The Congress party wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his “silence” on the allegations of sexual harassment against BJP MP and Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, . It also asked why the resignations of those involved have not come in till now.
The opposition party’s attack came after star wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Wednesday alleged that that the president had sexually harassed women wrestlers for years, a charge vehemently rejected by the sports administrator.
Several leaders, including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Jairam Ramesh and Pawan Khera, spoke on the issue. “Our players are the pride of the country. They bring laurels to the country by their performance at the world level,” Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi. The players have made serious allegations of exploitation against the WFI and its president and their voices should be heard and probe ordered , she said.
हमारे खिलाड़ी देश की शान हैं। विश्व स्तर पर अपने प्रदर्शन से वे देश का मान बढ़ाते हैं। कुश्ती फेडरेशन व उसके अध्यक्ष पर खिलाड़ियों ने शोषण के गंभीर आरोप लगाए हैं। इन खिलाड़ियों की आवाज सुनी जानी चाहिए।
आरोपों की जांच कर उचित कार्रवाई की जानी चाहिए।
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) January 19, 2023
“Kuldeep Sengar, Chinmayanand, father-son duo Vinod Arya and Pulkit Arya… and now this new case! The list of BJP leaders committing atrocities against women is endless,” added Ramesh, the Congress’ general secretary in-charge communications. “Mr PM, was ‘Beti Bachao’ a warning to save daughters from BJP leaders? India is waiting for an answer,” he said on Twitter. Why are all those who oppress women members of the BJP, Ramesh went on to ask. “Yesterday, you said that a better environment has been created for sports in the past eight years. Is this the ‘better environment’, in which even our daughters who bring laurels to the country are unsafe?” Ramesh said.
Kuldeep Sengar, Chinmayanand, father-son duo of Vinod Arya & Pulkit Arya…and now this new case!
The list of BJP leaders committing atrocities against women is endless.
Mr. PM, was ‘Beti Bachao’ a warning to save daughters from BJP leaders? India is waiting for an answer.
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) January 19, 2023