Matrimonial |  Properties |  Jobs |  Classifieds |  Ask Doctor |  Live TV |  Sponsored Greetings |  Astrology  |   Red Chillies |  Automobile |  Music |  Tribute

      Search in

Saturday, February 16, 2013 11:48:07 AM (IST)  

'Funds for Portuguese commonwealth games missing'

Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS): Rs.78 crore central government funds meant for hosting the Portuguese Commonwealth Games in Goa this year have "disappeared", Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Saturday.

"Rs.78 meant to be utilised for sports infrastructure has disappeared. They were central funds," Parrikar told a sports gathering.

Parrikar's disclosure comes as another controversy continues to dog the Lusofonia Games 2013, in which over a dozen countries formerly ruled by the Portuguese are participating.

This is not the first controversy to hit the Lusofonia games.

Two years ago, the BJP had accused then sports minister Babu Azgaonkar of a Commonwealth Games-like scam, when plush hospitality facilities were included as part of the sports infrastructure plans for the Lusofonia Games.

When the BJP came to power in Goa in 2012, its legislator Vishnu Wagh said that the Lusofonia games were held in countries which are ruled by the Portuguese. "Goa is not a country and India was certainly not ruled by Portuguese colonists. There is no reason why the games should be held here," Wagh said.

International organisers of the Lusofonia games, the Associacao dos Comites Olimpicos de Lingua Oficial Portuguesa (ACOLOP), had also expressed their distaste with the controversies and delays in the infrastructure creation for the games.

The ACOLOP is a group of officials from Portuguese nations, which organises the games once every four years.

However, Parrikar said that the games would be held as scheduled, adding that his claim that the money had gone missing was not an accusation.

"I am not accusing. I am stating facts. Money for sports development was spent somewhere else, leaving nothing for sports," Parrikar said, adding that he had made arrangements for alternative funds.

"All infrastructural works are ahead of times and will be ready before the games," Parrikar said.

Stay updated wherever you go with and Daijiworld 24X7 tv channel mobile apps.
CLICK HERE to download it for your device.
(available on Android and IOS)

Print this Article
Email this article to your friend
Write your Comments
News Title 'Funds for Portuguese commonwealth games missing'
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment
[Please limit your comments within 2000 characters]

You have characters left.
Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
Published by Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd Mangalore
Editor-in-chief : Walter Nandalike

Corporate Office :
Daijiworld Residency,
Airport Road, Bondel Post,
Mangalore - 575 008
Karnataka India
Telephone : +91-824-2982023
City Office :
First Floor,
Divya Deepa Arcade,
Bendorewell, Kankanady,
Mangalore - 575 002
Karnataka India
Telephone : +91-824-4259372
e-mail   General enquiry:, News & Info :

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | About Us
Copyright ©2001 - 2016. All rights reserved.
Our Franchise Offices
Kishoo Enterprises,
3rd Floor, Mandavi Trade Centre,
Kadiyali, Udupi – 576 102
Telephone : 0091-820-4295571
e-mail :
Daijiworld Middle East FZE
P.O.Box: 84772, Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971-50-6597629  Fax: 971-4-2639207