Wrestling Federation of India chairman and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh right now refused to step down amid ongoing controversies and allegations of sexual harassment. Singh mentioned he’s an elected president and doesn’t maintain the place due to somebody’s mercy. For the previous few days, a number of wrestling medalists throughout the nation, who’re protesting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, have made severe allegations in opposition to Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and a number of other trainers. These embody allegations of sexual harassment.
Wrestlers like Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia and Commonwealth Games medalist Vinesh Phogat are demanding the dissolution of the wrestling federation and the resignation of Singh. The protesting athletes met with Sports Minister Anurag Thakur. According to the media, reacting to statements by some athletes that if they opened their mouths, an earthquake might happen, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh mentioned that if they opened their mouths, a tsunami would happen.
Under-fire WFI chief Singh known as the protest by the nation’s prime grapplers “the dharna of Shaheen Bagh” and reiterated that he wouldn’t go away the put up. “The wrestlers’ protest against me is the dharna of Shaheen Bagh,” Singh, who can also be a sixth-time Lok Sabha MP from Kaisarganj constituency of the UP, advised reporters in his hometown right here.
Singh additionally known as the protest at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar an assault on the BJP and orchestrated by the Congress social gathering.
Earlier, talking to a TV channel, he mentioned: “Gamers protesting have change into a plaything within the arms of Congress and Deepinder Hooda. This sort of plot was dedicated in opposition to me by Congress a very long time in the past. almost three a long time. Once once more, the plot repeated itself.
“I said earlier that there was a conspiracy, and great powers are behind it. Now those forces are coming out.”
He added: “The picture becomes clearer with tweets and statements from Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Deepinder Hooda. This attack is not only against me, but against the Bharatiya Janata Party through me,” Singh had mentioned.
The WFI has but to answer the Department of Sports, which on Wednesday gave the wrestling physique 72 hours to answer allegations of sexual harassment. (With contributions from the company)