What defence of Kalmadi are you talking about from a man who is reputed to have instigated the IOC
to threaten the Government of India when a bill was tabled restricting the tenure of the office bearers
of the IOA to 12 years?This man,whose patriotism I question,should have had the gumption to resign from the IOA and whole-heartedly support the Government.But because it affected him personally,
for he would have had to demit office from an organisation over which he was lording all these years,
he shouted himself hoarse and got other sports bodies' officials to gang up with him against the Sports Minister.He chose his position over the prestige of the nation which he even dared to hold to ransom with his selfish attitude.Now tell me whether in such circumstances and with this background of this honourable(?) gentleman,would you be satisfied with his defence on CWG corruption allegations?
Notice also the fact that very strangely he has no qualms about brandishing some Raju Sebastian's
letter which he claims confirms that he has the approval of the Indian High Commission in engaging the services of AM Cars and its allied firms without going through the bid process.Now for all one knows,this Raju Sebastian has no such authority and seems to be a non-entity in the HC's hierarchyThe HC has reportedly stated that it will shortly indicate the facts of the matter.What a shame for the country where a High Commission/Embassy is getting involved in sleaze!
As for Mani Shankar Aiyar,he may have had a point but he could have been subtle about going public with it instead of making it so crudely and cheaply.Mind you,it is not as if he could not have done it for he is past master as far as the nuances of the English language are concerned.It would only be in the fitness of things if he had the grace to express regrets for his rude outburst.Have a Great Day.
By the way,my only link with Mr."M S" is through this forum.After our initial tussle,we have become good friends despite our diametrically opposing political views.We were pleasantly surprised to find that we both hailed from the same state and region in India which has further served to bond our camaraderie.And we both live in the US.Incidentally,why the
EDIT:-Have you seen the latest headlines which say that the
Congress Party has distanced itself from Kalmadi saying that
he represents the CWG in his capacity as the President of the
IOA and the chairman of the OC of the CWG,and not as a
Congress MP from Pune?Why this distinction and splitting of hairs in Kalmadi's case whereas the Delhi CM has been given a clean chit?Doesn't this speak volumes?Strangely why is the Congress fighting shy of sacking him if he were squeaky
clean as he paints himself?As they say in Hindi "Dal mein kuch
kala hai".In the instant case however I would modify it and say
"Dal hi kala hai".One doesn't need any further proof.
EDIT-2 :-The final nail in the coffin comes from the latest report
that states that the MEA has categorically stated that the e-mail
approvals flaunted by Kalmadi have all been doctored and that the official who is stated to have conveyed approval had no authority to do so.Strangely,Kalmadi has constituted a panel made up of three officials who are his cronies to go into the
corruption charges instead of nominating unbiased persons.