COIMBATORE: Senior CPI leader, D Pandian, has called for new laws governing sports to be formulated, following the controversy over former IPL boss Lalit Modi’s exit out of the country.
Speaking at a press conference here, Pandian said, corruption in cricket administration has been an on-going issue for many years. Cricket administration needs to be regulated and laws need to be formed to regulate the sport.
Thousands of crores was being used to bet on cricket matches, while the morality of the player being auctioned is also being questioned. He said, auctioning cricket players was akin to auctioning children.
Pandian also demanded that the government of India should seek Modi’s extradition back in the country and also called for the Supreme Court to order an investigation, to look into the dealings between Lalit Modi, Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and Modi’s links to their families.
On the Vyapam scam, Pandian said, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan should step down, to ensure an impartial investigation into the scam.
“Union Minister Uma Bharti herself has come out and stated that she is afraid of the situation in the State,” said Pandian.
Pandian also said, the three accused of being involved in the plot to kill Rajiv Gandhi - Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan, should be released.
The Tamil Nadu government should press the Centre for their release. “It must be remembered that Mahatma Gandhi’s killer himself was released after 11 years in prison, after which he wrote a book about why he killed Gandhi. The three men, imprisoned for Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, are only alleged to have been friends of the assassins,” he said.
Further, Pandian said, the All-India Conference of the AITUC would be held in December and more than 5,000 persons are expected to take part in the conference.