Final Up to date: January 19, 2023, 21:07 IST
BJP MP Brijendra Singh on Thursday demanded an intensive probe into the allegations made by prime grapplers towards the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and his celebration MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, asserting the accusations can’t be taken evenly.
Wrestlers together with three-time Commonwealth champion Vinesh Phogat and Olympic bronze medallist duo of Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik sat in protest on the Jantar Mantar right here for the second straight day towards Bhushan, who has rejected all allegations levelled towards him.
“Topmost sportspersons of the nation are protesting. This isn’t one thing which may be or ought to be taken evenly. The Ministry of Sports activities and Youth Affairs has taken cognisance of it and sought a reply from the Wrestling Federation. However there ought to an intensive inquiry into the matter. Take it to its logical conclusion after which no matter comes out motion ought to be taken into it,” Singh instructed PTI.
This protest doesn’t solely have an effect on the ethical of present gamers however of additionally children and upcoming one who’re working day and night time to make a mark for themselves in sports activities, Singh mentioned.
He additional mentioned this protest has caught nationwide consideration “as a result of this time allegations bought proper as much as the highest”.
“In any other case there have been very frequent allegations made towards coaches and managers in numerous sports activities particularly in wrestling. This time the allegations which have been made and the caliber of gamers who’re making them, make it pressing for the federal government to take corrective measures,” he mentioned.
When requested that the WFI chief is from his celebration, Singh mentioned the problem is just not regarding his capability as a member of parliament however because the chief of the wrestling federation and it ought to be settled on the earliest.
In the meantime, on Thursday the protesting gamers met authorities officers after wrestler and BJP chief Babita Phogat got here to the protest web site with a message from the federal government.
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