Anju, Others Were Threatened by Govt: Radhakrishnan

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Anju, Others Were Threatened by Govt: Radhakrishnan
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1970-01-01T05:30:00+0530

Criticising the Kerala government over the resignation of Anju Bobby George from the sports council today, former state Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan alleged that eminent sports persons were being "threatened" by the ruling CPI(M).

Noting that Anju and other members who resigned from the Kerala Sports Council were eminent sports persons, Radhakrishnan, who is also a senior Congress MLA, urged the state government to explain the reasons which compelled them to quit the body.

"A conspiracy was hatched to force them to leave the Sports Council. They were threatened by the government and harassed," he told reporters here soon after Anju, who is India's lone athletics World Championship medal winner, resigned as President of the council.

Hurt by allegations of corruption leveled against her by state Sports Minister E P Jayarajan, Anju today resigned as President of the Kerala Sports Council.

Announcing her decision to quit, the celebrated long-jumper said it was not proper to continue in the post after "allegations" and "misunderstandings" cropped up against her.

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