Former Indian track-and-field star Anju Bobby George has denied the claims of News agencies that she joined Bharatiya
Union Minister for State for External Affairs V.
Speaking to the media, Muraleedharan said there was nothing political about the meeting which took place on Saturday.
“I have had a long association with Anju and her husband Robert Bobby George. Yesterday, I had a party
“As the meeting was going on, we talked and not a word of politics was spoken. She was talking about her institute,” he added.
Anju said that she usually visits Muraleedharan whenever he is in Bangalore and that this time he was participating in a party program. ” they invited me to the
ANI had given news claiming Anju’s membership to BJP and has not rectified the mistake yet.
Former long jumper Anju (42) hails from Kottayam in Kerala and is presently employed with the Customs in Bengaluru.
In 2003, She made history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win a medal at the World Championships when she won the bronze in Paris with a leap of 6.70m.
She achieved her personal best of 6.83m, which is still a national record, at the 2004 Athens Olympics which fetched her the fifth position.
An Arjuna awardee, George has represented the country at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships from 2002 onwards.