction till the Courts Intervened on CWG Scam demonstrates that he was in fact allowing that to happen since October, 2007.

05) Was he acting on behalf of someone else much higher to him?

06) Are there many more biggies who got benefited from the ugly earning of Suresh Kalmadi??


07) It is not enough if I alone do not eat grass but I must also ensure that all my colleagues also do not eat it!


I repeat my comments of June 02, 2011:-
http://prmadhura3.blogspot.com/2011/06/upa-liability-pm-was-alerted-about.html



This is height of inaction on the part of Dr. Manmohan Singh!

Sometime back when Mr. L.K. Advani called him a 'name', I felt bad about it and thought why elderly statement should indulge in such verbal duel, though Dr. Singh's response to is was much too delayed!!

I still believe Dr. Singh is not corrupted in financial terms but, Today, I am not sure I would react the same way I did in the past about that 'epithet'  given by Mr. Advani.



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