Sports politics is bigger than real politics: Anil Vij on Sakshi Malik's allegation

Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij on Saturday refuted Rio Olympics medallist Sakshi Malik's allegation against state government for not fulfilling its promises. Asserting that sports politics is bigger than real politics, the minister said that the state government had created a post for the Rio Olympics medallist in Maharshi Dayanand University on her request and the rest formalities are underway. "We gave her 2.5 crore rupee cheque on the day she stepped here after winning the medal. She then said she wanted job in Maharshi Dayanand University but there was no such post. We created a post for her. Why is she doing so, I have no idea," Vij said. Malik yesterday lashed out at Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel, Haryana's Sports Mnister Anil Vij and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for not delivering on their promises made after she clinched a bronze medallist in the Rio Olympics. "Medal ka vada maine pura kiya, Haryana sarkar apna vada kab pura karegi? (I fulfilled my promise of winning an Olympic medal for the country, when will Haryana government fulfil its promise?)," tweeted Sakshi. Sakshi is the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal with her bronze in the 58 kilogram freestyle event.