‘We enchantment to the PM…’: Bajrang Punia seeks Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assist in battle in opposition to WFI

The wrestlers protest in opposition to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh entered Day 3 at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Friday, January 20. Bajrang Punia met the press on Day 3 and appealed the PM Narendra Modi, Residence Minister Amit Shah to listen to their calls for. Later, the wrestlers additionally despatched a letter addressed to PT Usha, president of Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA), itemizing their 3 calls for as nicely was asking to kind a probe panel to research the sexual allegations placed on Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has denied all expenses. 

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“We`re sad that the athletes have to sit here in protest leaving their practice. Our fight is only against the Wrestling Federation of India. We appeal to the PM, HM and Union Sports minister to hear our demands. WFI has given this fight a political turn,” Punia mentioned on the Jantar Mantar in Delhi on day 3 of the protest.

Punia added that their battle is for the way forward for the younger wrestlers on this nation and they’re risking their careers for a similar.

“We`re waiting for Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh to come forward. We`re here by risking our careers. This fight is for our young wrestlers who`re the future of wrestling,” the 2022 CWG gold medallist mentioned.

Earlier, former World Champion and CWG champion Vinesh Phogat had mentioned that WFI president had mentally tortured her after she didn’t carry any medal from Tokyo Olympics in 2021. She additionally mentioned that a number of junior wrestlers have complained of sexual harassment by WFI president. Within the letter to PT Usha, the wrestlers have talked about for the probe into the allegations first earlier than itemizing down ther calls for. The protesting wrestlers had additionally met the sports activities minister Anurag Thakur late at night time to debate the matter, and as per experiences, the assembly went on until morning on Friday.

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