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Celebrating IPL victory at state-expense: Award money to BCCI cricketers is government-funding
It refers to huge spending of public-money and heavy loss of man-hours by West Bengal government in..

IS IT fair on part of Mamata Banerjee representing herself on behalf of the poorest of the poor of the state? Should political rulers be allowed to take decisions only on the basis of their own personal choice?


It has become a fashion of political rulers, especially in states, to spend heavily from public-exchequers and other state-resources (like land, etc.) in giving heavy awards to super-rich cricketers playing for BCCI which claims it to be solely a private organization. It is socially unfair, too, to give such heavy state-awards to the tune of crores of rupees to each of the cricketers who in themselves are mines of money earned from cricket through advertisements, match-fees and awards declared by BCCI itself. Ironically, successful stars in other sports have to literally beg for petty cash-awards for performing well.

It is unfair and against humanity to make super-rich even richer at state expense in a country where farmers commit suicide because of poverty. The Supreme Court and Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India should take cognizance of such partial and socially unjust biase favouring cricketers - that too when they represent a private BCCI and not India as nation. The Supreme Court can even, sue-moto, take up the matter of BCCI as a public body under RTI Act because enormous money minted out of national craze for cricket should not be allowed to be spent and/or misused by some individuals controlling BCCI.


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