World number 4 shuttler Saina Nehwal has made her disappointment after she was left out of the list of sports persons receiving the Padma Bhushan this year. Indan ace shuttler expressed her discontent over the decision taken by the Sports Ministry of India (SAI) through Twitter.

She tweeted “saw the news in Times of India about the Padma awards and I was really sad to see that my name was not sent to Ministry of home affairs by sports ministry of India. I got the Padma Shri in 2010 and there is a policy that u can get the next Padma award only after 5 years and this year I completed my five years. When I sent my file in 2014 for the Padma Bhushan award the ministry said u have to follow the rules and submit the application after 5 Years so my file got rejected last year and I again applied this year for the award. I read that Sushil Kumar name is recommended by the Sports ministry and he is not completed 5 years as a special case but even I won the Olympic bronze medal in 2012 and won many titles in2014. I won the commonwealth games gold in 2010 and I’m world number 4. As a player we feel good when we get such a great award and it motivates. I hope sports ministry look up to this and I will be more than happy if both me and Sushil gets the award as we both won medals in 2012. Olympics. But I think rule is rule for me they said u have to wait for 5 years to get the award.

Not the Sports Ministry might be in a dilemma to whether or not withdraw Sushil Kumar’s name, which might also upset India’s wrestling fraternity. Here are the tweets. 


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