New Delhi: Even as the CAG indicted her for alleged irregularities in certain Commonwealth Games projects, the beleaguered Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, sought to highlight the successful holding of the Games on the occasion of Independence Day.

Training guns at her detractors, Sheila Dikshit said, “The biggest success of last year was the successful conduct of Commonwealth Games. The questions were raised whether we can organise it or not, as the rains just before the event had also marred our preparations. But the way we organised the Games was brilliant.”

Dikshit, who was hoisting the tricolour for the 13th time on the Independence Day here at Chhattrasal Stadium on Tuesday, said her government would now focus on skill development for which many corporate houses, Chambers of Commerce, national and international organisations are working together. The move would help Delhi to become a knowledge hub.

The largest local body in the country, MCD, which caters to around 97 per cent of area in the capital, will be decentralized so that the people can approach the administration, the Chief Minister said, adding “the three new local bodies will have 50 per cent reserved seats for women."

The Chief Minister also rewarded all the five youths, who after seeing the smoke had alerted the airport authorities, with a cash prize of Rs 50,000 each with certificates on the occasion.

(JPN/Bureau)