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Twitterati can’t stop laughing at Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar saying PV Sindhu is from Karnataka

Such gaffes just show how serious our leaders when they're making lofty, congratulatory speeches.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 24, 2016 9:00 pm
Manohar Lal Khattar said PV Sindhu is from Karnataka Manohar Lal Khattar said PV Sindhu is from Karnataka

As if Sports Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel wasn’t enough for getting details of Indian athletes wrong, joining him in doing so is Haryana’s Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. During an event at Bahadurgarh where India’s bronze medallist Sakshi Malik was presented with a cheque of Rs 2.5 crore and also announced the brand ambassador of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign in the state, Khattar said that silver medallist PV Sindhu belonged to Karnataka.

In the video posted by ANI, Khattar can be heard saying that he is proud of India’s two daughters “Sakshi Malik from Haryana and Sindhu from Karnataka”. He can even be heard asking one of his officers “kya naam” while mentioning Sindhu during his address, which clearly shows just how much he is aware of “India’s daughters”’ achievements.

It’s difficult to comprehend how ministers of their stature manage to make such mistakes on public platforms. People were only recovering from Goel’s embarrassing mistakes of getting Dipa Karmakar’s name wrong and adding the picture of Dutee Chand against Srabani Nanda’s name While conveying his best wishes when Khattar’s gaffe came to the fore.

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People on social media were obviously quick to notice and couldn’t stop laughing and taking a dig at Andhra Pradesh VS Telnagana fight. Take a look at these.

It’s quite appalling how the one hand we try and cover up the ineptitude of the state and central governments in supporting athletes by showering them with accolades once they’ve won despite the challenges, and on the other, we still get such basic things as their name wrong on multiple occasions. Such gaffes just show how serious our leaders when they’re making lofty, congratulatory speeches.

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  1. Gulzar Ansari
    Aug 25, 2016 at 3:09 am
    But he knows "COW" is his mother.
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      NArayan
      Aug 25, 2016 at 7:33 am
      given the tussle between AP and Telangana, Sindhu would already be considering to move to Karnataka...Karnataka has millions from Telangana and AP ..
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        rosan
        Aug 25, 2016 at 3:04 am
        A great CM from India😀
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        1. Snigdha Kucharlapati
          Aug 26, 2016 at 6:29 am
          Wish Indian express knew how to spell Telangana right first. Practice and preach, guys.
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