New Delhi: The much-awaited CAG report on Commonwealth Games, 2010, has been tabled in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

The report states that the appointment of Suresh Kalmadi as CWG OC Chairman was done on the recommendation of the PMO in December 2004, despite objections from late Sunil Dutt, the then Sports Minister.

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According to the CAG report, the streets-caping project carried out by the Delhi government was ill-conceived, ill-planned causing wasteful expenditure of Rs 101 crore. Besides, the report has also found serious irregularities in award of contract to Emaar MGF for the construction of CWG residential complex.

Instances of favoritism, bias, largely guided by OC, found in selecting surfaces for athletic tracks, hockey turf, badminton courts, said the CAG.

No charge against CM: Delhi Govt

Delhi Government on Friday said Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has not been indicted by the
Comptroller and Auditor General on corruption charges in Commonwealth Games projects as the auditor has only pointed out certain "procedural wrongdoings".

Within hours of the CAG report being tabled in Lok Sabha, top Delhi Government sources said that "no charge has been made against the Chief Minister.

"The CAG has only pointed out certain procedural wrongdoings. This is not an indictment."

The CAG report has pointed out "serious irregularities" in various projects undertaken by the government in the run up to the Commonwealth Games in October last year.

"The CAG cannot indict anyone. It is only an auditor. The report will now go to the Public Accounts Committee and only the decision taken by the committee is considered significant," the sources said.

The CAG audited the expenses and pointed towards certain "wrong decisions", the sources said, adding the Chief Minister has not been charged with corruption.

Earlier, Dikshit said she will comment on the report only after going through it.

"How can I comment? We will have to read the report. Let me go through it," she said.

She also refused to comment on the Opposition demand for her resignation.


Dikshit refuses to comment

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit refused to comment on the CAG report pointing out irregularities in Commonwealth Games projects carried out by her government, saying she has to go through it first.

In her first remarks soon after the report was tabled in Lok Sabha, Dikshit said, "How can I comment? We will have to read the report. Let me go through it."

She also refused to comment on the Opposition demand for her resignation.

The CAG report has pointed out several irregularities in various projects undertaken by the government in the run up to the Commonwealth Games in October last year.


RS members miffed over delay in copies

Alleging that the government wanted to hush up CAG reports on scams including CWG, the BJP created uproar in the Rajya Sabha in protest against copies not being made available even after they were tabled.

Irked over not receiving the copies, senior BJP leader S S Ahluwalia (BJP) said the CAG dealt with scams in the 19th Commonwealth Games, fertiliser subsidy as also functioning of
the Indian Coast Guard.

"They are trying to sweep these under the carpet. They are attempting to cover up... scams in Commonwealth and fertilizer subsidy," he said demanding the copies must be provided to the members before 2 PM.

Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan directed the government to ensure that the copies of the reports reach the members before 2 PM.

The issue could be resolved only after the government assured the members that their demand would be met.

But about ten minutes of the House were lost in the uproar during which Ahluwalia also charged Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla with being "irresponsible".

D Raja (CPI) supported the demand while members from CPI-M and AIADMK were on their feet demanding the copies.

Earlier, Minister of State for Finance Namo Narayan Meena laid five CAG reports on the table.

(JPN/Agencies)