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Anju, others were threatened: ex-minister

Anju, others were threatened by govt: Radhakrishnan
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Criticising the Kerala government over the resignation of Anju Bobby George from the sports council, former state Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan alleged that eminent sportspersons were being threatened by the ruling CPM.

 

Noting that Anju and other members who resigned from the Kerala Sports Council were eminent sportspersons, 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 levelled 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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