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Indian official accuses Delhi state gov't of corruption

10-03-2010 10:20 BJT

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The Commonwealth Games 2010 are about to get started in New Delhi. And an Indian state official has slammed the Congress party-led Delhi State Government for corruption related to the Games.

Narendra Modi, chief of India's western Gujarat state, accused the federal ruling Congress party-led Delhi State Government on Saturday of misappropriating funds in organizing the Commonwealth Games 2010.

Narendra Modi, chief of India's western Gujarat state, said, "700 billion rupees … the people of the country want an answer for this. They did so much corruption that every day when you switch on the television;you would find a new scandal associated with the Commonwealth Games. They are trying to hide their faults under the limelight. But,the people of the country will never forgive them for their acts, and the Congress people are not concerned about this."

Meanwhile, security for the mega event is being beefed up.

About 100 thousand police and military personnel are trying to ensure the safety of athletes, visitors and games venues.

As foreign governments issue travel advisories highlighting a risk of terror attacks, local authorities don't want to leave softer targets vulnerable.

The local government in Delhi is using a law enacted in 1954 to enforce the closure of shops and markets on the day of the opening ceremony and the October 14th closing ceremony.

New Delhi officials say more than 67 hundred athletes and officials have confirmed their entries. That would top the 5,766 total in Melbourne four years ago.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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