The annual general meeting of the Wrestling Federation of India scheduled to be held in Ayodhya on Sunday has been cancelled. After the wrestlers’ agitation, this meeting was considered very important. It was reported that Brijbhushan Sharan Singh will also participate in this meeting. However, the meeting has now been cancelled. The sports ministry on Saturday banned all activities of the wrestling federation. This is believed to be the reason behind the cancellation of the meeting.
Many big wrestlers of the country had gathered at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar for a protest on Wednesday. The sports ministry held talks with the players late on Friday night after a two-day strike. After this meeting, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said that a committee will be formed to investigate the complaints of wrestlers. The committee will submit its report after four weeks. At the same time, Brijbhushan Sharan Singh was also suspended from the work of the Federation, pending an investigation.
Secretary of wrestling association suspended
Apart from this, Vinod Tomar, secretary of the wrestling association, has also been suspended. The Olympic Association and the Sports Ministry acknowledged that Vinod Tomar’s tenure could adversely affect the investigation. In such a situation, it would not be appropriate for him to be in office. That is why he was hastily suspended. Vinod Tomar was appointed as Secretary in 2002.
Recently Vinod Tomar had openly supported Brijbhushan Singh and opined that the allegations against him were baseless.
Brijbhushan Singh also explained
Wrestling Association President Brijbhushan Singh has said that there is no truth in the allegations leveled against him. No one has any evidence against them and a case is being registered against them. A conspiracy is being hatched against them. However, the players who protested against him at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar are determined that they will not rest until Brijbhushan Singh is removed from the post.
Vinesh Phogat’s allegation of exploitation
Star female wrestler Vinesh Phogat has accused Brijbhushan Singh of psychologically abusing her. The reason they didn’t win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics was because of their mistreatment. Not only her but many other girls have been exploited by the president of the wrestling association which he has proof of.