Modi issue should not be pre-judged: Farooq

Updated: 24 April 2010 18:28 IST

Union Minister Farooq Abdullah tonight said the issue should not be pre-judged and that law will take its own course against those found guilty.

Modi issue should not be pre-judged: Farooq

New Delhi:

Amid allegations of financial wrongdoings against IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah tonight said the issue should not be pre-judged and that law will take its own course against those found guilty.

"I do not think anybody will get away. Investigations are on. Let's not pre-judge who is going to be caught and who is not going to be caught.....anybody who is guilty, law will take its own course," Abdullah, a member of the IPL's Governing Council told NDTV.

Abdullah, the Minister for New and Renewable Energy, had a word of praise for Modi, saying there was no doubt that the IPL Commissioner had brought the league to the world stage.

"I must say in his favour that he brought IPL to this level where it is today. Suddenly, we have all realised that there is something like IPL and India got the biggest name for this. And the amount of money, BCCI earned from this..that is how we are able to make stadia in different parts of the country".

Asked whether he has a soft corner for Modi, Abdullah said, "I have soft corner for cricket in India".

Abdullah said "a lot of muck" is being raised. If Modi has done anything wrong, he will have to suffer the consequences.

Asked whether Modi has to quit, he was guarded in his response. "I am not the one to decide whether he should stay or go. That the Governing Council will decide" at its meeting on April 26.

Abdullah said he will not be attending the meeting as he has to his work in Parliament.

Topics : Cricket
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