Sandeep Joshi / The Hindu /NEW DELHI, August 6, 2011.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
CWG SCAM: “Contractual agreement stalled Kalmadi's removal”!
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In this October 2010 photo, commuters move past a graffiti, next to a CWG hoarding, at an underpass in New Delhi. The CAG, in its report on Friday, slammed the preparations and conduct of the Games last year as deeply flawed - PTI.
UPA had no role in his appointment
The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government on Friday clarified that it had no role in appointment of Suresh Kalmadi as Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) Chairman.
Referring to the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India (CAG) report on the CWG Games 2010 stating that Mr. Suresh Kalmadi's appointment was based on a PMO recommendation, it said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could not remove Mr. Kalmadi as the government was bound by an international contractual agreement.
Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Mr. Kalmadi, who is now in Tihar Jail for his alleged involvement in corruption in organising the Games, was elected to the post by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) as per the ‘Host City Contract' approved by the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government and “there was no scope for any change.”
What a specious defence? Contracts can be amended like Constitutions, in the larger interests of the Pubic Good!
Corruption and overlooking it cannot be part of any enforceable Contract!
Mr. Maken better realise that he is not giving the above defence to a bunch of illiterates!
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