New Delhi: After much silence, India's top politicians associated with the Board of Control for Cricket in India, are speaking on N. Srinivasan, who is under pressure to quit as Board president after Gurunath Meiyappan, his son-in-law and a member of the Chennai Super Kings team, was arrested for alleged links with match-fixers.
Views are, of course, divided. While veteran politician Farooq Abdullah has defended Srinivasan as a "honourable man who would definitely resign if proven guilty," young Congressman and the son of the former Board chief Madhavrao Scindia, Jyotiraditya, feels on the contrary.
Speaking to NDTV, Scindia (Jr) said: "Let me say this that I am not assuming or saying that anyone is guilty. But considering the environment that is around cricket today, considering the fact that we do need to cleanse the sport in every single meaning of the word, I do believe that it would be in the fitness of things if Mr Srinivasan did step aside until this matter reached a conclusive end in terms of an inquiry."