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Dutee, Dilip In War Of Words Over Post On Sports Infra | Bhubaneswar News – Times of India

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Bhubaneswar: A Facebook post by Odia sprinter Dutee Chand criticising the state government over sports infrastructure development sparked a row on Friday with senior sportspersons like Dilip Tirkey slamming her for the comment.
In a post on her verified Facebook page, which she has now deleted, Dutee hit out at the state government for spending crores of rupees for development of sports infrastructure without paying attention for development of sportspersons.
Dutee said the state government is not doing enough for sports other than hockey and doing politics over sports.
In response, Tirkey wrote on Twitter, “As a sports person I strongly condemn this kind of statement from another sportsman who herself belongs to Odisha. Odisha Government has always given importance to all sports be it Hockey or be it athletics.”
Dutee took to Twitter to clarify her stand. “I am extremely disappointed for the way some people are misleading my opinion that I am blaming Govt. Of Odisha. As a state Odisha is no 1 in promoting sports in the country. I always thank Naveen Patnaik Sir for his contribution to sports,” Dutee tweeted.
State government sources said Dutee has received financial assistance of Rs 4 crore from the state since 2015 ,including prize money of Rs 3 crore for winning two silver medals in 2018 Asian Games. She has also been engaged in a Group-A level post in state-owned Odisha Mining Corporation.

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