NPC CHIEF Sharad Pavar and other senior leaders of the ruling Maha Vikas Agadi (MVA) have been criticized for using the hippodrome here at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex to park their cars on Saturday.
In addition to Pavar, State Sports Minister Sunil Kedar and State Minister Aditi Tatkare were parked at the racetrack.
Posting photos of cars on Twitter on Sunday, BjpShivajinagar MLA spokesman Siddharth Shirole said: “#VIP Culture and # MVA arrogance … The athletic track at Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex is being used as a parking lot for Ex owned vehicles. IOA President @PawarSpeaks ji, Minister of Sports @ SunilKedar1111 ji and MoS Sports @iAditiTatkare ji. “
Replying to the tweet, Kiren Rigiu, the Union’s state minister (independent attorney) for youth and sports, said on Monday that he was “very sad” to see “such disrespect.” “I am personally very sad to see such disrespect for sports and sports ethics in our country … But we do not have enough sports facilities in our country. All sports centers need proper care, ”Rigiu tweeted.
I am personally very sad to see such disrespect for sports and sports ethics in our country. https://t.co/XV47LRckmJ
– Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) June 27, 2021
Pavar and other leaders went to inspect the ongoing operations of the Balevadi Sports University.
Speaking with Indian express, State Minister of Sports Kedar accused of “oversight” in the planning. “Due to his age, it is difficult for Pavar Saheb to climb the stairs, so it was decided that his vehicle should be allowed to drive as close to the office as possible,” he said.
However, due to planning gaps, other cars were parked on the highway, he said. He said that the racetrack still needed repairs. “I ordered to accelerate the allocation of funds for the work,” he said.
Built in 1994 for the National Games, the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex underwent significant changes when it hosted the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2008. The track and field stadium has eight lanes and can accommodate 11,000 spectators.