The government has finally invited the protesting wrestlers to meet and dicuss their issues for which they have been protesting for a long now, said the Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur.
This comes aftermath of the wrestlers’ meeting with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah that took place just a couple of days back.
“The government is willing to have a discussion with the wrestlers on their issues. I have once again invited the wrestlers for the same,” said the Sports Minister via tweet.
The wrestlers held a late-night meeting with Mr Shah on Saturday. Olympics medal-winning wrestler Bajrang Punia, in an exclusive interview with NDTV, said the protesters were asked by the government to not talk about the meet.
On Saturday, the top wrestlers met Home Minister Minister Amit Shah late on night. However, the government had asked the wrestlers not to disclose anything about the meeting .
Bajrang Punia denied any meeting with the Home Minister saying that he had informed them that a probe is ongoing.
“The protest movement hasn’t died down, it will continue. We have been strategising on how to take it forward,” he said adding, “The athletes aren’t satisfied with the government’s response, neither is the government agreeing to our demands.”
Wrestlers including Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia met the Union Home Minister for over an hour at around 11 pm, said the sources.
Seven female wrestlers including one minor have accused Wrestlers Federation of India Chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan of sexual harassment. The wrestlers have demanded a speedy and impartial investigation.