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Apr 18, 2011 at 10:02pm IST

Help pouring in for injured Sonu Sinha

New Delhi: Politicians are rushing to meet Sonu Sinha, the national level volleyball player who was thrown out of a moving train for resisting a robbery attempt. Sonu has now been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) after she had to undergo a second surgery.

From the ministry of sports to railways to the UP government, all are willing to extend help to the maimed volley ball player.

Sports Minister Ajay Maken said, “The Sports Ministry has decided to bear all her medical expenses."

Sonu's family is glad that all the attention has been ensuring better treatment for her.

Sonu's mother Gyanbala Devi feels that her treatment in Bareilly was not done properly and that is why the infection has spread.

Sonu's sister Laxmi Sinha said, “We have been assured of all possible help and the minister has promised to bear all expenses with regard to her treatment in Delhi.”

The politicians seem to be trying hard to hijack the issue and make it a battle of political on upmanship.

UP Congress president Rita Bahuguna Joshi said, “The plight of women in UP is worsening. The CM herself is a woman but women in the state are unsafe. She is responsible. There have been some serious incidents but the CM did not bother to visit the victims. I appeal the CM to pay Sonu a visit.”

Sonu who underwent a second surgery in Lucknow has now been shifted to Delhi's AIIMS for better medical care. She has a job, at least on paper and her family is hopeful that the help will continue to pour in even when the cameras stop rolling.