December 2, 2023

Brij Bhushan Singh and his son Karan are now not part of the WFI polls. Nevertheless, his son-in-law finds entry into the Electoral School

Sexual Harassment Accused Brij Bhushan Singh, now Ex-WFI President and BJP MP loved perks and energy whereas Indian wrestlers protested for his elimination. Photograph credit score: Mid-day

Basic Flip of Occasions

Brij Bhushan Singh’s predatory reign would possibly lastly finish at WFI. The ultimate voter checklist for the upcoming polls was launched on Tuesday. The checklist didn’t embody the names of both Brij Bhushan or his youthful son Karan. They don’t seem to be going to be part of the WFI elections anymore.

Each Brij Bhushan Singh and his son who head Uttar Pradesh’s Wrestling Affiliation have been the chosen representatives of the Uttar Pradesh Wrestling Affiliation (UPWA). Sources had knowledgeable The Occasions of India that Brij Bhushan and his son had withdrawn their names from the upcoming August 12 elections.

The voters’ checklist for the Wrestling Federation of India has been ready by (Retd.) Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar. The Electoral School consists of solely 50 people who can vote and even be nominated to be a member of the WFI govt committee for 3 years between 2023 and 2026.

The ex-WFI President has been accused by a minimum of six feminine wrestlers of sexual misconduct. The gold medal-winning wrestlers have been protesting for a protracted interval to finish Singh’s reign of terror.

The Indian wrestlers – Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, and Bajrang Punia – met with the Union Sports activities Minister, Anurag Thakur final month. That they had urged Thakur that nobody from Brij Bhushan’s Household ought to run within the elections. Whereas their demand has been partly granted, Singh’s son-in-law Vishal Pratap Singh’s identify has been talked about on the checklist.

Who’re on the WFI checklist?

Rather than Brij Bhushan and his son Prem Kumar Mishra and Sanjay Singh will forged their vote because the representatives of UPWA.  Singh’s son-in-law Vishal Pratap Singh who’s the president of Bihar’s wrestling board can be casting his vote alongside Vinay Kumar Singh.

There are another eye-widening names talked about on the checklist. Probably the most attention-grabbing identify on the checklist is Prem Chand Lochab. Lochab is the Secretary of the Railway Sports activities Promotion Board (RSPB). He has entered the Electoral School together with I D Nanavati from Gujarat. Nanavati is understood to be a Brij Bhushan loyalist. Lochab’s entry from Gujarat has raised eyebrows as a result of he helms from Rajasthan.

Lochab has good relationships with the Jat group of Haryana and Rajasthan. Nevertheless, the structure of WFI strictly permits candidates solely to run from the states they belong to. Lochab’s entry from Gujarat is suspicious.

It will likely be worthwhile to know that the protesting wrestlers together with Phogat, Punia, and Malik are all Railway staff and so they instantly report back to Lochab.

Anita Sheoran, a Widespread Wealth Gold Medalist from 2010 and a witness within the sexual harassment case in opposition to Brij Bhushan Singh has been chosen to characterize Odisha. Surprisingly, an ad-hoc panel has determined to grant the state of Assam a voting proper. It has been talked about in a report by India At present {that a} supply from WFI has questioned the choice of the ad-hoc panel for the reason that choice of granting membership to a state will be executed solely by the Basic Council. Devender Kadian who’s a detailed affiliate of Dushyant Chautela, the Deputy CM of Haryana could be contesting from Assam. By the way, identical to Lochab, he has no reference to the northeastern state both.

Brij Bhushan Singh is Out of WFI Polls.
BJP strongman Brij Bhushan Singh. Photograph Credit score:

Brij Bhushan Singh is now not eligible to function President.

In line with the Nationwide Sports activities Code, any workplace bearer can solely serve for 12 years. Brij Bhushan has already outlived his most restrict so far as his tenure is anxious. The BJP MP from Kaisergunj in Uttar Pradesh is at present out on bail. Though the Delhi Police had assured that they created a watertight case in opposition to Singh he was granted bail with regard to the sexual harassment allegations final week by a Delhi Courtroom.