CWG scam: BJP terms CBI raids at Kalmadi’s residences an ‘eyewash’.

Friday, December 24, 2010

JAMMU - Reacting to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids being conducted at the premises of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi in New Delhi and in Pune, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for trying to protect the main accused, saying it is ‘too late’, and termed the investigation into the matter an ‘eyewash’.

BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitaraman said that investigation now holds no importance, as it has been too late and the action is not at all convincing.

“Absolutely not enough, it is rather too late and even if they are doing it now, it just appears like a token gesture. When the whole matter has been waiting for more than now eight months, to go and raid now and to expect to have anything at all as evidence available there, just does not seem to add up,” Sitaraman told reporters.

“And it gives the impression that it is all just eyewash. The whole thing has to be taken from (note of) seriously. The nation has lost a lot of money, people’s credibility is on stake, and the intensity of investigation does not seem to be convincing anyone at all,” she added.

The CBI today morning raided the residences of Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and his personal secretary Manoj Bhure in New Delhi and in Pune in connection with alleged irregularities in the conduct of the 2010 sporting extravaganza.

The raids were conducted in the wake of reports that some crucial documents related to Commonwealth Games deals have gone missing. (ANI)

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