The president of the Wrestling Federation of India and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in the present day refused to resign amid the continuing controversies and allegations of sexual harassment. Singh stated that he’s an elected president and isn’t occupying the submit because of somebody’s mercy. For the previous few days, a number of wrestling medalists of the nation, who’ve been protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, have made severe allegations in opposition to Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and several other coaches. These embrace allegations of sexual harassment.
Wrestlers like Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia and Commonwealth Video games medalist Vinesh Phogat are demanding the dissolution of the wrestling federation and the resignation of Singh. The protesting athletes have met Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur. In line with media stories, reacting to some athletes’ statements that if they may open their mouths, an earthquake might come, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh stated that if he’ll open his mouth, a tsunami will come.
Below-fire WFI chief Singh termed the protest by the nation’s high grapplers “dharna of Shaheen Bagh” and reiterated that he will not stop the submit. “The protest by wrestlers in opposition to me is the dharna of Shaheen Bagh,” Singh, who can be a sixth-time Lok Sabha MP from UP’s Kaisarganj constituency, instructed reporters in his native place right here.
Singh additionally termed the protest in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar an assault on BJP and orchestrated by the Congress social gathering.
Earlier talking to a TV channel, he had stated, “The protesting gamers have grow to be a toy within the palms of Congress and Deepinder Hooda. This sort of conspiracy was carried out in opposition to me by Congress virtually three many years in the past. As soon as once more the conspiracy has been repeated.
“I had earlier stated that there was a conspiracy, and massive powers are behind it. Now these forces are popping out within the open.”
He added, “The image turns into extra clear with the tweets and statements by Congress common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Deepinder Hooda. This assault just isn’t solely on me, however on the Bharatiya Janata Celebration by me,” Singh had stated.
The WFI is but to reply to the sports activities ministry, which on Wednesday gave the wrestling physique 72 hours to reply to the allegations of sexual harassment. (With company inputs)