India is finding it increasingly difficult to blame Pakistan for the current Games crisis say news reports. It seemed a perfect opportunity to blame Pakistan but at the moment they are struggling to find a connection and the people of India are deeply worried by the whole debacle. A prime minitser and government that can't blame Pakistan for everything isn't 'fit for purpose'.
Increasing pressure is being applied and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held an emergency meeting Thursday night with his sports minister and other top officials to assess the chances of being able to point the finger fairly and squarely at Pakistan. Hopes were fading and by the end of the meeting they were no closer to apportioning blame to Pakistan or anyone else. BP had been in the running as well as Iran, the British Raj and Financial Institutions. Even a late call to Vince Cable to see if he could find someone to have a go at didn't help.
Delhi's organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi insists progress has been made and they will find some sort of connection.
"I was born in India and have lived in India all my life and this has all the hallmarks of Pakistan involvement. It's only a matter of time before someone comes through with information outlining how Pakistan, extremism and terrorism have completely bunged up the sewerage system."
They've known about the games since 2003 but only started work a few years ago and watching the IPL cricket has caused quite a few delays. India is beginning to face up to the fact that they have only themselves to blame.
"If it turns out we can't blame Pakistan then we'll cross that bridge when it comes to it, providing it's still standing."
"You know, there are people who say you can't blame Pakistan for everything but they are wrong. You can and we have done ever since anyone can remember. We all know Eve was Pakistani and they've been trouble ever since."