Naidu fires Congress on Common Wealth Games

Fri 24th Sep 2010 01:04 PM
Naidu fires Congress on Common Wealth Games
Naidu fires Congress on Common Wealth Games


Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday spewed fire against the Centre over the tardy and haphazard preparations of the Common Wealth Games due to start from next week.


Talking to media persons at NTR Trust Bhavan, Mr Naidu demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh apologise to the nation for the haphazard preparations made for the Common Wealth Games scheduled to begin in New Delhi from next week. He said that the haphazard preparations had brought shame and ridicule to the nation.

Squarely blaming the Prime Minister for the mismanagement of the preparation for the Games, the former chief minister said that Dr Manmohan Singh should have regularly reviewed the works in progress since the image of the nation was at stake.

Giving credit to his party, Mr Naidu said that his government had successfully conducted the Asian Games and this had had the result of the country being chosen as hosts of the CWG.

Expressing his concern, the TDP chief criticised the security arrangements and accommodations given to the sportspersons from the participating country and blamed the Indian Olympic Association, the Central and Delhi state governments for the lapses.

The former chief  minister added that the country is facing ridicule from countries like Canada and New Zealand over the preparations, even though it had spent over Rs 40,000 crore for the arrangements.

Mr Naidu pointed out that both the IOA and the Delhi government are busy passing the blame on each other for the collapse of a foot bridge and the collapse of a ceiling, while the prestige of the nation is at stake.

The former chief minister demanded that all the people accused of being involved in the scams being alleged over the CWG preparations should be punished. He demanded that the government should show absolutely no leniency in meting out punishments for the scamsters so that an example is set.

Referring to the spate of crimes in New Delhi and in the state, the TDP leader stated that law and order has been completely broken down. He said that the situation has deteriorated to such and extent that even a rowdy-sheeter was able to talk to the chief minister.

The former chief minister demanded strict action against all those involved in the alleged irregularities in the APIIC-Emaar Properties land deals and the government should also register a case against the company.

He said that the case against Emaar Properties could be registered under Section 235 of the Companies Act 1956. Mr Naidu also said that Solicitor General Gopala Subrahmanyam Expert Committee.

Mr Naidu prophesized that there are more scams just waiting to be unearthed, since “Fertiliser Mixing Plants are adding mud in fertilizers, while mining scams are on the verge of being detected”

The former chief minister appealed to the people to accept the verdict of Allahabad High Court even it goes against them.