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Won't tolerate corruption: Gill

The government told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday that it was confident of readying all facilities in time for the Commonwealth Games. It would not tolerate any corruption and take action if “there is anything.”

“Have faith in India, India will get there,” Sports Minister M.S. Gill said. “As far as corruption is concerned, the government will take all action. I will write to the authorities, including the Finance Minister, asking them … to go seriously into ... if there is anything,” he said, responding to an Opposition barrage, led by Brinda Karat (CPI-M) and Prakash Javadekar (BJP).

On the findings of the Central Vigilance Commission and the Comptroller and Auditor General, he wanted them to speed up action and “catch whoever is responsible.”

But Mr. Gill rejected a suggestion made by Mani Shankar Aiyer (nominated) to set up an apex committee, saying that such bodies “serve nothing.”

Ms. Karat said the Commonwealth Games had turned into a “game of corruption” and it was not “justifiable to give licence to corruption for two more months in the name of conducting the CWG.”

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