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August 12, 2003

Ace shooter Anjali Bhagwat has attacked the Arjuna Awards committee for nominating ace athlete K M Beenamol for this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award ahead of her, saying its decision showed that performance alone is not the criteria for the award.

Anjali had a wonderful 2002. She was ranked number one in the world and bagged four Commonwealth gold medals, and a silver at  the World Cup and the Asian Games. Beenamol won a gold each in the 800m and 400m relay besides a silver in the 400m in the Busan Asian Games last year

Do you believe the Arjuna Awards committee is politically motivated?

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Number of User Comments: 12

Sub: Biased towards Beenamol?

Of course, suspicions of bias are bound to surface for any nomination but bias towards Beena? Absolutely not! Agreed Anjali's feats have been monumental to ...

Posted by Prabhu Rangarajan

Sub: Let us talk this straight. OK ?

Believe it or Not ! All the awards all over the world are politically motivated, directly or indirectly, in one way or the other. Implicitly ...

Posted by chanakya

Sub: Arjuna Awards

I would simply like to put a question to everybody. Is there a thing in our country that has not been used by our politicians ...

Posted by vivek

Sub: Is theAwards Committee biased.

The resume indicates that the committee is biased. Anjali has chance but who knows what is in store in 2003?. The effort in shooting is ...

Posted by Betaraya

Sub: Is the Awards committee biased?

Yes. The bias is prominent and clear.

Posted by Satyavan



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