Mani Shankar Aiyar wants Games to fail

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New Delhi: Senior Congressman Mani Shankar Aiyar minces no words. Outside the Parliament Aiyar said, “Personally, I will be unhappy if the Commonwealth Games are successful.”

He says: “If the Games do succeed, that mean there’ll be more such games to host in the future, which translates to more money being spent on something unnecessary.”

The barb doesn’t end there. “I am very happy with the rains…it will ensure that the Commonwealth Games are spoilt.” he says.

This is not the first time he has voiced his displeasure. Back in June, Aiyar said: “People will laugh at us for organizing the Commonwealth Games; there is no sense in putting on a charade when there is so much poverty in the country.”

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