Khel Ratna controversy: Krishna Poonia hits back at Anjali Bhagwat; says didn't lobby for award

A selection panel member had said that Krishna Poonia and London Paralympics silver medallist H N Girisha were shortlisted for voting by 11 out of 12 selection panel members and Sodhi's name was not considered initially. The scenario reportedly changed after Anjali Bhagwat entered and Girisha's name was removed.

updated: August 21, 2013 20:12 IST
  • Total Shares

New Delhi: Discuss thrower Krishna Poonia on Wednesday rubbished allegations that she had lobbied for the prestigious Khel Ratna award, saying she was only raising her voice against the "injustice" meted out to her.

"I want to clarify that I was not doing any lobbying. Wrong has been done to me, and I was only raising my voice against that. That can't be called lobbying. It's wrong," Poonia said.

The athlete's reaction came after ace shooter and Khel Ratna selection panel member Anjali Bhagwat revealed that Poonia had called her to lobby for the top honour just a day before the committee met.

Show Full Article
  • Athletics
  • Leander Paes