Kalmadi was made CWG scam scapegoat by Congress: BJP

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 31, 2012 03:39 hrs

Panaji: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief Suresh Kalmadi was made the scapegoat in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam, former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Venkaiah Naidu said Monday.

Naidu who was speaking at a public function in Mapusa, 15 km from here, described Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as a "mauni baba" (the silent sage) for his silence in the face of corruption.

"Why was Kalmadi alone arrested in the CWG scam? Why was Delhi chief minister (Sheila Dikshit) not arrested? Why was the union sports minister not arrested? Why was the union urban development not arrested for the scam," said Naidu, who was speaking at the culmination of a pre-poll campaign organised by the BJP in Goa.

"And in the face of all this corruption why is Manmohan Singh quiet? He is a mauni baba. He never acts against corruption," Naidu said.

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