The Birmingham organising committee have dropped shooting from the
programme because of no suitable space, prompting a threat from the
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to boycott the Games.
In a letter on Tuesday, Rijiju asked Morgan, secretary of state for
sport, to intervene and bring back a sport that has been part of the
Commonwealth Games since 1974.
"It seems the decision to exclude shooting is based on the premise
that shooting had never been a compulsory sport and there is no venue
available for holding shooting events," Rijiju wrote to Morgan.
"The Indian public takes keen interest in shooting. In a constructive
gesture, the International Shooting Federation (ISSF) has offered to
share the cost for inclusion of shooting in Birmingham CWG."
India topped the table for shooting at last year's edition in
Australia, taking home 16 medals including seven gold for a total tally
of 66 medals - the third-best performing nation in the games overall.
Rijiju noted that India makes up more than half of 2.4-billion-strong population of the 53-nation Commonwealth.