An FIR has been registered against Sports and Youth Empowerment Minister Pramod Madhwaraj on charges of violation of the model code of conduct.
The minister had recently said that Gururaj Poojary, a native of Kundapura who won a silver medal in the mens 56-kg category weighlifting at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, would get a reward of Rs 15 lakh. The minister had also said Poojary would get a group B post in government as per the sports policy drafted a few months back.
Election official Poovitha said that the Sports ministers statement amounted to violation of the model code of conduct.
A case has been registered in the Udupi town police station.
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