India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made his promise after Mike Fennell, the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), had cast doubts over India's ability to stage an event to match the two previous editions in Manchester in 2002 and Melbourne in 2006.

Singh said: "The Government is fully aware that national prestige is at stake, and it will provide complete support to the Organising Committee."

Fennell has sought an urgent meeting with the Prime Minister during the CGF General Assembly meeting in New Delhi next month to personally voice his concerns over the slow progress of construction work and also security fears.

Singh held urgent talks himself today with Suresh Kalmadi, the chairman of the Organising Committee, to find out the latest progress on the event, which is due to open on October 3, 2010.

Kalmadi said: "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Government was fully aware that it was a matter of pride for India to be hosting the Commonwealth Games here next year and that it would leave no stone unturned to ensure the successful conduct of the Games.

"I never had doubts about the Government's commitment to the conduct of the Commonwealth Games, and I came away very satisfied with the meeting today."

Courtesy of Inside the Games