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Kalmadi's JPC demand his own view: Congress

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Updated: February 21, 2011, 6:03 PM IST
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Kalmadi's JPC demand his own view: Congress
Former CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi has put forth a demand of JPC into Games.

New Delhi: Congress on Monday distanced itself from party MP Suresh Kalmadi's move seeking a JPC probe into the Commonwealth Games issue, saying it was his independent view and the party has nothing to do with it.

"The party has nothing to do with it... He is obviously speaking in his personal capacity. These are his independent
views. There is no question of party associating with it," party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told reporters in New Delhi.

Kalmadi, who was sacked as the CWG Organising Committee chairman, on Sunday demanded a JPC probe into all issues relating to the mega sporting event amid reports that CBI has tracked an e-mail alleging that he got kickbacks.

The Congress spokesperson refused to comment on the case saying "we do not believe in commenting on ongoing criminal proceedings. Where is the question of party commenting on on-going proceedings." He went on to add "Congress party does not constitute Organizing Committee of the Games".

Kalmadi has been questioned in connection with alleged irregularities in Commonwealth Games-related projects. There is a buzz that the CBI could arrest Kalmadi as the investigation proceeds.

The Congress member from Pune has been removed as secretary of Congress Parliamentary Party some six months back after the controversy surfaced.

In a statement on the eve of the start of the Budget Session of Parliament, the embattled sports administrator said he would resign as Member of Parliament in case any proof of him having taken even a single rupee surfaces.

First Published: February 21, 2011, 6:03 PM IST
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