‘Sanjay Singh is not my relative…’: Brij Bhushan Singh after sports ministry suspended newly-elected WFI | More sports News – Times of India

'Sanjay Singh is not my relative...': Brij Bhushan Singh after sports ministry suspended newly-elected WFI | More sports News - Times of India

New Delhi: Ex Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh I offered insight on the controversial decision to host the U-15 and U-20 nationals Nandini NagarAnswer to Indian Ministry of SportsSuspension of newly elected WFI
Singh, a lawmaker from the ruling BJP, explained that the decision was aimed at ensuring the continuity of sports events and preventing young wrestlers from losing a valuable year.
Addressing the recent suspension, Brij Bhushan clarified that the newly elected president of WFI, Sanjay Singhis not related to him.

The sports ministry accused the governing body of hastily announcing the championship, which led to the suspension of all WFI activities until further orders.
The decision to host the National Junior Wrestling Championship in Nandininagar has come under scrutiny for possible violations of rules, necessitating the ministry’s intervention. The move comes in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, and the ministry has expressed concern over the arbitrary actions of the new WFI president.
“The actions taken by the new president are completely arbitrary,” the ministry’s statement said, suggesting that the new board “appears to be under the complete control of former officials.”
The suspension raises uncertainty about the federation’s standing with United World Wrestling, the international governing body, which previously suspended the WFI. The selection of Sanjay Singh was seen as a possible way to resolve the suspension.
Sexual harassment allegations against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh sparked protests and calls for his dismissal. Indian wrestler earlier this year. Singh has rejected all the allegations and called it a conspiracy to throw him out of Parliament. A criminal case is pending, and Singh could face up to five years in prison if convicted.

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The wrestling community in India, especially in the rural north, has been a major force, with star athletes garnering public support. Recent suspensions and controversies within the WFI highlight the challenges facing the sport’s governance in the country.
(with information from agencies)

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