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Wrestlers Issues: Government ready to discuss their issues with wrestlers, Anurag Thakur invites them

Pankaj Prasad
Anurag Thakur
Anurag Thakur

When asked about the protest by wrestlers demanding the arrest of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Anurag Thakur said that he has already said that sports and sportspersons are the priority of the government.

Wrestlers have been protesting for a long time against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, BJP MP and President of Indian Wrestling Association. After sexual harassment and all kinds of allegations, a case was registered against him, but till now no arrest has been made. Meanwhile, Union Minister Anurag Thakur tweeted late on Tuesday that the government is ready to discuss their issues with the wrestlers. I have once again invited the wrestlers for this.

Anurag Thakur assures fair investigation of allegations leveled by wrestlers

Earlier, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said in Gwalior on Tuesday that an impartial inquiry would be conducted into the allegations of sexual harassment leveled by female wrestlers against the outgoing President of Wrestling Federation of India and Bharatiya Janata Party MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Thakur attended the convocation ceremony of Laxmibai National Institute of Physical Education here.



When asked about the protest by wrestlers demanding Singh's arrest, Anurag Thakur said that he has already said that sports and sportspersons are the priority of the government. The Union minister said, “The government has already constituted a committee (to probe the allegations against Singh). Police is investigating the matter by registering an FIR. Chargesheet will also be filed and fair investigation will be done.

The Union minister said, the government has already constituted a committee (to probe the allegations against Singh). Police is investigating the matter by registering an FIR. A charge sheet will also be filed and a fair investigation will be conducted.