The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) audit of the 2010 Commonwealth Games has indicted the organizing committee, the Prime Minister’s Office and Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit over alleged irregularities in the conduct of the event. Suresh Kalmadi, former organizing committee chairman and a Congress leader, has been in jail since April for his alleged involvement.
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The indictment came as the Supreme Court criticized the Delhi Police for its “half-hearted” investigation into the “cash-for-votes” scam of 2008. All this will raise new concerns on governance. Allegations of corruption have already led to several resignations from the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) as well as the opposition. While Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned last week over his alleged role in a mining scam in the state, A. Raja and K. Kanimozhi of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)—a partner in the UPA government—are in jail for their alleged role in the 2G scam.
Former Union textile minister Dayanidhi Maran, also of the DMK, and Congress chief minister of Maharashtra, Ashok Chavan, have also been forced to resign after allegations against them.
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