first_imgManmohan Singh Lodhi a national level para-athlete from Bhopal has been forced to beg on the streets to earn the livelihood for his family, despite being promised a government job by the state authorities.Manmohan, who proved his credentials during the 100m race event at the 2017 National Games, alleged that despite meeting the Chief Minister four times in the last one year to claim the promised employment. He claimed that he has not got any positive response from the government’s side.He further claimed that if Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan did not come forward to help, then he would be forced to continue begging on the streets to earn his livelihood.Madhya Pradesh: Manmohan Singh Lodhi, a National-level para-sprinter from Narsinghpur, says he has started begging on the streets of Bhopal since the state govt is not fulfilling the promises of a government job among others made to him, after he won medals on national level pic.twitter.com/0MjUz7P9jgANI (@ANI) September 2, 2018Speaking to ANI, he said, “I have met Chief Minister four times, he made promises but didn’t fulfil any of them. I am financially weak. I need money to play and also to run my family.”I have met Chief Minister four times, he made promises but didn’t fulfil any of them. I am financially weak. I need money to play & also to run my family. If CM doesn’t help me, I will earn my livelihood by begging on the streets: Para-athlete Manmohan Singh Lodhi pic.twitter.com/zVflxTOJy5advertisementANI (@ANI) September 2, 2018″If Chief Minister doesn’t help me, I will earn my livelihood by begging on the streets,” headded.Lodhi had lost one of his hands while performing the labour work but he did not get disheartened by the incident as he went on to give an impressive performance during the 2017 National Games.(With inputs from ANI)last_img

Para-athlete begs on Bhopal streets after government fails to fulfil promise of job

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