The All India Football Federation (AIFF) was on Sunday prohibited from participating in the Indian Olympic Association`s (IOA) election for failure to present proper documents for the electoral process.
Calling on the International Olympic Committee to stop Abhay Singh Chautala and Lalit Bhanot from being part of the IOA`s Electoral College, Clean Sports India (CSI) has told the IOC that given the "anomalies", the polls could end up being challenged in courts here.
The suspended Indian Boxing Federation will not have any representation in the upcoming IOA elections after the IOC and the AIBA instructed that no official from the IBF be allowed to cast a vote in the February 9 polls.
Left cornered after being served an ultimatum by the International Olympic Committee, the IOA is all set to amend its Constitution in a General Body Meeting on Sunday to bar charge-framed contestants from its elections.
In the wake of IOC`s threat to ban India from the Olympic movement, Randhir Singh, who withdrew his name from the race for IOA president`s post, today accused acting President V K Malhotra for creating such a mess that would ultimately bring shame to the nation.
Former Sports Minister M S Gill on Sunday lambasted the International Olympic Committee for threatening to suspend India and said the country should not be "frightened of paper tigers" who are rejecting electoral reforms in the IOA despite following them in their own case.
Cleans Sports India, a movement for corruption-free sports in the country, today appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought his intervention as far as following the Sports Code in the upcoming IOA elections was concerned.
The secretary General of Netball Federation of India, Hari Om Kaushik, who is contesting for the post of treasurer in the upcoming IOA election, today demanded the resignation of Acting President V K Malhotra for "messing up" the poll process.