Anil Vij, Haryana Sports Minister again stirred a Controversy. He announced the donation of INR 50 Lakhs to Dera Sacha Sauda of controversial Godman Guru Ram Rahim Singh. The money has been given to prepare Olympic Training Ground to Dera Sacha Sauda.
The minister said that grant was to promote sports in the country. He attended a Sports Function that featured a sport created by Guru Ram Rahim Singh and is not played anywhere else in the country. The Ashram said that the sports facilities will be made so that the country can win more Olympic medals. However, no more detail was provided.
The discretionary fund for the MLAs has inconsistencies as there is no particular guidelines of it reported HT. Anil Vij was asked that how a religious sect can help sports, he said that the sect promotes sports. He also said that he did not have more fund else he would have granted that as well.
Anil Vij also created controversies when he took delegations to Rio Olympics and was seen enjoying in beaches instead of the Game Village.
Indian Politicians have exploited the funds heavily in past and when a Sports Minister of a state which is known for sporting culture does that, worry signs obviously pop up.
Recently, Indian Sports Minister ViJay Goel met Bollywood star Suniel Shetty to discuss Sports Development as well.
Will there be any end to it? Well, only time has the answer.