Former Indian athlete Anju Bobby George resigns as President of Kerala sports council


Thiruvananthapuram: Anju Bobby George on Wednesday resigned from Kerala sports council as the President. Anju was accused for corruption by kerala’s sport minister EP Jayarajan. She became the first Indian athlete to win a medal in a World Atheletics Championship in 2003 in Paris.

Anju said she was never expecting a forced exit from a job assigned her to by the previous Congress-led government in the state eight months ago. “They can kill sports but they can’t defeat a sports star,” she said, announcing that 13 members of the Kerala Sports Council have resigned with her too.

“Sport is beyond politics or religion. I was very happy when I took the post and I wanted to do many things for sports. But my journey was cut short.”

Anju alleged that EP Jayarajan behave badly two weeks ago when she went to meet him after the Leftist government came to power. She further said it was not proper to continue in the post after the allegations and misunderstandings.

She complained to CM Pinarayi Vijayan about Jayarajan’s behaviour and later wrote to the minister to conduct an investigation into council’s work in the past decade.

She has been accused of spending council money to travel between Kerala and Bengaluru where she was posted as exercise and revenue official. Anju said she had returned the airfare to the council