Last Updated: January 18, 2023, 21:45 IST
The Congress on Wednesday slammed the BJP saying its “actual character” stands exposed after wrestler Vinesh Phogat accused its MP and Wresting Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexually exploiting women wrestlers.
The Congress’ attack came after Phogat alleged that Singh has been sexually exploiting women wrestlers for years, a charge vehemently rejected by the sports administrator and the BJP MP.
Those giving slogans of “saving the girl child” are exploiting them, the Congress alleged. “Daughters must be saved from the BJP”.
“Extremely shameful! Women players are being sexually exploited in the wrestling association. Female wrestler Vinesh Phogat has accused wrestling federation president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh of sexual exploitation of players,” the Congress tweeted in Hindi.
“Those giving the slogans of ‘saving girl child’ are exploiting the daughters. This is the true character of BJP,” the Congress added.
Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate additionally attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“These BJP people have crossed the limits. Female wrestler Vinesh Phogat has made serious allegations of sexual exploitation of players and female coaches on wrestling federation president BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh,” she stated.
“Daughters must be saved from the BJP. It is ineffective to count on something from PM Modi and Women Development Minister Smriti Irani,” the Congress spokesperson said on Twitter.
In a startling revelation, a crying Vinesh Phogat alleged that Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has been sexually exploiting women wrestlers for years.
Vinesh, who has been at loggerheads with WFI since the Tokyo Olympic Games, also claimed that several coaches at the national camp in Lucknow have exploited women wrestlers, adding that there are a few women at the camp who approach wresters at the behest of the WFI President.
The 28-year-old though clarified that she herself never faced such exploitation but claimed that “one victim” was current on the ‘dharna’ they started at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday.
Vinesh additionally claimed that she had obtained dying threats on the behest of WFI President from officers near him as a result of she dared to attract Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s consideration to a number of points plaguing Indian wrestling when she met him after the Tokyo Games.
The sitting BJP MP from Kaiserganj in Uttar Pradesh rejected all the fees in opposition to him and refused to give up his publish.
“There is not any reality in any of the allegations. Why ought to I give up? Even if one girl wrestler comes and proves the sexual harassment cost, I’m able to be hanged. There is an industrialist behind it (conspiracy),” said the 66-year-old WFI President, adding that he was open to an investigation by the CBI or police.
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