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After the meeting with Sports Ministry, Sakshi said – We got false assurance, Vinesh Phogat said – now WFI president will go to jail

Meeting of other wrestlers including Bajrang Punia protesting with Sports Ministry ends

Meeting of other wrestlers including Bajrang Punia protesting with Sports Ministry ends

Bajrang Punia WFI: The Union Sports Ministry called the wrestlers sitting at Jantar Mantar for a meeting after the Wrestling Federation of India President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh was accused of sexual harassment. Several wrestlers including Indian wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik attended the meeting. After the meeting, the wrestlers said that they have been assured to fulfill their demands, but we are not satisfied with it. Vinesh and Sakshi Malik said that if Brij Bhushan does not resign by Friday, they will file a police complaint.

According to media reports, after meeting with the Sports Ministry, Wrestler Bajrang Punia said that we have put forward many things including the treatment and discrimination meted out to wrestlers before the Sports Ministry. We were listened to carefully. He said that all the wrestlers are with us. Our demand is that the existing wrestling federation should be dissolved and a new federation should be formed. Said that the wrestling federation is full of corrupt people. We have proof of the allegations we have made, he said. If needed, we will take police action keeping these evidences in front of us.

brij bhushan sharan resign immediately

Woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat said that WFI President Brij Bhushan will take Sharan’s resignation and also send him to jail. If action is not taken then FIR will be lodged tomorrow (Friday). He said that trust those who win medals for the country. Right now we are waiting for the reply of the Sports Ministry.

Sakshi said – only assured

Wrestler Sakshi Malik told the media that we have only been assured in the meeting of the Sports Ministry. We are not happy with the assurance we got in the meeting. We want strict action in this matter. Malik also reiterated that if concrete action is not taken against Brij Bhushan Sharan, he will go to the police on Friday and file a complaint.

Sports Ministry called a meeting on January 22   

The Sports Ministry has now called a meeting of all the office bearers including WFI President Brij Bhushan on January 22. It is believed that Brij Bhushan may resign during this meeting. Let us tell you that Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Asu Malik, Sakshi Malik, Satyavrat Kadian, Last Panghal, Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia, Sangeeta Phogat, Sarita Mor, Sonam Malik, Mahavir protested against the Wrestling Federation of India on Wednesday at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. About 30 big wrestlers across the country, including Phogat, Kuldeep Malik, had started a sit-in demonstration.

During this, the wrestlers made serious allegations against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the President of the Wrestling Federation. But, President Brij Bhushan Sharan rejected the allegations of the wrestlers and said that this is a conspiracy. Along with this, Brij Bhushan Sharan had said that if the allegations are proved true, then I am ready to be hanged.

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