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Commonwealth shame


Government officials have joined organisers of the commonwealth games in their efforts to ease ever-increasing concerns over poor facilities and security in New Delhi.

On his arrival in the capital chairman on the organising committee, Suresh Kalmadi, was quick to lay down assurances that all will ok.

“I am coming from the Games Village and lot of improvement has taken place. Everything will be all right. Lots of people are working there. All venues are all right and the Games Village will also be fine.”

Lieutenant governor of Delhi, Tejinder Khanna, joined in the effort to ease fears saying the facilities would be ready in time to welcome the athletes.

“He (Prime Minister) was informed that every effort is being made to prepare the games facilities and the (Games) Village to the expected standards. Our guests will be received and welcomed in accordance with the best tradition of the gamed and of Indian hospitality. We are confident that we will meet the guests expectation and make the games an outstanding success.”

The troubled build-up has cast a dark and embarrassing cloud over the Games when it was supposed to be a time for India to shine and showcase themselves as an emerging power in the international community.

The Commonwealth Games run from October 3-14.

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