BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who had resigned because the chief of the nation’s wrestling physique amid expenses of sexual assault, right now defended an upcoming nationwide occasion being held in his stronghold.
His remarks got here at a press convention after he met BJP chief JP Nadda – considerably after the federal government suspended the Wrestling Federation of India’s actions over the “hasty” determination to carry the junior contests.
The sports activities ministry’s motion in opposition to the newly elected WFI panel got here a day after ace wrestler Sakshee Malikkh raised issues over the competitors being held in Brij Bhushan’s stronghold.
Defending the venue, Brij Bhushan stated Nandini Nagar was chosen for the competition since no different regional physique was able to host the match.
He stated the outdated committee had determined to host the U-15 and U-20 nationwide competitions and all of the 25 regional wrestling our bodies had agreed to the proposal.
All additional selections might be taken by the brand new management, asserted the BJP MP because the athletes concern he’ll have the ability to retain his management over the wrestling physique by way of his aide, Sanjay Singh, who has succeeded him within the prime submit.
Brij Bhushan additionally stated he has taken “sanyas“, or retired, from wrestling and that he might be busy with the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. “2024 elections are coming and I’ll have plenty of work,” the six-time MP stated.
He additionally asserted that he will not struggle the WFI elections once more.
He stated the WFI row didn’t function in his dialog with Mr Nadda and in addition denied studies that he had tendered his resignation as an MP.
Brij Bhushan had resigned because the WFI chief after a number of athletes, together with Ms Malikkh and others, hit the streets accusing him of sexual assault. Ms Malikkh stop the game and one other athlete returned his Padma Shri after Sanjay Singh turned the brand new WFI chief.