Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday expressed deep anguish and sorrow over the callous attitude of the Union government due to which wrestlers have been forced to immerse their medals in Ganga river.

In a statement issued here today, the Chief Minister slammed the Modi led Government of India for ignoring the genuine demands of the wrestlers. He said that these wrestlers have given their sweat and toil for bringing the medals for the country. However, Bhagwant Mann said that it is unfortunate that instead of listening to their demands the voice of these wrestlers has been muzzled again and again by the Union government.

CM said that these wrestlers have been struggling for their legitimate rights but fed up by the step motherly treatment of the centre these players have taken the decision to drown their medals. He said that it would have been very hard for these players to take this decision of immersing their medals which they had won after so much commitment, perseverance and hard work in field of sports. Bhagwant Mann said that this is the black day for the sports, sports lovers and sports fraternity as players have to resort to such steps to get themselves heard.

He said if the entire country just remains a mute spectator to this unholy acts of the Modi government then the day is not far when we have to submerse the ashes of democracy in the river. He said that the country should unite against the high handedness of union government and rally solidly behind the players. Bhagwant Mann said that it is the need of hour to save the country and strengthen the ethos of democracy in it.

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