Commoners must also be part of Olympic Relay: MP CM

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Bhopal, Apr 16 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said both dignitaries and the common man should be given an opportunity to take part alongside sportspersons in tomorrow's Olympic Torch Relay at New Delhi.

''Such events encourage brotherhood, peace and world friendship,'' he said in response to media questions here this evening regarding Union Sports and Youth Welfare Minister M S Gill's statement that only sportspersons should take part in the Relay.

The Chief Minister felt that those excelling in various spheres must also be allowed participation on priority basis.


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