By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : February 25, 2017, 01:09
Duration : 01:33
Virat Kohli gets Rs 47 lakh from Uttarakhand govt's floods fund
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli was paid Rs 47.19 lakh in June 2015 from funds earmarked for victims of the deadly 2013 Kedarnath floods for appearing in a 60-second tourism video. It was said in an RTI reply sought by an activist who is also a BJP member. Kohli was then brand ambassador for the state of Uttarakhand. Bunty Sajdeh, Virat's agent said, "There has been no monetary transaction whatsoever." Reacting to the charges, Surendra Kumar, media advisor to the CM, said, "Tourism forms the backbone of the state's economy, therefore what is wrong if a prominent face is chosen to promote the state's destinations? Everything has been done in a legal way. These allegations are baseless. People know that redevelopment of Kedarnath has always been the priority of our government. BJP is on the verge of losing elections, so it is coming up with such diversionary tactics out of frustration."