Divya Kakran, who won the bronze medal in the women’s 68 kg freestyle division, is one of the most well-known names on the list of the Indian wrestling team competing in the Commonwealth Games in 2022. She also caused quite a commotion when, in a series of tweets, she charged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of failing to assist her on her journey and giving her little financial support. Divya complained on social media that the state government had not awarded her any prize money despite the fact that she had lived in Delhi for the previous 20 years.
“I moved to Delhi in 2001, and I began wrestling in 2006. I’ve been residing in Gokalpur for 22 years “At a news conference, the wrestler added. “I won bronze for Delhi in 2011. I won 58 medals up to 2017—all of them for Delhi. Only Manoj Tiwari visited us and provided me 3 lakh, and that sum of money much aided me “She stated.”They (the Delhi administration) provided no assistance. At our situation, we sobbed a lot in front of our relatives. I just afterwards went to UP “She said. “My father found a way to get me wrestling training. To make money, I used to wrestle with males “She adds.The Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj published a news clipping from a tweet that claimed Kakran was the national representative for Uttar Pradesh. A certificate from the Wrestling Federation of India stating that the wrestler represented Delhi in the 61st Men Free Style, Greco Roman Style, and 19th Female Senior National Wrestling Championship was created in response to this. Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, gave Divya the Rani Lakshmi Bai and a check for 3,11,000, which she used to return her mother’s Mangalsutra that had been left as collateral for the loan.
By Subhechcha Ganguly