A day after India was suspended by the International Olympic Committee, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh said he does not have the mandate or the jurisdiction to interfere in the matter but will still try to engage with the IOC to get the ban reversed.
Squarely blaming the Indian Olympic Association for the embarrassment, the Minister said had the IOA amended its Constitution to include Government guidelines on age and tenure limitation, the suspension could have been avoided.
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