Politicians criticise Uttar Pradesh administration as Kabaddi players served meals from bathroom

A
purported
online video
of
the
incident
that
surfaced
on
social
media
confirmed
cooked
food items
saved
in
the
rest room
at
Saharanpur’s
Dr
Bhimrao
Ambedkar
Stadium
from
where by
kabaddi
players
took
it
by themselves.

The
condition-level
sub-junior
girls’ kabaddi
tournament
was
held
from
September
16
to
18
in
which
above
300
players
from
16
divisions
of
the
condition
took
section.
The
incident
drew
criticism,
with
ruling
BJP’s
Pilibhit
MP
Varun
Gandhi
asking
if
Indian
sporting activities
should really
be
cleansed
of
politicians
and
their
associates
to
get to
its
zenith.

Delhi
Chief
Minister
Arvind
Kejriwal
too
took
a
swipe
at
the
incident,
asking
how
Indian
sportspersons
would
win
gold
at
the
Olympics
if
they
are
treated
this
way.
Supplemental
Chief
Secretary
(Athletics)
Navneet
Sehgal
told
PTI
that
Saharanpur
District
Athletics
Officer
Animesh
Saxena
was
suspended
on
Monday.
In
a
assertion,
Sehgal
mentioned,
“The
probe
into
the
make a difference
has
been
handed
in excess of
to
the
district
magistrate
of
Saharanpur.
The
cook
and
the
caterer
offering
foods
to
the
gamers
have
been
blacklisted.
Instructions
have
been
issued
not
to
give
any
work
to
them
in
potential.”

Special
adverse
entry
will
be
made
from
the
workers
who
was
engaged
in
serving
food,
he
stated.
Aside
from
this,
guidance
have
been
issued
to
all
district
sporting activities
officers
that
any
variety
of
laxity
in
offering
amenities
to
players
will
not
be
tolerated,
he
said
in
the
assertion.

District
Magistrate
Akhilesh
Singh
explained
Further
District
Magistrate
(Finance
and
Profits)
Rajnish
Kumar
Mishra
will
carry out
the
probe
and
post
a
report
in
three
days.

“The
rice
and
‘pooris’ have been
saved
in
a
rest room.
The
online video,
which
went
viral
on
social
media,
confirmed
the
gamers
taking
the
food items
held
inside
the
rest room,”
Singh
stated.

He
additional
that
it
experienced
also
appear
to
the
administration’s
recognize
that
the
food stuff
was
cooked
in close proximity to
a
swimming
pool
and
only
two
cooks
have been
engaged
to
get ready
it
for
about
300
persons.
The
foods
was
then
saved
in
the
bathroom,
he
additional.

The
“pooris”
ended up
spread
on
a
piece
of
paper
though
rice
was
half-cooked.
The
gamers
could
not
even
get
satisfactory
food stuff,
the
district
magistrate
explained.
Singh
has
directed
the
probe
staff
to
converse
to
the
athletes,
get
the
movie
clip
and
post
a
report.

“The
district
sports
officer
did
not
inform
the
administration
about
the
point out-amount
match.
If
the
administration
experienced
been
knowledgeable,
it
would
have
presented
particular
attention
to
the
level of competition,”
he
included.

Commenting
on
the
incident,
BJP
MP
Varun
Gandhi
tweeted,
“Is
the
results
of
Indian
sportspersons
regardless of
the
technique
rather
than
owing
to
it?
This
continually
disrespectful
behaviour
is
a
great
shame
for
our
country.
Should
Indian
sport
be
cleansed
of
politics,
politicians
&
their
administrative
representatives
in
order
to
attain
its
zenith.”

Delhi
Main
Minister
Arvind
Kejriwal
took
a
dig
at
the
incident
and
tweeted,
“If
this
is
how
we
deal with
our
sportspersons,
how
will
India
earn
Olympic
golds?
How
will
India
grow to be
No.1
in
athletics?”