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Here is a snip picked from Economic Times We seem to creating a ruckus about 27 Cr that Mayawati is planning to waste & nothing about the 10,000+ Crores that the Delhi Govt is planning to waste?
10K crores might seem like a waste at first sight but if you follow "the law of unintended consequences" you will realize how much good hosting of the games will do.Recently Chidambaram got miffed with British and Austrian players ditching Badminton tournament in Hyderabad and to make a point, he attended the finals and watched the final games from the VIP lounge of the stadium.Similarly Chidambaram will have to ensure very tight security and prevent any terrorist attacks till the tournament completes to make sure that all nations participate and the whole thing becomes a success. So it will make Congress govt work hard on internal security.Besides hosting the games is giving a tough challenge to the bureaucrats and babus in Delhi who are otherwise notorious for their sloth. It is also a tough challenge for Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit. And for Chidambaram it is going to be a major pain in the neck till the games are over. Can you imagining them doing any really good work unless the whole prestige of Congress dynasty is at stake?The games are going to be Congress's (I am afraid I can't say India's) rebuttal to China's olympic festival.But again I am afraid that the event may divert all attention from many poor people suffering from drought etc.
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