Saina Nehwal Takes Her Fight With Telangana Government On Facebook

Saina Nehwal today took to Facebook to share her personal grievance with the Telangana state government for not clearing the cash award of her bronze medal

Saina Nehwal Facebook post

Social media has clearly given a voice to every one from the common man to celebrities. In a surprising move, badminton star Saina Nehwal today took to Facebook to share her personal grievance with the Telangana state government of not clearing the cash award that she is supposed to receive.

Surprised? Even I was but then here is the snapshot of the conversation posted on her official page. The post shared with her three million fans has already been shared by 238 people and good enough to be called viral. (Hat-tip –Bhupendra Khanal)

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The same message has been tweeted from her official Twitter account to more than 316K followers.

The status message has two parts to take notice of – 1) Congratulating Sania Mirza for being the brand ambassador of the newly formed state Telangana, and 2) Her unhappiness over not receiving the cash award from the state for winning the bronze medal. Saina who is the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics, achieved this feat by winning the Bronze medal at the London Olympics 2012 on 4 August 2012.

Now this looks like a clear case of a social media goof up by the agency who is managing her social media profiles. Two years back Telangana was not even born and was a part of its parent state Andhra Pradesh. Besides there is already a debate going in the country on appointing Sania Mirza, the professional tennis player as the brand ambassador of Telangana. At a time when there are controversies running around Sania being appointed the brand ambassador, a responsible celebrity like Saina wouldn’t stir up a new controversy in the state.

But for now all looks true. Will update the post as and when we hear more updates on the same. Hopefully no intern is fired today or does Saina have a nephew who loves her Facebook page?