Manish Sisodia recommends promoting Sakshi Malik’s father, who works as conductor in DTC

"I propose that apart from felicitating Sakshi Malik, the government should felicitate her family, especially her father," Sisodia writes to Transport Minister Satyendra Jai.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 19, 2016 11:30 pm
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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Friday recommended for the promotion of Rio Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik’s father Subir Malik, who works as a conductor in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), besides felicitating the grappler and her parents. In a communication to Transport Minister Satyendar Jain, Sisodia said, “One of our colleagues (Sakshi’s father Sukhbir Malik), while working as a conductor, created such an atmosphere for her daughter so that she could raise the honour of the nation…

“I propose that apart from felicitating Sakshi Malik, the government should felicitate her family, especially her father. I recommend for the promotion of Sukhbir Malik for his contribution,” he said.

The Deputy Chief Minister will visit the wrestler’s family at Rohtak in Haryana tomorrow. On Wednesday, the 23-year-old wrestler ended the country’s wait for a medal at the Rio Olympic Games as she bagged the bronze medal in the 58 kg category, pulling off a dramatic 8-5 victory in the play-off bout. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal yesterday took to Twitter to congratulate Sakshi, and hailed her for making the “whole nation proud”.

Sisodia also congratulated her father and mother over phone.

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