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Maharashtra Govt Clarifies after Pics of Tracks Being Used as Car Park Goes Viral

Cars parked inside Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex (Twitter)

Cars parked inside Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex (Twitter)

Cars were parked on the synthetic tracks at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune, which caused severe backlash from sports fans.

A shocking incident has come to light of politicians apathy to sports in Maharashtra, as a video from BJP MLA from Pune went viral on social media, who accused Maha Vikas Aghadi government of using a sports track of Pune’s Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex to park cars belonging to the state ministers.

He said the ‘spirit of Sportspersons who bring glory to our nation has been severely dented’.

A meeting was held at the sports complex on Saturday to review the work of the under-construction International Sports University. According to the BJP MLA said in the video, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra sports minister Sunil Chattrapal and minister of state Aditi S Tatkare attended the meeting.

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He also said that the meeting hall was barely 15 steps away from where they got down from their cars, adding that there was also a provision to use an elevator to reach the meeting hall.

After the tweet went viral, Maharashtra Sports Department clarified that only Sharad Pawar’s vehicle was allowed to be parked on the cemented road near the athletic track.

“For a sports event on June 26 at Pune’s Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, only 1 vehicle was allowed to use the concrete road near athletic track but some vehicles reached there suddenly for which we apologise,” the department said.

“The sports minister has taken note of the incident and instructions have been issued to make sure that vehicles are not allowed at the athletic track,” it added.

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju also weighed in on the controversy, saying: “As it is we are lacking in sufficient sports facilities in our country. All the sports centres need proper care."

Kiren Rijiju then tweeted, “I’m personally very sad to see such disrespect for sports and sporting ethics in our country."

The Maharashtra sports also said that instructions have been issued to make sure that vehicles are not allowed at the athletic track.

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first published:June 27, 2021, 19:34 IST