Delhi, 30 April (CNI) :The strike of wrestlers against Wrestling Association President Brij Bhushan Singh is continuously taking a bigger form. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi also participated in this dharna at Jantar mantar on Saturday, spent about an hour with the wrestlers. During this, listened to their problems, consoled them and also questioned the government, stating that she does not have “any expectations from the Prime Minister”.
As per the news agency-Current News of India (CNI) Priyanka Gandhi also joined the wrestlers’ dharna at 7.45 am on the seventh day. Here she kept talking to women wrestlers for about 50 minutes. He also spoke to Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punnai. During the conversation, Vinesh got emotional and Priyanka also consoled her.
Speaking to the media after meeting the wrestlers here, Priyanka Gandhi said that the nation stands with them and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not talking to them.
“I don’t have any expectations from the PM, because if he is worried about these wrestlers, then why has he not talked to them or met them yet? The nation is standing with them and I am very proud that these wrestlers have raised their voices against such an issue,” she said.
“No one is aware of what is there in the FIR which has been lodged. Why are they not showing it? When these wrestlers win medals we all tweet and feel proud but today they are sitting on the road and not getting justice. All these women wrestlers struggle a lot to come to this stage. And I am not able to understand why the government is saving him (Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh)?” Priyanka said.
According to the police, the first FIR pertains to allegations levelled by a minor victim, registered under POCSO Act along with relevant IPC sections concerning outraging of modesty. The second FIR is registered for carrying out comprehensive investigations into the complaints tendered by other, adult complainants under relevant sections pertaining to outraging of modesty.
Notably, Top wrestlers resumed their sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar here in the national capital after filing a complaint at the Connaught Place police station on April 21 stating that seven female wrestlers, including one minor, were harassed and exploited by Brij Bhushan in his capacity as WFI chief.(CNI)