Failing to adhere to todays deadline to remove construction waste across the city, the Delhi government has extended the time-frame to August 31.
Dikshit said she had felt nervous for China when she visited Beijing just two months before the Olympics. Nothing was ready. Nobody knew what was going on. There was a dust haze all over. None of the stadiums were prepared. Commonwealth Games come soon after my Beijing nervousness. It will be alright, she said.
She also confronted the barrage of criticism for the Commonwealth Games and said all those who had been wagged their tongues against it were unpatriotic. She said: Why ask now Why not two years ago
Dikshit was referring to Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyers recent broadside that he would have been happy if the Games were a failure. She said: He has always been sceptical about the Games. On the clouds looming over Games committee chief Suresh Kalmadi after the allegations of financial irregularities, Dikshit said, Officials of the Games Organising Committee have stopped signing files. Kalmadi represents the CWG Federation and says he will not resign. There is nothing we can do about it.
We should have had more positive publicity for the Games, Diskshit added.