Asiad bronze medal-winning wrestler Divya Kakran stunned the audience at a felicitation ceremony in the presence of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, when she slammed the Delhi government for not providing her promised financial support to prepare for the competition.
The 20-year-old Delhi girl, who shifted to Uttar Pradesh last year, said she would have won gold at the recently concluded Jakarta Palembang Asian Games had she been given the support promised to her by Kejriwal after she had won a bronze at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games earlier this year. "If the government extends help during the period of preparation, we can give our 100% and win gold," Divya told the CM at the event, where she was being felicitated along with 10 other sportspersons.
Kejriwal said the sports policy of Delhi had many drawbacks. “After coming to power, the AAP government tried to improve it. Many other players also informed us about the problems they are facing. The policies we have drafted so far have been somehow stopped at the top level for various reasons,” the CM said, indirectly blamed the LG.
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