During these tough times when the entire world is suffering with this deadly virus. Converse to all of this country's highest sporting body, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is seeing a war of words between the two of its senior-most functionaries. The President of IOA Narinder Batra and Secretary General Rajeev Mehta are Shooting verbal barbs at each other. The report of rift between the two were doing rounds since the past few months but now they have taken an ugly turn. On Thursday, Batra wrote a mail to Mehta informing him that some of his responsibilities as Secretary General would be withdrawn. "For almost six years you are in Delhi attending to IOA work for almost 5 to 6 days a week and we are thankful to you for investing so much of your time for IOA. One thing I have understood in the last 60 days of pandemic that one definitely needs to be with loved one's and especially one's family," Batra said in the letter. "I have decided to take over/divide much of your workload and will be doing the needful in days to come and since I am Delhi based and few other people who are regularly coming to Delhi will now have to share the divided responsibilities/burden. Your very important advice will always be sought. By doing the above you will be able to spend more quality time with your family in Nainital and also attend to your business which also is in Uttrakhand," he added. In a reply, Mehta said he has dedicated his life towards sports and he was thankful that he has served IOA tirelessly in last couple of years. He also said that promoting and serving sports is my mission. And he is comfortable with the work assigned to him by the General Body. "I also thank you for appreciating that I've been working tirelessly for the IOA for the last couple of years. I may add that promoting sports and serving sports has been my mission and I have dedicated my life to it. My family appreciates my commitment and is supportive of my endeavours and will like to see me doing more for sports by stationing myself in Delhi and discharging my responsibilities as Secretary-General of IOA," Mehta wrote in reply. "I am writing this to you from Delhi. IOA office is open with 50% of its staff strength and I got reports on every work in the office, as on today. As for your desire to take over some of my responsibilities, I may inform you that I am perfectly comfortable with the workload assigned to me by the General Body, as their elected Secretary-General," he added. Mehta had stepped down from the office in 2017 and if Batra had such desires then he should have contested as Secretary General of IOA. "If you had such desires of doing day to day affairs, I would have stepped down from office in 2017 and you should have contested as Secretary-General of IOA. It is not me that holds the position of IF and NOC Office-bearer/ President at the same time with no time for family," he said. "I wish the same to you. You should spend quality time with your family in Delhi while you continue your work with Hockey India and the International Hockey Federation for the advancement of Hockey," Mehta concluded.