Monday, July 19, 2010
Will Dikshit, Gill & Kalmadi run on CWG tracks? : BJP
New Delhi, Jul 19 (UNI) Lamenting the dropping out of top athletes for participation in the upcoming Commonwealth Games, the Delhi BJP today quipped if the Chief Minister, along with her counterparts, now run on the tracks.
''Will Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Union Sports and Youth Affairs minister M S Gill and Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi now run on the tracks constructed for the Games?,'' Delhi BJP president Vijender Gupta
He said a notion has been created in the minds of people outside the country due to which they were not taking the Games seriously and this was hurting the image of the nation.
''The Delhi Government has been misguiding people for long. Crores of rupees have already been spent on the preparation for the Games, for which only 76 days have left and still the city is not ready,'' Mr Gupta said.
He even criticised the government for not even taking responsibility for the inconvenience caused to the people ahead of the Games.
''The roads get waterlogged, traffic remains choked, frequent power cuts, inadequate water supply even after three-hour-long rains. Is the Chief Minister going to showcase 'tooti-footi, khudi huyi dilli' (broken and dug up Delhi) to our foreign
guests?'' the Delhi BJP chief questioned.
The 12-day sporting extravaganza will be the country's biggest sporting event since the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi.
Mr Gill had yesterday expressed disappointment over the series of pullouts from international athletes for the Commonwealth Games for which world class stadia have been built in the city.
The top athletes who have pulled out of the mega-event include Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell, Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt, British tennis ace Andy Murray, and British cyclist Chris Hoy.