ROUGH SPORT

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

It was to be his grand sport­ing spec­ta­cle be­fore the great­est sport of them all, elec­tions. But it has back­fired. Pun­jab Deputy Chief Min­is­ter Sukhbir Badal got Shah Rukh Khan to dance at the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Kabaddi World Cup in Bathinda. But the hefty price tag, a re­ported Rs 2.8 crore in­clud­ing the cost of a char­tered flight for the star, has caused wide­spread anger. Sukhbir’s cousin, Man­preet Singh Badal of the Peo­ples’ Party of Pun­jab, at­tacked the tim­ing of the event, launched on the day the anti-sikh ri­ots in 1984 be­gan. His chief ri­val, Pun­jab Congress chief Amarinder Singh, also called at­ten­tion to the pres­ence of the sar­to­ri­ally-chal­lenged dancers on stage.

PTI

BADALJUNIOR AND SE­NIOR WITH KHAN

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