NCP talks in two voices on BCCI chief’s resignation

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Hours after its spokesperson demanded resignation of Indian cricket board chief N. Srinivasan over his son-in-law’s name figuring in the investigations into the IPL spot fixing scandal, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Friday sought to distance itself from the demand.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson D.P. Tripathi Friday told reporters that Srinivasan should resign as chief of the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India.

Tripathi also demanded tough laws to deal with match fixing.

The NCP is headed by union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar who has been a former chief of the BCCI.

Tripathi said Srinivasan was under a shadow after his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was summoned by Mumbai police for questioning in connection with the spot fixing issue and should resign on moral grounds till investigations were completed.

NCP leaders, however, later distanced the party from Tripathi’s remarks.

“His views are his own. Law must take its course,” a pary leader said.

Mumbai police whisked off Meiyappan to the police headquarters shortly he landed in the city Friday evening.

Police are likely to interrogate Meiyappan in connection with the IPL spot fixing scam after his name was revealed by Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh Randhawa, currently in police custody.

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