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AAP on wrestler Divya Kakran: Why seek votes for BJP, notes from Kejriwal?

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) seems to say that its government is not for all Delhiites but only for those who voted for the party ruling in the city-state. Amid the ongoing slugfest between Commonwealth Games bronze winner Divya Kakran and the AAP in Delhi for the government not providing assistance to the wrestler, AAP leaders today shared an old video of the athlete where she can be seen seeking votes for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.

" for BJP because we all know what PM Modi and Yogi did for us. Be it sports, or health, there have been many betterments," Divya said in the video.


भाजपा का असली दर्द अब समझ आया। https://t.co/xY3l2L8knv

— Saurabh Bharadwaj (@Saurabh_MLAgk) August 12, 2022


AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj, whom the BJP deplored for questioning Divya Kakran's claim that she plays for Delhi shared the video and wrote, "This is the real reason why the BJP is so pained". AAP councillor Shalini Singh posted the video and said seeking votes for the BJP and money from Kejriwal is not right. "In my opinion, athletes should stay away from politics," Singh tweeted.

After her Commonwealth feat, Divya Kakran tweeted that she received no assistance from the Delhi government. The Delhi government claimed that she never applied for any assistance and she has been representing Uttar Pradesh, not Delhi, since 2017. Until 2017, Divya was given money from the government as long as she represented Delhi, the AAP claimed showing documents. On the BJP's claim that the athletes represent India and their victory is India's victory and not of any particular state, AAP questioned whether the 17 BJP-ruled states will give cash rewards to all 61 medal winners.

The athlete had addressed a press conference yesterday and said she comes from a poor family and struggled a lot to sustain her wrestling career. Divya said she used to travel sitting next to train toilets as she had no money for travelling, but she received no assistance from the government. In 2018, she said, she started playing for Uttar Pradesh and got rewarded. She said she was not begging for money but the Delhi government did not provide any other assistance as well.

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