Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Saturday said to probe the allegations of wrestlers against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) the BJP-led central government has initiated action and a three-member committee has been formed.
After wrestlers protested at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi Vij’s reaction came and said, “This is a very serious matter, my party does not spare any wrongdoer, an inquiry has been instituted and strict action will be taken against whoever is found guilty. The government has initiated action and a three-member committee has been formed, they are serious.”
Earlier on Saturday Congress leader Manickam Tagore said to protect the women in the country Prime Minister took action.
“It is unfortunate that the medal winners have to sit at Jantar Mantar. It shows how the government of India particularly the Prime Minister approaches this kind of issue. Modi should get in and set things correctly,” Tagore said.
“His silence is a support to the people who have done mistakes. (WFI chief) Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh who is an MP should be responsible,” Tagore added.
Tagore further stated, “Sexual harassment allegations against the BJP leader who is chairman of the Wrestling Federation of India is unfortunate. Modi speaks about Beti Bachao and Beti Padhao. Phogat has complained to Modi long back. This is the responsibility of Modi.”
“Behaviour towards the women wrestlers. It’s high time that the Prime Minister act and keeps his word and protects the girls of India, particularly girls who get medals for us fighting for the Indian flag,” Tagore said.
Meanwhile on Saturday after meeting Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur wrestlers called off their protest.
Addressing the press conference Anurag Thakur said, “Considering the demands of the sportspersons, we have decided to constitute an oversight committee, whose names will be announced tomorrow. The investigation will be completed in the next four weeks, wherein all the allegations leveled will be thoroughly probed to take a final decision.”
However, till the probe ends WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh would step aside.