Watch: Row over waiving of KCR’s photo as Nikhat Zareen bags gold

Nikhat Zareen clinched gold medal for India in women's 50kg light flyweight division at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Hyderabad: Telangana Sports Authority Chairman A. Venkateshwar Reddy waived a picture of state CM K Chandrasekhar Rao with the Indian flag when Nikhat Zareen was winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth games.

After the video of the moment went viral on social media, netizens started asking the reason behind waiving the CM’s photo instead of the gold medalist to celebrate India’s victory.

BJP leader Amit Malviya wrote, “Does KCR approve of Telangana Sports Authority Chairman A Venkateshwar Reddy waving his photo instead of gold medallist Nikhat Zareen to celebrate India’s win?”

MS Education Academy

Another Twitterati wrote, “Height of Sycophancy!

Nikhat Zareen won the Gold for India and Sports Authority of Telangana Chairman, A. Venkateshwar Reddy is waving photo of CM KCR to celebrate her win.

This happens when the state is in coma because of fiefdom.”.

Following are the reaction of some other users

Nikhat Zareen wins gold at CWG 2022

Yesterday, Nikhat clinched the gold medal for India in the women’s 50kg light flyweight division at the 2022 Commonwealth Games by winning the final bout comprehensively.

The 26-year-old Indian defeated Northern Ireland’s Carly McNaul, a silver medallist from Gold Coast 2018, by unanimous decision.

KCR, Modi congratulate gold medalist

K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday congratulated Nikhat Zareen for clinching a gold medal in the Barmingham Commonwealth Games.

He spoke to Zareen on phone and commended her. “By winning the gold medal, Nikhat has not only made entire India proud, but also taken its glory a few notches higher,” he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too congratulated her.

The Prime Minister tweeted, “Nikhat Zareen is India’s pride. She is a world-class athlete who is admired for her skills. I congratulate her on winning a Gold medal at the CWG. Excelling in various tournaments, she has shown great consistency. Best wishes for her future endeavours. Cheer for India.”

Back to top button