She said that “We have not done anything wrong. Everything was done keeping in mind the national interest and prestige. We were entrusted with certain responsibilities and we delivered them.”
The reaction came in the wake up of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report on the Commonwealth Games (CWG) slammed her and the government for irregularities in awarding of CWG projects.
The CAG said that despite serious objections from the then Sports Minister late Sunil Dutt, Kalmadi was appointed as the OC Chairman, based on a PMO recommendation of December 2004.
“This decision (to appoint Kalmadi) facilitated conversion of the originally envisaged government-owned OC into a body outside governmental control without commensurate accountability to government and concomitant controls to ensure propriety and transparency (despite full financial guarantee and funding from government),” the CAG also said.
The main Opposition party has sharpened its attack against Dikshit after the CAG report, reported to be blameworthiness her for irregularities in CWG contracts.
BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told to reporters that “I think now it is the only moral duty of Dikshit that she must resign. If not, the Congress high command must ask her to step down immediately and they can elect their new Chief Minister.”