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CWG scam: Kalmadi tipping off BJP on Congress hand?

May 07, 2011 21:20 IST
Having suspended him from the party hours after he was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Commonwealth Games scam, Congress President Sonia Gandhi is in no mood to maintain any contact with Pune member of Parliament Suresh Kalmadi.

Meera Kalmadi, the wife of the former CWG Organising Committee chief, has been desperately trying to seek an appointment with Gandhi for over a week now, but there has been no response from 10, Janpath, say sources.

The Kalmadi family is upset over the manner in which he was sent to jail and the cold shoulder given to them by the Congress top brass. 

Sources say that Kalmadi, who has a lot of information regarding irregularities of the CWG, is trying to pass on some sensitive information to Bharatiya Janata Party President Nitin Gadkari regarding some persons whose involvement in getting contracts may embarrass the Congress and it's top leadership.

The former OC chief is finding it extremely difficult to handle life in Tihar jail and is learnt to have sobbed in the presence of some visitors who went to meet him. Sources say that he is spending thousands of rupees a week in jail to avoid discomfort, which includes being allowed home food, a cooler for and some other basic facilities.

It is learnt that OC general secretary Lalit Bhanot who is also lodge in Tihar jail was asked to clean toilets during his first two days as an inmate.  

Renu Mittal in New Delhi