Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Thursday announced that a newly formed committee will take up the issue of protest by wrestlers to President Droupadi Murmu and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
While talking to media, Mr Tikait questioned why Brij Bhushan was Brij Bhushan not yet arrested under Pocso case filed against him.
He said, wrestlers should not immerse their medals in Ganga river rather they should auction them. The BKU leader even warned that there will be a countrywide protest and again blocking of Delhi borders if the demands of the top wrestlers are not met.
The Delhi Police has Registered two cases against the Wrestling Federation of India Chief Brij Bhushan – one is filed under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act over the allegations by a minor wrestler and the second case relates to outraging modesty.
The farmers’ leader said, a khap committee will be formed to decide who will meet President Murmu and Union Minister Amit Shah to express wrestlers’ demands.
“They are trying to divide us in caste, but it won’t happen. Just like they divided Lalu Yadav’s family, Mulayam Singh’s family, they want to divide us,” said the BKU leader alleging BJP.
The first incidence of farmers coming in solidarity with the wrestlers’ was when they persuaded the top wrestlers to not immerse their medals into Ganga river.
On Wednesday, the Asian Games gold medalist Vinesh Phogat and Olympic medalists Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik along with their supporters went to Hari Ki Pauri in Haridwar to immerse their medals in the Ganga river. However, they delayed their decision fir five days after farmers’ leaders insisted them to do so.