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Wrestlers' Protest: Brij Bhushan Wants Vinesh Phogat And Bajrang Punia To Take Narco Test With Him

When the Khap Panchayat in Haryana came to a resolution of asking Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh to take a narco test, he responded on social media that he would do it only if wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia also undergo the test with him.

Wrestling Federation of India chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh
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On Sunday when the Khap Panchayat meeting in Haryana's Meham passed a resolution demanding a narco test for Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Parliament and Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a section of wrestlers.

The president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) made the remark in a Facebook post, stating his counter-demand that wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia who have been protesting against the WFI chief, also take the test like him.

"I am ready to undergo narco test, polygraph test or lie detector test, but my condition is that Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia should also undergo these tests with me. If both the wrestlers agree to undergo it, call a press conference and make announcement. I promise them that I am ready for the test," he posted in Hindi.

"I stand by my word even today and promise the countrymen to remain steadfast forever. Jai Shri Ram," Singh added.  

Prominent wrestlers of the country, including Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik, are currently protesting at Delhi's Jantar Mantar since April 23, accusing BJP MP from Kaiserganj seat of Uttar Pradesh and former president of sexual exploitation.

Several farmers from Haryana have joined the protest to show their support as well and during a Khap Panchayat meeting in Haryana's Meham, this decision of asking the WFI chief to undergo a narco test and face the consequent legal action was decided.

On the directions of the Supreme Court, Delhi Police is investigating the case after lodging an FIR against Singh. In the meantime, the Sports Ministry has cancelled all activities of the wrestling federation with immediate effect till the investigation into the allegations of the wrestlers is completed.

(With PTI inputs)

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