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Wrestling Federation of India in Turmoil as Sports Ministry Suspends New Body, Ex-President Brij Bhushan Singh Dismisses Issues as ‘Not My Concern’

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the embroiled former president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), downplayed the recent meeting with BJP chief JP Nadda in Delhi on Sunday, attempting to distance himself from the controversy encircling the WFI.

In a surprising turn of events, the Sports Ministry swiftly suspended the newly elected WFI body, a mere three days following the federation’s fresh elections that saw the appointment of Brij Bhushan loyalist Sanjay Kumar Singh as the new president.

This decision by the Sports Ministry came on the heels of their assertion that the WFI failed to adhere to proper rules during the election process. However, Brij Bhushan defended the legitimacy of the polls, claiming they were conducted fairly.

Amidst the escalating situation, Brij Bhushan Singh addressed the media, asserting, “The entire matter has been politicized. I am not associated with the new WFI body, but I stand by the fairness of the elections. The WFI will determine its future steps.”

Having dedicated 12 years to the wrestlers, Singh expressed a belief that time would reveal whether his efforts were just. He emphasized that decisions and discussions with the government would now be the responsibility of the newly elected officials within the federation.

Responding to queries about the sexual harassment allegations lodged against him by several female wrestlers, Brij Bhushan Singh opted not to comment on the matter.

“The sexual harassment case is in court, and I will refrain from speaking on it,” he stated firmly.

The wrestling fraternity finds itself embroiled in a complex situation as the WFI grapples with controversies, elections, and allegations. The suspension by the Sports Ministry has injected further uncertainty into the future direction of the federation, prompting discussions about its governance and the ongoing legal issues surrounding its former president.

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