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Haryana CM forgets PV Sindhu’s name, says she’s from Karnataka: Report

BJP government in Haryana also pledged a Rs 50 lakh reward for Sindhu.

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 17:09
Haryana CM forgets PV Sindhu’s name, says she’s from Karnataka: Report
Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday felicitated wrestler Sakshi Malik for winning a bronze at Rio 2016.

During the programme, he also praised PV Sindhu for winning a silver. Unfortunately, he forgot the shuttler's name and also referred to her as a resident of Karnakata.

“Humare liye bohot hi garv ki baat hai ki raksha bandhan ke din humari do betiyon ne desh ka naam ucha kiya hai...Ek Haryana se Sakshi Malik aur dusri Karnataka se…Sindhu…(asks his team: kya naam hai)..PV Sindhu, jo rajat padak jeeti hai..(it’s a proud moment for us that two of our daughters won medals on Raksha Bandhan. Sakshi Malik from Haryana and Sindhu from Karnataka),” he said according to a report in the Hindustan Times.

Apart from announcing several prizes for Malik and her family, the BJP government in Haryana also pledged a Rs 50 lakh reward for Sindhu.

First Published: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 17:09

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