‘Why ought to I resign?’ says defiant WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, accused of sexual exploitation

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Wrestlers vs WFI: A defiant WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Friday scrapped all of the allegations leveled in opposition to him and mentioned that there isn’t a query of resignation. Nation’s prime wrestlers have accused the WFI president of sexual exploitation and intimidation and continued their dharna for the third day as extra grapplers joined them in what they referred to as was a combat to offer “a brand new life to Indian wrestling.

The wrestlers have demanded that WFI be disbanded and its president be sacked.

Whereas talking with the reporters, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh mentioned, “Why ought to I resign?… I’ve not had a chat with anybody but. I’m not sitting right here due to anybody’s mercy, however after being elected by the general public.” 

“Keep preparations are made by organizers and every nation’s workforce is saved at a separate place. The (lady) wrestler who alleged that the door was open was not in that event,” Singh added.

‘Kind probe panel’

The protesting wrestlers on Friday reached out to Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA), demanding formation of an enquiry committee to probe the allegations of sexual harassment they’ve levelled in opposition to WFI President, a day after threatening to lodge a number of FIRs in opposition to the sports activities administrator.

In a letter addressed to IOA President PT Usha, the wrestlers mentioned they’ve been knowledgeable by a number of of their youthful colleagues concerning the sexual harassment they confronted by the hands of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The letter has been signed by 5 wrestlers together with Tokyo Olympics medallists Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia.

Rio Video games bronze winner Sakshi Malik and World Championship medallists Vinesh Phogat and Deepak Punia have additionally signed. Additionally they demanded {that a} new committee is shaped, in session with the wrestlers, to run the affairs of the nationwide federation.

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