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Harbhajan supports specially-abled chess champ
 
New Delhi, Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has come out in the support of specially-abled chess champion Malika Handa after she slammed Punjab government for not fulfilling their promises on cash rewards.

"Firstly why is there no policy for the hearing impaired?? Being deaf doesn’t take away talent. Secondly she should get what was promised for her achievement. I urge Sports Minister Punjab and India to look after this matter," Singh tweeted.

Handa shared a video on her official Twitter handle along with a post on Sunday, and said: "I am feeling very hurt.

"On Dec 31, I met Sports Minister of Punjab, Pargat Singh. Now, he said Punjab govt cannot give job and cash award... to (sportsperson from hearing-impaired category), because they do not have policy for deaf sports."

In her post Malika also said: "I met Sports Minister Pargat Singh on Dec 31st. He said that the state govt can't provide a job and cash reward because they don't have a policy for deaf sports.

"Ex sports minister have announced cash award for me. I also have letter of invitation in which I was invited but which got cancelled due to Covid.

"When I told this to present Sports Minister Pargat Singh he told clearly it was former minister.

"I did not announce and govt cannot do," Pargat Singh apparently told Malika, who also ended her Tweet, saying: "My time wasted on Congress govt, they fooled me."

The specially-abled athlete is seven-time national chess champion. Also she has won as many as six medals at the Asian and World Championships.

Apparently it was during former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's tenure when Mallika was promised job and cash.


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