World champion Malika Handa claims Punjab govt failed to fulfill promises made to her – Here’s what happened

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Malika Handa with Punjab Sports Minister Pargat Singh

Highlights

  • Malika Handa said Punjab sports minister had announced a cash award for her, but denied later.
  • She had won a gold and two silver medals at the World Deaf Chess Championships.
  • She alleged that she was denied job, cash reward because ‘Punjab do not have policy for deaf sports’

Malika Handa, who had won a gold and two silver medals at the World Deaf Chess Championships, on Sunday alleged that Punjab Sports Minister Pargat Singh informed her that the state government can’t give her a job and cash reward as the government does not have any such policy for deaf sports.

Taking to Twitter, she said that she had met the Sports Minister on December 31, where he informed the player that she is ineligible for job and cash award because they do not have a policy for deaf sports.

“I am very feeling Hurt. 31 dec I met sports minister of Punjab Now He said punjab Govt can not give job and Not cash award accept to (Deaf sports) because they do not have policy for deaf sports. Ex sports minister have annonced cash award for me i also have letter of invitation in which i was invited but was cancelled due to covid. This thing when i told to present sports minister @pargat singh he told clearly it was ex minister i did not announced and govt can not do,” Handa tweeted on Sunday.

According to Handa, the former Punjab sports minister had announced a cash award for her. She also added that her five years got wasted.

“I am only asking why it was announced. My time Waste 5 years on congress govt. They fool me.. not care deaf person sports. District Congress all told me that supports , promised me after 5 years that happen is nothing now. Why why Punjab govt doing this ?” she added.

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