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CWG Scam: Delhi Chief Minister Terms Shunglu Committee Report ‘Contradictory’

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New Delhi: The high-level committee has estimated Rs 900 crore as “cost of delay” by certain government departments in implementing infrastructure related projects and Rs 300 crore loss to DDA in construction of Commonwealth Games Village near Akshardham Temple.

The committee in its two reports — construction of Village and development of City infrastructure — has pointed out several irregularities like delays, collusive bidding and haste decision on part of certain central and Delhi government officials which led to cost escalation and loss worth crores to the government exchequer.

During her meeting with the prime minister, Dikshit also gave a brief report to him about the city government’s observation about the panel’s findings and is also understood to have explained to him about the “collective feelings” of her cabinet which felt the “report is a kind of insinuation against the government.”

Dikshit has also said that a “detailed report” is being prepared by her government in response to the Shunglu Committee’s findings, and it will be sent to the Prime Minister’s Office soon. Top officials in the Delhi Government said all the departments, which name figured in the Shunglu Committee report, has been asked to submit individual reports on the observation of the high-level panel.

Dikshit had yesterday submitted a brief report to the Prime Minister, broadly rejecting the findings of the Shunglu panel. The BJP has been mounting pressure on Dikshit, demanding her resignation following her “indictment” by the committee.

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