New Delhi: Unfazed by the allegations of irregularities in Commonwealth Games projects, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday asserted she or her government has "not done anything wrong" and said everything was done keeping in mind the "national interest and prestige". CWG scam: CBI starts property attachment of accused
"We have not done anything wrong. Everything was done keeping in mind the national interest and prestige. We were entrusted with certain responsibilities and we delivered them," Dikshit said.
Her reaction came in the wake of reports carrying allegations levelled by the Comptroller and Auditor General of irregularities in awarding of contracts of certain CWG projects.
Ruling out that the criticism was making her "uncomfortable", Dikshit said her government will present its case when it will be asked to.
"There is a process. After tabling of the CAG report in Parliament, it goes to the Public Accounts Committee. When they will ask about our position, we will explain," Dikshit said.
Dikshit didn't favour any firm: Tripathi
Amidst reports about alleged irregularities committed by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in awarding Commonwealth Games projects, the Delhi government on Wednesday said she did not favour any particular firm and all due procedures were followed in awarding contracts.
Delhi Chief Secretary P K Tripathi told reporters that reports alleging that the Chief Minister favoured a particular firm in the street-lighting project was "totally wrong".
"The Chief Minister never favoured any company to get contract as reported by media quoting CAG report," Tripathi said.
"All due procedures were followed in awarding the contracts. No irregularities were committed in purchasing of potted plants. Chief Minister was not at all involved in any of the purchases," he said.
However, he did not rule out any wrongdoings by the company Spaceage, which got part of the contract for installation of streetlights across the city. He said Spaceage was considered for the contract following a directive from the Delhi High Court.
Earlier in the day, Dikshit evaded questions on the Comptroller and Auditor General reportedly rapping her government for irregularities in CWG projects, saying she will comment only after the report is tabled in Parliament.
"I will not comment on CAG. Let it be tabled in Parliament. Then only I will say anything," Dikshit said.
She was asked to comment on reported observations by CAG about irregularities in certain contracts related to the Commonwealth Games.
The report, yet to be tabled in Parliament, has reportedly pointed out that Spageage, one of the disqualified firms bidding for street lighting was declared qualified "irregularly" after it made a plea to the Chief Minister.
It also reportedly found overspending by the Delhi government and civic agencies to the tune of over Rs 100 crore over streetscaping and an excess expenditure of Rs 31.07 crore on street lighting by MCD, NDMC and PWD.
New Delhi: Unfazed by the allegations of irregularities in Commonwealth Games projects, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday asserted she or her government has "not done anything wrong" and said everything was done keeping in mind the "national interest and prestige".
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