The lady wrestlers say that there will be no rest until the chief of the wrestling federation, Brijbhrusan, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment, is jailed. . There is a possibility that Brijbhushan will resign in the federation meeting to be held in Ayodhya on 22nd of this month. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur is having an urgent meeting with the agitating wrestlers.
Wfi President Controversy
Wrestling Federation – The tussle between the wrestlers has intensified. The wrestlers have announced that the agitation will continue until the president of the federation, Brijbhushan, is not only removed from the post. Female wrestler Vinesh Phogat said that he will file a complaint against Brijbhushan at the police station on Friday. The talks held by the officials with the wrestlers at the office of the Central Sports Department ended inconclusively. Wrestlers have expressed their displeasure as the government has not given any assurance regarding the action against Federation President Brijbhushan. It is said that the president of the federation will resign on 22nd of this month. He is not resigning. We will resign with him. Moreover, if he provokes us, we will also send him to jail. He should be removed from office and strict action should be taken immediately. The athletes challenged the wrestling federation chief Brijbhushan that he would be fired if even a single girl said that she had been sexually harassed. Bajrang Punia challenged that not one, but six lady wrestlers are ready with evidence, what will they do now.
The athletes have been on a dharna since two days demanding that the president of the wrestling federation, Brijbhushan, is harassing them and he should be removed from the post immediately. The agitation of 200 wrestlers has been going on near Jantarmantar since Wednesday. Women wrestlers are making serious allegations against the federation.
Women’s groups have announced support for the agitating wrestlers. But the players asked the left leaders not to politicize their struggle. With this, CPM leaders including Brindakarat left the place. On behalf of the Centre, former wrestler and BJP leader Babita Phogat held discussions with the sportsmen who were on dharna near Jantar Mantar. Asked about their problems. He said that he would mediate between the government and the wrestlers.