Almost on cue, public wrath, albeit with a nudge and a wink from the powers that may be, is beginning to be focused on Suresh Kalmadi, chairman of the Organising Committee of the Commonwealth Games. The man’s exclusion from a meeting where the Prime Minister felicitated the Indian medal winners is clear indication of where things are headed.
This may be smart politics, but it ignores the fact that Kalmadi is only part of the problem. As is the Organising Committee for the Games. First, any investigation should look at every individual, government body and private company involved in creating hard or soft infrastructure for the Games. Then, there’s the larger issue: the lack of either preparatory or legacy plans. While it is important to assign blame for the first, some introspection on the second may help India better its medals tally at the next Games.