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Protesting Wrestlers Meet Home Minister Amit Shah, Press For Early Chargesheet

Protesting Wrestlers Meet Home Minister Amit Shah, Press For Early Chargesheet

Bajrang Punia on Sunday announced wrestlers will hold a mahapanchayat of their own soon, speaking at a gathering where former J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik and RLD Chief Jayant Chaudhary shared the stage.

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Wrestlers Protest Photo: AP/Shonal Ganguly

Olympian wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat met Union Home Minister Amit Shah amid their ongoing protests against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Singh. 

According to a report by Indian Express, the meeting at Amit Shah's residence went on till midnight where the protesters pressed for an early chargesheet against Brij Bhushan.

Bajrang Punia on Sunday announced wrestlers will hold a mahapanchayat of their own soon, speaking at a gathering where former J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik and RLD Chief Jayant Chaudhary shared the stage.

Malik, who has of late been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, castigated the central government over its handling of the wrestlers' demands, as he urged the people to throw out the government in the next Lok Sabha election.  

Addressing a 'Sarv Samaj Samarthan Panchayat' in support of the wrestlers at Mundlana in Sonipat district, Punia requested speakers at the event not to announce any decision, saying grapplers will be calling a Mahapanchayat in another 3-4 days.  

(This is a developing story. More details are awaited.)

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