NEW DELHI, Sep 25 (PTI): Often the butt of criticism, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi today faced some tough questioning from journalists but he accepted moral responsibility for the mess ahead of the event.
"I am the chairman of Organising Committee and I will take all the responsibility. There is no issue. But I wish the venues were handed to us a little earlier," he told a press conference here.
He also admitted that Organising Committee Secretary General Lalit Bhanot's comments about hygienic standards between Indians and others were avoidable.
Kalmadi, who was seated along with Commonwealth Games Federation president Mike Fennell and CEO Mike Hooper, said still some work to be done but was "confident" that it will be done before the opening ceremony on October three.