Last Updated: January 20, 2023, 16:22 IST
Under-fire Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Friday termed the protest by the nation’s prime grapplers ”dharna of Shaheen Bagh” and reiterated that he gained’t give up from the publish.
The agitating wrestlers on Friday reached out to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), demanding formation of an enquiry committee to probe the allegations of sexual harassment in opposition to Singh, a day after threatening to lodge a number of FIRs in opposition to the WFI chief.
However, Singh has caught to his stand to not relinquish the publish.
”The protest by wrestlers in opposition to me is the dharna of Shaheen Bagh,” Singh, who is additionally a sixth-time Lok Sabha MP from UP’s Kaisarganj constituency, informed reporters in his native place.
Singh additionally termed the protest in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar an assault on BJP orchestrated by the Congress occasion.
Earlier talking to a TV channel, he had mentioned, ”The protesting gamers have turn out to be a toy in the palms of Congress and Deepinder Hooda. This sort of conspiracy was achieved in opposition to me by Congress nearly three many years in the past. Once once more the conspiracy has been repeated.
”I had earlier mentioned that there was a conspiracy, and large powers are behind it. Now these forces are popping out in 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 is not solely on me, however on the Bharatiya Janata Party by means of me,” Singh had mentioned.
Singh is scheduled to carry a press convention at Nandini Nagar Stadium in Gonda later in the night.
Top Indian wrestlers had on Thursday refused to again down from their demand to disband the WFI as they met union sports activities minister Anurag Thakur.
Celebrated Indian wrestlers, together with Olympic medallist Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik, world championship medallist Vinesh Phogat and others have been staging a sit-in protest for the previous two days at Jantar Mantar in opposition to the WFI president, accusing him of sexual harassment and intimidation.
The wrestlers’ assembly with Thakur remained inconclusive on Thursday. Bajrang, Ravi Dahiya, Sakshi and Vinesh have been half of the assembly.
Thakur flew to Delhi from Himachal Pradesh after an earlier assembly between authorities officers and the protesting wrestlers remained inconclusive the earlier day.
The ministry has requested the wrestling physique for an evidence.
The WFI is but to answer the sports activities ministry, which on Wednesday gave the wrestling physique 72 hours to answer the allegations of sexual harassment.
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