Sports Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar denied tonight that he had accused Indian Hockey Federation President KPS Gill of spending the organisation's money on his daughter's wedding.
In a clarification, the Minister said that he had only stated that the money was made available to improve the game.
"I hotly deny that I have accused KPS Gill of misusing IHF money to fund his daughter's wedding, as claimed by a news channel."
"In fact, the clip following this claim shows me making the general point that money are made available to improve the game. Nowhere in that clip or anywhere in the interview have I accused Gill of any personal abuse. I'm consulting my lawyers in the matter," Aiyar said.