Union Minister of External Affairs and Culture of India Meenakshi Lekhi can be seen featured on a video where she was asked about the ongoing wrestlers' protests, she runs to her car to avoid answering. Congress Party has reacted to the viral video on Twitter.
Lekhi was reportedly asked, "What do you have to say on the protesting wrestlers?" to which she replied, "Legal process is going on," as she hastily ran toward her car.
The Congress Party on Twitter shared the video and wrote, "Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi gave a sharp reaction on the issue of women wrestlers."
महिला पहलवानों के मुद्दे पर केंद्रीय मंत्री मीनाक्षी लेखी ने दी तीखी प्रतिक्रिया— Congress (@INCIndia) May 30, 2023
आप खुद देखें 👇 pic.twitter.com/9XqyJcwmgD
Lekhi was approached by the media yesterday evening when the wrestlers were supposed to immerse their medals in the River Ganga in Haridwar.
The wrestlers, who had been protesting at Jantar Mantar since April 23 seeking the arrest of Brij Bhushan Singh on the accusations of sexual harassment, were removed from the site by the Delhi Police on Sunday after they tried to march to the new Parliament building that was inaugurated the same day.
They were detained and later let off.
The wrestlers then announced they would immerse their medals in the river in Haridwar as a mark of protest to demand action against Singh. But the wrestlers did not carry out the threat after farmer leaders sought five days' time from them to resolve the issue.
(With PTI inputs)