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Rajiv Shukla meets PM over IPL row

Source: PTI
April 21, 2010 14:28 IST
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With the controversy over IPL raging, BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday.

This was the second meeting Shukla, who is also a Congress MP, had with the Prime Minister in the last three days.

"How can I disclose what transpired between me and my leader?" Shukla asked while talking to reporters here. The meeting comes in the backdrop of reports that the Prime Minister was concerned over the issue.

"The Prime Minister is our leader and we keep meeting him," he said replying to questions.

Asked to comment on IPL commissioner Lalit Modi's refusal to resign, Shukla said the Governing Council will take an appropriate decision.

Modi, who is facing allegations of financial irregularities and favouring family and friends in franchise bids, has so far refused to step down from his post despite mounting pressure.

On government's role with regard to the IPL issue, Shukla said the issue was raised in Parliament and so the government has to intervene.

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