As the top wrestlers of the country continue to sit in protest against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has assured that the issue will be taken seriously. Notably, World championship medallist Vinesh Phogat had alleged the WFI President of Mental and Sexual harassment on Wednesday.
“The safety of our women athletes is very important and we take it seriously. We will not let their morale down,” CM Khattar said as quoted by news agency ANI.
“We will not let their morale down. All the issues raised by the athletes will be taken seriously,” he added.
Bajrang on Day 2 of the ongoing protests on Thursday said that if the wrestlers can fight for the country on the sporting arena, they are capable of fighting for their own rights. He said that the players stand united against the dictatorship of the WFI President and they do not need any help from a politician.
“The job of the federation is to support the players, take care of their sporting needs. If there is a problem, it has to be solved. But what if the federation itself creates the problem? Now we have to fight, we will not back down. #BoycottWFIPresident #BotcottWrestlingPresident,” Bajrang had tweeted in Hindi on Wednesday.
‘We Are Satisfied’: Bajrang Punia After Meeting With Sports Ministry Officials
The wrestlers had a meeting with the Sports Ministry officials on Thursday afternoon and in an interaction with the media after the meeting, Bajrang has reportedly said, “We Are Satisfied.”
Meanwhile, it is being learned that the meeting of the Executive Committee and AGM of the Wrestling Federation of India will be held in Ayodhya on January 22 and the BJP MP from Kaiserganj in Uttar Pradesh Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh will preside over the meeting.
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