Heads will roll after CWG, but whose?
New Delhi: Heads will roll for the Commonwealth Games mess - this is the talk in the capital's political grapevine. But nobody knows for sure who will end up as the fall guys?
There are several hit lists doing the rounds, with Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi topping most of the lists. He is the favourite scapegoat of the high-decibel TV channels too. Some excitable channels have already begun running headlines like "Kalmadi Out".
But with the new exposure on inexcusable delays in the construction and poor upkeep of the Games Village, some say more heads are going to roll. If speculation in the Congress circles are to be believed, the high-command is unhappy with the performance of several leaders, including Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Sports Minister M.S. Gill and Urban Development Minister S. Jaipal Reddy, heads of local bodies and some of the bureaucrats who were entrusted with the job of overseeing venues in August.
Kalmadi won't be alone at the execution, as an insider quipped.
Image: Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi gestures during a press conference in New Delhi on Sept. 25, 2010.