Wrestler Divya Kakran, who won a bronze medal at the recently-concluded Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang, lashed out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his government during a felicitation ceremony in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Kakran told Kejriwal that she could have won a Gold medal if she had received more support from the government.
She also claimed that Aam Aadmi Party chief had promised to help her after she had won a medal at the Commonwealth Games but didn’t even pick her phone.
“I’d won a medal at the Commonwealth Games (in Gold Coast, Australia, earlier this year) and you had told me that I will receive more help going forward. But not even my phone calls were answered,” Kakran told Kejriwal in front of other medal winners and government officials.
“You’re felicitating us today but please also think of poor kids aspiring to become athletes. You’ve gathered us today to congratulate us but there’s no support provided when we need it most. If we’re given that support at the right time then we can even win gold,” she added.
As she didn’t receive any help from Kejriwal, Kakran had started playing for the Uttar Pradesh state team and managed to make the cut for the Asian Games from there. She lives in Delhi’s Gokulpur with the rest of her family.
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