organised to honour them. The Congress MLA was at the state’s Karwar district to inaugurate an indoor stadium and felicitate sportspersons who had excelled at the district, state and national levels, ANI reported. But instead of handing the kits out, he threw them from the stage at athletes who were in the audience. Deshpande, who was in his home constituency , was apparently in a hurry to go somewhere.The lawmaker has drawn sharp criticism on social media for his high-handedness.
Now it’s the time of people to throw away these people from power!!! This guy lacks the basic decency!!!_
– Aravind Rajasekar T (@aravindrst) November 2, 2018
Another Karnataka minister threw biscuits to flood victims similar way. Is it the practice of Karnataka ministers to throw foods,sports kits to the recipients ?
– Sadhan Kumar De (@de_sadhan) November 1, 2018
He has insulted the sportpersons by this act. Distributing kits to them in such a way denotes that this dolt doesn’t have respect towards the people who shines nations name worldwide. Very sad. _
– _Purushottam _ (@Uttam_puruah) November 1, 2018
How shameful it looks!
– NAVIN JALOTA (@NAVINJALOTA) November 1, 2018
Deshpande was also criticised by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who called his actions “unacceptable.”
Absolutely unacceptable behavior! Mr Deshpande, please do not undermine the dignity of those athletes or your position. https://t.co/mYAdP2Zfv5
– Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) November 1, 2018