New Delhi, Dec 30: Intertiol Hockey Federation (FIH) President rinder Batra resigned as Associate Vice-President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Friday to protest the scam-tainted duo of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala being med as honorary Life President of the IOA.
"I am disturbed about a development in IOA AGM in Cheni on December 27. I am told by the members present in the AGM that this particular discussion, i.e nomition of Life President, took place as last item in 'any other item' and was proposed and approved in a total of one minute without any discussion," Batra said in a letter to IOA President N. Ramachandran and Secretary General Rajeev Mehta.
He said after that the AGM was "declared closed and while taking the decisions the statutes of IOA seem to be have been overlooked".
Former IOA chiefs Chautala and Suresh Kalmadi were med Life Presidents of the Indian Olympic Association during its annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday.
The decision, which has invited severe criticism, prompted the Union Sports Ministry to serve a show cause notice to the IOA and threaten to sever ties with the body.
The uproar prompted Kalmadi to decline the IOA's offer but Chautala chose to be defiant.
Chautala threatened legal action against Sports Minister Vijay Goel and asserted that he will decline the post only if told to do so by the Intertiol Olympic Committee (IOC). IANS