IOA offers Haryana to host National Games, says minister Vij
Indian Olympic Association has offered Haryana to host the next National Games, state’s Sports Minister Anil Vij said here on Tuesday. The Haryana’s Sports and Youth Affairs Minister said that the department is prepared to host the forthcoming Games.Vij was replying to a question raised during the ongoing budget session of Haryana Vidha Sabha. Originally scheduled to be held in Goa, Vij said the IOA offered it to Haryana as “the hosting of these Games in Goa became doubtful due to some reasons”.
In the “interest” of the state, Vij appealed to the “so called” Olympic Association of Haryana to do away with their groupism and get their elections conducted as per the rules of IOA. Vij said that senior officers of the state government discussed in detail the issue of National Games with the officers of Sports Department of Government of India and those of Indian Olympic Association, and a final decision in this regard would be taken soon. The Sports Minister appealed to Abhay Chautala of INLD and members of the Congress to resign from their respective posts in Haryana Olympic Association in the interest of the state and called for fresh elections under the supervision of IOA or court.