‘Dangal’ woman Babita Phogat appointed deputy director by Khattar govt

Pradeep Sharma

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 30

The BJP-JJP authorities has appointed ‘Dangal’ woman and BJP chief Babita Phogat {and professional} wrestler Kavita Devi as Deputy Directors within the Sports and Youth Affairs Department.

The wrestlers, who had utilized to the state authorities for these posts in late 2018, have been appointed underneath the Haryana Outstanding Sportspersons (Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2018, an order issued by Principal Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs, mentioned.

Daughter of Dangal fame wrestling coach Mahavir Phogat and two-time Commonwealth gold medallist, Babita labored as Sub Inspector within the Haryana Police earlier than placing in her papers to affix the saffron celebration to contest the 2019 meeting polls from Dadri constituency.

However, her maiden entry into electoral politics got here a cropper with the worldwide wrestler ending a depressing third within the contest gained by the BJP insurgent Sombir Sangwan.

Last 12 months, Babita had dragged the Haryana authorities to the Punjab and Haryana High Court, claiming that she be promoted to the put up of the DSP like her sister Geeta Phogat, additionally a Commonwealth gold medallist. However, she later withdrew her petition and in the end resigned from service to enter politics.

The different appointee, Kavita, is first Indian feminine skilled wrestler contracted by the WWE.

The provide of appointment comes with strict situations, together with that the appointee, shouldn’t take pleasure in “commercial endorsements or professional sports”. While Babita has no such “commercial commitments”, the WWE commitments might pose issues for Kavita in becoming a member of the federal government service.

Know the appointees

Babita Phogat is the double Commonwealth gold medallist (2014, 2018), apart from being Olympian (2016).

As BJP candidate, she miserably misplaced the election from Dadri phase in 2019 meeting polls.

Kavita Devi is the primary Indian feminine skilled wrestler contracted by WWE.

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