RS MPs demand probe into Narsingh’s dope test

, 10:41 AM IST

New Delhi: Alleging a conspiracy to disqualify Indian medal hopefuls from the Rio Olympics, Congress MP Pramod Tiwari on Wednesday demanded a probe if wrestler Narsingh Yadav and two other athletes were found to have been given banned drug-spiked food without their knowledge. Raising the issue during Zero Hour in the Rajya Sabha, he alleged that the banned substance was mixed in ‘dal fry’ in the Sports Authority of India (SAI) kitchen and a thorough probe has to be carried out to get to the root of the issue.

Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said it was a very relevant issue. “If there is a conspiracy, it needs to be investigated,” he said. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said he will make the concerned minister aware of the feelings of the House.

Lok Sabha members too joined the row over wrestler Narsingh Yadav failing a drug test, with one of them seeking a CBI probe, prompting Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs S S Ahluwalia to assure the House that he would ask the government to make a statement on the issue.