The Goa government could soon bring a law banning active politicians from heading sports associations, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Thursday said.
"Sports should be left to sports persons. Active politicians should not be heading sports associations. If required, we will bring a legislation to the effect," said Parrikar, during the debate on budget demands in monsoon session of the assembly.
Parrikar's assurance comes a day after the disgraced former Commonwealth Games chief and MP Suresh Kalmadi, who has been charged with corruption, was barred from going to London for the Olympic Games, after the Delhi High Court ruled that his presence at the opening ceremony would be "contrary to national interest".
Incidentally, Parrikar's main rival in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and member of parliament from north Goa, Shripad Naik heads the Goa Olympic Association.