People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 32

August 08, 2010

On Corruption in Commonwealth Games’ Organisation


The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on July 31, 2010.

THE reported payment of big sums of money by the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee to an obscure British based company seems to be a case of high-level corruption. The Organising Committee is reported to have paid around Rs 1.68 crore (2,47,467 pounds) to a company, A M Films. It is further alleged that this company is receiving 25,000 pounds every month.   More than Rs 3 crore has so far been paid to this company. The British government has already pointed out various irregularities in the contract with the company. 

It is imperative that the central government immediately order a high-level investigation into this contract and the transactions undertaken. It is shocking that such large-scale misuse of public funds has taken place in the name of the Commonwealth Games. The government must act expeditiously and those found guilty must be brought to book.