On 1/10/2011 I came across a sentence about Sheila Dikshit – “See how skilfully she handled the CAG report on CWG compared to how many other Congressmen blundered.” The writer wants Sheila Dikshit to be India’s Home Minister. Many people refer to Commonwealth Games as CWG but since Commonwealth is one word I refer to Commonwealth Games as CG.
I do not know what Sheila Dikshit did. Congress members who wanted B. S. Yediyurappa to resign a week before Karnataka Lokayukta submitted his report came to her defence soon after the CAG report. Lokayukta is a statutory authority. CAG is a constitutional authority. Delhi Lokayukta had submitted a report against Sheila Dikshit and PWD minister. Shunglu Committee report was against her.
Why is it that Sheila Dikshit continues as chief minister when there were three occasions when she should have quit? Did she threaten that she would not go down alone but take Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi with her? Did she bribe or threaten BJP members or other politicians? What did she do to silence TV channels about her?
Anyway CG scam is not over. On 3/10/2011 Headlines Today reported the continuing scam of CG stadia. Lakhs of rupees are given every month for maintenance of every stadium yet nothing is done to maintain them. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was renovated at the cost of 961 crore rupees and now 78 lakh rupees are spent to maintain it. On another stadium 56 lakh rupees are spent per month. Similar is the case other stadia. Where has the money gone? Shivaji Stadium that should have been ready before Commonwealth Games is not ready even now, one year after the event.
A corrupt chief minister’s place is in jail and not in India’s Home Ministry.