I have forgotten my days as Sports Minister: Gill

Updated: Jan 20, 2011, 19:29 PM IST

New Delhi: A day after being shifted to
another ministry in the cabinet reshuffle, M S Gill today said
he has forgotten his days spent in the Shastri Bhawan as the
sports minister.

Gill, who had come under attack over the mess in
Commonwealth Games preparations, was shifted from Sports and
Youth Affairs to Statistics and Programme Implementation in
yesterday`s reshuffling of portfolios by Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh.

Gill, 74, who was also blamed for the corruption-hit
Games, was shunted to the low-profile ministry as the Prime
Minister went for a younger 47-year-old Ajay Maken.

Maken, former minister of state for home affairs, was
given independent charge of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and
Sports.

"I don`t look at any moves to study how and why or what
has been done. I am not interested in all that. I have
forgotten that time (as a sports minister)," said Gill.

"God has screwed my head in such a way that I can`t look
back and look forward," the former chief election commissioner
said.

Gill, a distinguished bureaucrat and an avid mountaineer,
said that he is looking forward to the new call of duty.

"It`s a new day for me and I am looking forward to that,"
he said.

PTI