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Congress Comes to Rescue Delhi CM

BeyondHeadlines Staff Reporter

New Delhi: The Congress party yesterday came out in defence of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, whose government has been indicted by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) for irregularities in the Commonwealth Games (CWG). The decision came after a meeting of the Congress party core group, attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other top leaders.

Janardan Dwivedi, a member of the four-member high-level team that oversees party affairs during the absence of president Sonia Gandhi, said Dikshit and former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who resigned recently following his indictment in a mining scam by the Lokayukta, cannot be compared.

“The report (CAG) says that in some heads, money was overspent, and it could have been saved. It is not as big that it can be compared to Yeddyurappa or someone else,” Dwivedi said after the core group meeting.

The party will not readily succumb to the demand of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said a party leader who did not wish to be identified.

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