With the arrest of CWG sacked Organising Committee Chief Suresh Kalmadi by the CBI in CWG scam, it seems that the Manmohan Singh Government has started the cleansing process. As the public perception was developing about the government being surrounded by corruption charges of various nature, it had become difficult for the main accused to escape the net of law.
Undoubtedly now it can be said that the government is serious to root out corruption and punish those who are involved in corrupt practices. Government is duty bound to stop swallowing up of public exchequer by anyone. But still the long fight is yet to be fought. And many more involvements in CWG Scam need to be exposed and those found guilty must be punished without any loss of time.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has said that the Delhi Govt would soon send a detailed response on the Shunglu Committee findings on Commonwealth Games irregularities to the Home Ministry and ruled out action against anybody without a thorough probe. Shunglu Committee findings have been contested by the Delhi government. Because it has raised the questions of irregularities relating to infrastructural developments in Delhi. It has sent its responses to Shunglu Committee to Home ministry. It must be probed thoroughly.
It is good that the sacked CWG Organising Committee Chief Suresh Kalmadi has been arrested by CBI on charges of cheating, conspiracy and corruption in connection with awarding some Games contracts and the ruling Congress wasted no time in suspending the Lok Sabha MP.
First of all, the government must make a statute prohibiting politicians of doubtful credibility to head the sports bodies of the nation. Mostly politicians who liken to be in limelight and believe in pomp and show have been found to head the sports bodies. In the given situation, they breed corruption in sports organisation. So, politicians, whose public life is not above suspicion, must be prohibited from heading the sports organisation. They make no contribution in the development of sports organisation they lead but only busy with self aggrandisement exercise. Govt. must continue its spree against corruption and bring all corrupt practioners to book.