On the eve of Khel Ratna awards, Bajrang Punia openly criticised the policy and transparency of the government. Bajrang was quoted as saying something similar; ’I don’t understand the logic behind the selections as I stand every chance in the world with eighty points.’ He was even found threatening the Sports body that, he would file a complaint in the court of law seeking probe into the transparency and policy employed in distribution of awards.
This year’s Khel Ratna has been granted to two versatile performers, i.e Virat Kohli and Mirabai Chanu. Meanwhile the selection procedure will raise questions in anyone’s mind, as Mirabai Chanu won the award with only 44 points in her kitty whereas Bajrang stands tall with eighty valuable points. This point alone has won Punia a lot of sympathizers.
It is observed that our Sports minister has not responded to any allegations by Bajrang Punia. While many people feel that, will Bajrang Punia win an Award with some controversy?