Not against Sports Bill: Farooq Abdullah

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: Union minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday told the media persons that he is not against the Sports Development Bill introduced by the Sports Minister Ajay Maken.

“I’m not against the Sports Bill, but I only asked for a stronger bill,” he said.

The minister also told a TV channel that there was nobody who was against RTI.

"There is nobody who is against RTI. None of us. I think Ajay Maken should realise that whatever happens in meeting cannot be discussed outside. We are not against RTI. What is there to hide. They (BCCI) are not getting any money from government of India at all. So what sort of thing is he asking," he said.

Abdullah had said Maken should look at the stadia which are under his control and ensure their good upkeep so that athletes get a chance to compete at international level.

"He has violated the secrecy clause of the Cabinet and we will take it up deliberately at the next Cabinet Meeting," said the minister who was present in the Cabinet meeting where the draft of bill presented by the sports minister was rejected.

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