The wrestling community is embroiled in controversy as Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP, has responded to the allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him. He has agreed to undergo a narco test, polygraph test, or lie detector test but has proposed that fellow wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia also participate. The demand for justice has gained momentum, with Haryana farmers joining the wrestlers in their protest. A khap panchayat in Meham, Haryana, has passed a resolution demanding Mr. Singh’s narco test and the initiation of legal proceedings.
Since April, prominent wrestlers including Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, and Sakshee Mallik have been staging protests at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, accusing Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment and urging his arrest. Denying all allegations, Singh has countered by accusing the wrestlers of conspiring against him. The situation escalated further when two separate police cases were registered following a notice from the Supreme Court to the Delhi Police. The police have provided a status report, confirming the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the matter.
Retirement and Political Activities:
In a surprising revelation, Mr. Singh disclosed his desire to retire from politics in 2014, but he was convinced by Union Home Minister Amit Shah to continue. Participating in various programs within his Lok Sabha constituency in Gonda, the BJP MP from Kaiserganj has been seeking public support for the upcoming Chetna Maha rally scheduled to take place in Ayodhya on June 5.
The wrestling community’s demand for justice and resolution of the sexual harassment allegations against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has gained significant attention. With the call for a joint narco test, the focus has now shifted to the wrestlers themselves. As the situation unfolds, stay informed about the latest developments surrounding this controversy.