Twitterati slam Vijay Goel over Rio misconduct  

Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) Vijay Goel greets Indian Boxer Manoj Kumar at Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Boxing Coach Shri G.S. Sandhu is also seen. (file photo: PTI) - Sakshi Post

New Delhi: Soon after the Rio Olympics organising committee threatened to cancel Sports Minister Vijay Goel’s accreditation, Twitter went abuzz about the incident with Twitterati slamming the Minister for being ‘aggressive and rude’ and pushing in non-accredited persons into restricted venues.
Goel, who is currently in Rio de Janeiro to cheer the Indian contingent, allegedly entered accredited areas accompanied by non-accredited persons.

The Rio Olympic Organising Committee on Thursday wrote to India’s Chef de Mission Rakesh Gupta and informed him about this misconduct.
The Continental Manager for the Rio 2016 Organising Committee, Sarah Peterson, in the letter said that despite earlier warnings, the action was repeated on Thursday, adding that this “type of behaviour is not acceptable and the minister’s accreditation could be canceled”.
Twitterati did not take kindly to the incident and criticism poured in from all over the country blasting the Sports Minister, with some of the comments being extremely severe.

Goel, however, has denied his involvement in any such improper behavior and he wrote on Twitter on Thursday that there seems to be some misunderstanding.
“To my knowledge, we have been following all rules & regulations. We are committed to the spirit of Olympics and to back our Indian players,” Goel wrote.
“There seems to be some misunderstanding as we have followed all protocols as advised by the organisers.”

Gupta also said that “unfortunately, a non-issue is being made an issue without reason.”
Amid controversy surrounding Sports Minister Vijay Goel during his visit Rio Olympics, Congress members today asked the Prime Minister to recall him from Brazil as the prestige of the nation was involved.

Meanwhile, the news about Vijay Goel rocked Parliament on Friday. Congress members have asked the Prime Minister to recall Goel from Brazil as the prestige of the nation was involved.

Meanwhile, the news about Vijay Goel rocked Parliament on Friday. Congress members have asked the Prime Minister to recall Goel from Brazil as the prestige of the nation was involved.

During the Zero Hour, Pratap Singh Bajwa of Congress said since last evening, all national TV channel were showing the conduct of a minister, apparently referring to Union Sports Minister Goel. Goel has gone to Brazil in connection with the ongoing Olympics.
Bajwa wanted to raise the issue as a ‘point of order’, but Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said that is an allegation and not a point of order.


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