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A rumour is doing the rounds that cement baron cum BCCI head honcho, N Srinivasan, may take over as head of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) in order for the Indian sports body to get back into the good books of the International Olympic Association.
The de facto owner of Chennai Super Kings has reportedly sent his resume to both the IOA and IOC. Needless to say, Srinivasan’s stewardship of Indian cricket and especially CSK has greatly impressed the IOC president and his elevation to the post may be a formality.
However, the Indian Parliament has convened a special session to vote for FDI in the Indian Olympic Association, citing lack of qualified indigenous candidates to run sports in the country. Stunning everyone with her sudden support for FDI, a policy which her party had been opposing tooth and nail in the retail sector, senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said, “There is a severe drought in the country when it comes to having good, clean candidates for the post of something as important as the Indian Olympic Association. So for the sake of the country, the BJP has decided to join the chorus to demand FDI in IOA.”
The Congress has welcomed the BJP’s stand. “Finally, the BJP speaks sense! How awesome would it be if we’re able to get somebody like Sir Alex Fergusson to head the association,” said Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh. However, the debate has sparked a rift in the ruling party, with Congress Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Shukla saying, “Why do we need FDI? I myself can and wheel esee to it that the Indian Olympic Association is in esafe hands. I am esuper confident that if eSrinivasan bhai and I are given chance, we can esave the IOA and revoke the esuspension. Any further questions? (sic)”
When our UnReal correspondent asked Shukla to cite the universally acclaimed tongue-twister ‘She sells sea shells on the sea shore’, the latter began to chase him, following which he fled the scene.