Saharanpur Toilet Food Case: An embarrassing incident came to light from Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The girl players who came to participate in the State Level Kabaddi Competition at Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Stadium here were fed food cooked in the toilet. Now photos and videos of this incident are going viral on social media. Although the District Administration and the Directorate of Sports have ordered an inquiry into the matter, the issue has also been raised by the Uttar Pradesh Congress. Uttar Pradesh Congress has shared the video of the players from its official Twitter handle.
When players win medals with their talent, BJP robs them of applause through fake publicity, but when it comes to providing facilities to players, they feed them cooked food in the toilet.@myogiadityanath Is the water of shame left in the eyes or it has dried up like a desert! pic.twitter.com/5O1DOVnZjS
— UP Congress (@INCUttarPradesh) September 20, 2022
Congress also shared the video of the players
After coming to the notice of the incident, the Uttar Pradesh Congress also swung into action. Congress has tweeted a video of players eating food cooked in the toilet from its official Twitter handle. It has been written on behalf of the Congress, ‘When the players win medals with their talent, then the BJP robs them of accolades through fake propaganda, but when it comes to providing facilities to the players, then they feed them cooked food in the toilet. @myogiadityanath ji is the water of shame left in the eyes or it has dried up like a desert!’ Apart from the Congress, many other people have also raised this issue on social media.
300 players from across the state participated
On September 16, more than 300 players had reached here to participate in the Under-17 State Level Kabaddi tournament. Girl players from almost all the districts of the state had come here. They were served half-cooked food in the afternoon. The limit was reached, when a player got bread, then only someone got rice. Nobody got anything. According to the information, many girl players filled their stomach with raw vegetables only. Whatever food was prepared for the players, it was prepared in the toilet. Many players had eaten food while standing in the midst of foul smell in the toilet.
Uttar Pradesh | A complaint of irregularity has been found during a state sports competition in Saharanpur. A video related to this, purportedly of food being kept in the toilet, is viral.
(Pics 1, 2 & 3 from the viral video) pic.twitter.com/KU0aA6Lakg
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) September 19, 2022
Saharanpur was hosted in the state
This competition was organized by the Directorate of Sports of UP, which was hosted by Saharanpur district. Under this, this state level competition was organized at Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Sports Stadium here. About 300 girls players from teams of 17 divisions and one sports hostel of the state reached here and participated in the competition. Arrangements were also made in this stadium for the stay of all the girls.
Sports Directorate ordered investigation, committee formed
Somebody made photos and videos of food being prepared in the toilet for the players, food kept on the floor of the toilet and standing there eating the food of the girl players. After this, they were made viral on social media, after which the matter reached from the district administration to Lucknow. Additional District Magistrate RK Mishra said that the competition was organized at Ambedkar Stadium and the issue of serving food to the players from dirty toilets arose. The District Magistrate has entrusted the investigation of this matter to me. I myself will go and check on the spot. The full report of the case will be submitted to the District Magistrate in three days. Strict action will be taken against the culprits.