I will not resign from wrestling federation as a criminal: Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh
The Delhi Police on Friday registered two FIRs in connection with allegations of sexual harassment against Brij Bhushan by women wrestlers. Talking to the media at his residence in Bishnoharpur, Brij Bhushan said, “I am completely innocent. I have full faith in the Supreme Court and the Delhi Police. I am ready to face any kind of investigation.
Describing the allegations of the wrestlers sitting on strike as politically motivated, Wrestling Federation of India President and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Saturday said that resigning is not a big deal for him, but he will not resign as a criminal. The Delhi Police on Friday registered two FIRs in connection with allegations of sexual harassment against Brij Bhushan by women wrestlers. Talking to the media at his residence in Bishnoharpur, Brij Bhushan said, “I am completely innocent. I have full faith in the Supreme Court and the Delhi Police. I am ready to face any kind of investigation.
He said, resigning from the post of President of Wrestling Federation of India is not a big deal for me, but I will not resign as a criminal. I’m not a criminal Resigning means that I have accepted their allegations. Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday met the wrestlers sitting on a dharna at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar demanding action against Brij Bhushan and expressed support to them and alleged that the central government has bowed down before a muscleman and mafia. On this he said, today it has been seen whose hand is behind this whole controversy. I have been saying from the beginning that an industrialist and the Congress have a hand in this. They are upset with me.
He asked, when an FIR has been registered against me, why are the wrestlers sitting on a dharna now? Why is he constantly speaking against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Sports Ministry? This is not a dharna of players, it is a dharna of conspirators. We are an excuse, the target is somewhere above us. Brij Bhushan said, all the demands of women wrestlers have been accepted. An FIR has been lodged against me, yet they are sitting on dharna. Why?’ He said that his term has been completed and will automatically resign with the election of the president of the federation.
He is only playing the role of caretaker till the new elections. He raised the question that if he was sexually abusing the players for the last 12 years, why did he never go to the police station, federation or government with a complaint till date? Why did they go straight to Jantar Mantar to protest? Describing the wrestlers’ sit-in demonstration as politically motivated and a conspiracy, the BJP MP claimed that he has submitted an audio to the probe committee, in which a man is telling someone to arrange for a girl, to implicate him (Brij Bhushan). For. Brij Bhushan claimed that the entire Haryana and UP akhada is with him and only one family’s akhada is against him.
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