Anurag Thakur said on the strike of players, sports and players are priority for us, statement of PT Usha also came
In his statement, Thakur said that if some players are sitting at Jantar Mantar today, who talked to them? I sat with him for 12 hours. Listened to them, formed a committee, we wanted a fair probe. On his request, Babita Phogat was included in the committee.
Top wrestlers of the country including Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia are continuously staging a sit-in at Jantar Mantar demanding the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Politics is also taking place regarding this. Now the statement of Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has come out on this. He said that sports and sportspersons have always been a priority for the Union Government and they have never and will never compromise on the facilities of the sportspersons. In his statement, Thakur said that if some players are sitting at Jantar Mantar today, who talked to them? I sat with him for 12 hours. Listened to them, formed a committee, we wanted a fair probe. On his request, Babita Phogat was included in the committee.
The BJP leader further said that everyone was given a chance to present their views….Anyone can get an FIR lodged in any police station. He said that the police said that they will take further action after preliminary investigation. The Modi government has always stood with the players. Sports is a priority for us, with which we will not compromise. Thakur said 14 meetings of the monitoring committee were held and no one was ever stopped from appearing for hearings. At the same time, the statement of Indian Olympic Association President PT Usha has come to the fore on the whole matter. He said that if he had any problem, he should have come to us, talked to us. Instead of coming to us, they have come out on the road, it is not good for the game. He clearly said that protesting on the streets is indiscipline and it is tarnishing the image of the country.
On the statement of IOA President, Bajrang Punia said that we did not expect such a strong response from IOA President PT Usha, we expected that she would support us. The IOA has constituted an ad-hoc committee comprising former shooter Suma Shirur, Wushu Federation of India president Bhupendra Singh Bajwa and a yet-to-be-named retired high court judge to run the affairs of the wrestling federation.
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