Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president PT Usha on Saturday broke down in front of the media alleging that illegal construction work was being carried out in the compound of her Usha School of Athletics in Kerala. She also said that the work was stopped after a complaint to the police. While talking to the media Usha stated that:
“Some people barged into the compound of Usha School of Athletics and began construction work. When management confronted them, they misbehaved. They claimed that they had permission from Panangad panchayat, we complained to the police and work was stopped.”
She also said that inmates at the Usha School of Athletics had been facing such harassment and security issues for some time and it has intensified after she became a Member of the Upper House. Notably, Usha had been nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the BJP in July 2022.
She also highlighted that her prime concern is the safety of girls studying there which is at stake due to the lack of fence or boundary. In addition to this she alleged that drug addicts and couples barge into the compound at night and dump waste into the drainage and urged Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to resolve the issue. As per the website Usha School of Athletics is dedicated to “advancing promotion and practice of sports at possible levels with state-of-the-art facilities in athletic skill development.”