Attributing failure of Indian athletes at Rio Olympics to “pernicious” grip of political nepotism over sports activities our bodies and poor infrastructure, CPI(M) on Thursday demanded de-linking the bodies from political patronage even because it pitched for comprehensive sports policy.

“The failure to excel in sports activities is not fault of person athletes but a made of poor sports infrastructure, loss of public funding for sports activities and the pernicious grip of a political-bureaucratic nepotism over the sports federations,” ex-CPI(M) popular secretary Prakash Karat has stated.

Karat additionally stated, “The sports federations should be overhauled and de-related from political patronage. They have to come to be democratic bodies in which sports humans have a primary say. A comprehensive sports activities policy which perspectives sports activities as a part of all spherical development of kids and welfare of society has to be installed vicinity.”
In the editorial of imminent trouble of birthday party mouthpiece ‘people’s Democracy’, Karat referred to badminton player P V Sindhu, wrestler Sakshi Malik and inventive gymnast Deepa Karmakar could be successful due to their “personal endeavour and tough paintings” overcoming various odds.

Archer Dipika Kumari, daughter of a rickshaw puller, and steeplechase sprinter Lalita Babar, who belongs to a negative peasant family, too made it to the Olympics by using overcoming poverty and alleged lack of aid thru “sheer grit and determination”, he said.

“The dismal kingdom of sports in India is summed up In the loss of sport centers – poor stadiums, loss of gymnasiums and swimming swimming pools. That is compounded with the aid of bad country investment – of meagre scholarships and incentives for young college students to take sports activities significantly,” he stated.


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Referring to nation governments showering “crores of rupees” and different items on Sindhu and Sakshi, Karat burdened such person rewards don’t address primary issues.

Instead, he said, it’d be higher if country governments and Relevant authorities embark on a plan to build sports activities infrastructure on a massive scale and provide adequate funds for the training and maintenance of the younger sports activities skills.

The Marxist leader also recommended giving up “lopsided” emphasis on cricket and company sponsorship for it over all other sports.