Cong refuses to own up to Shunglu charges

But will not deny them either, says party spokesperson


Sweta Ranjan | April 2, 2011

Congress on Friday sent out a cryptic rebuttal of the Shunglu committee findings on CWG irregularities, saying that it neither owned nor refuted the findings.

Party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the party will study the findings and make a detailed point-by-point review. Congress leaders Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and Pune MP Suresh Kalmadi are in the eye of the storm over the panel's findings.

"Our party is committed to root out corruption. We are not just preachers. We practice what we say," Singhvi said.

The Shunglu panel was formed by the prime minister to probe the Games irregularities. It has held Dikshit and Kalmadi for botch-ups in works and graft respectively.



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