Guna: Congress General Secretary, Digvijay Singh has said that there was no need to bring the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) under the control of the Union Sports Ministry.
Singh told this to reporters last night when asked to know because of the controversies in cricket, the BCCI should be put under the control of the Sports Ministry. He said that of late, because of the BCCI`s efforts India`s standing in the cricket world had gone up and even the cricket body was doing very well financially.
He said he was always of the opinion that the IPL should not be allowed to grow into a monopoly.
About his controversial newspaper article in which he had talked of Naxalism and the Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram, the Congress leader said that he did not want to add anything to what had already been written.
"Whatever I wanted to say has been printed and I do not wish to repeat it," he said.
The Congress General secretary said it appeared that for
the first time the Public Relations Department of the Madhya
Pradesh government was getting stories planted against
Singh said that this was being done at the instance of
the Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and added that if he
did not have faith in any minister, he should get his
He, however, said that Chouhan needs to be praised for
cancelling the master plan for Bhopal that was being made at
the instance of the land mafia.
Singh said that the assets held by ministers in the BJP
government had gone up manifold ever since the party came to
power in December 2003.