New Delhi: Claiming that IOA chief Abhay Singh Chautala was not eligible to attend the August 25 Special General Body Meeting here, Clean Sports India President Ashwini Nachappa has asked the International Olympic Committee not to heed to the decision taken by "few corrupt officials and politicians" in that conclave. (Read: IOC deadline to India - drop tainted members, hold fresh polls by December 15)
Nachappa, an Olympian sprinter, has shot off a letter to the IOC pointing out that Chautala attended the IOA Special GBM as a representative of Athletics Federation of India, an NSF with which he has no connection at all.
The IOA's Special General Body Meeting held on Sunday had sought to dilute IOC's directive to bar chargesheeted persons from contesting elections by proposing to apply the sanction to only those who are convicted and sentenced to a jail term of more than two years. They had argued that under Indian law, chargesheeted persons can stand even Parliamentary elections.