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Goel returns from Rio, says will clear misconceptions

Vijay Goel is under fire for earning an official rebuke from the organizers at the Olympics

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Publish Date: Aug 14 2016 1:31PM | Updated Date: Aug 14 2016 1:33PM

Goel returns from Rio, says will clear misconceptions

Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel, who is stuck under controversies, after official rebuke from the organizers at the Rio Olympics, returned to the national capital. He stated that he will clear the 'misconceptions' that surrounds him with solid facts.

 
"There are a lot of misconceptions regarding this issue. I will clear each and everything when the time is right. I will put my side of the story ahead with facts in due time to clear the air," Goel said on his arrival here.
 
Earlier, the Rio Olympic organizers accused Goel for revoking the laws. Opposition also targeted him of bringing disrepute to the nation at the Rio Olympics by flouting rules and codes of decency. The Congress said that Goel could have done his job of cheering the Indian players by staying in country.
 
Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said that it was 'unfortunate and disappointing' that under the garb of cheering the Indian squad at the Olympics, the team of minister were busy in 'self glorification'.
 
The Rio Olympic Organising Committee, in a scathing letter to India's chef-de-mission Rakesh Gupta, had threatened to cancel the accreditation of Goel for being 'aggressive and rude' and trying to bring other non-accredited people at the accredited areas of the Games venues.
 
Denying his involvement in any miff with the Summer Games organisers, the Sports Minister wrote on Twitter that there seems to be some misunderstanding. He also cleared on the spot that he did whatever the volunteers asked him to do.