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Brij Bhusan loyalist Sanjay Singh elected as the new President of WFI, Sakshi quits wrestling

UP Wrestling Association vice president, secured 40 votes as against the seven that the other candidate, Anita Sheoran, polled


Prem Chand Lochab, who was from the opposing faction seemingly supported by the protesting wrestlers, is elected as the secretary-general

“Jinko kushti karni hai woh kushti karein. Jinko rajneeti karni hain woh rajneeti karein” Singh says after winning the election

Abhinit Kumar @ EW News


New Delhi : The BJP’S bahubali MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh’s clout over Wrestling Federation Of India (WFI) remains intact as his loyalist Sanjay Singh won the top post of the Kushti mahasangh. Singh has been elected as the President of WFI after the delayed polls to elect the office-bearers for the federation were held on Thursday. Sanjay defeated Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning wrestler Anita Sheoran 40 votes to 7. Meanwhile, Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik has announced her retirement from international wrestling over Sanjay’s appointment as WFI chief.
Sanjay will take over the reins of the WFI chief from controversial Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who had to step aside after some of India’s top wrestlers like Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Bajrang Punia, Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and world championship medallist Vinesh Phogat had led a protest against him. The protesting wrestlers had levelled serious allegations against the multiple-time Member of Parliament Brij Bhushan including sexual assault. The BJP MP from Kaiserganj was found liable for prosecution for sexual harassment, molestation and stalking of women wrestlers in the chargesheet of Delhi Police.
Meanwhile, Prem Chand Lochab, who was from the opposing faction seemingly supported by the protesting wrestlers, has been elected as the secretary-general.
Sanjay who hails from Varanasi, is a close associate of Brij Bhushan. He had told The Emerging World on Wednesday that he was confident of bagging 42 of the 50 votes in the elections. Sheoran, meanwhile, was backed by the protesting wrestlers, who had demanded Brij Bhushan’s arrest. The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist is a witness and a corroborator in the case against Brij Bhushan.

“I am confident of becoming the president of the WFI because I have the support of at least 42 of the 50 members of the electoral college. My panel will sweep the elections. Those who have the best interest of the sport at heart will vote for me. What happened over the past year (wrestlers’ protest) has hurt the sport. I will ensure that no further damage is done,” Sanjay Kumar had told TheEmerging World.
“Jinko kushti karni hai woh kushti karein. Jinko rajneeti karni hain woh rajneeti karein. (Wrestlers who want to compete, they should wrestle. Those who want to do politics, should do politics)” Singh says after sweeping the election.
“It’s triumph for thousands of wrestlers in the country who suffered in the past seven-eight months,” Singh said.
With the elections for the office bearers in the Wrestling Federation of India having concluded this paves the way for United World Wrestling, which is the global governing body for wrestling, to lift the suspension it had slapped on WFI. UWW had suspended the Indian wrestling body for failing to conduct elections within the deadline that they had set in August.
Consequently, Indian wrestlers had competed as neutral athletes in global events over the last few months.

Brij Bhusan loyalist Sanjay Singh elected as the new President of WFI, Sakshi quits wrestling

-UP Wrestling Association vice president, secured 40 votes as against the seven that the other candidate, Anita Sheoran, polled
-Prem Chand Lochab, who was from the opposing faction seemingly supported by the protesting wrestlers, is elected as the secretary-general

-“Jinko kushti karni hai woh kushti karein. Jinko rajneeti karni hain woh rajneeti karein” Singh says after winning the election

Abhinit Kumar @ EW News
New Delhi : The BJP’S bahubali MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh’s clout over Wrestling Federation Of India (WFI) remains intact as his loyalist Sanjay Singh won the top post of the Kushti mahasangh. Singh has been elected as the President of WFI after the delayed polls to elect the office-bearers for the federation were held on Thursday. Sanjay defeated Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning wrestler Anita Sheoran 40 votes to 7. Meanwhile, Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik has announced her retirement from international wrestling over Sanjay’s appointment as WFI chief.
Sanjay will take over the reins of the WFI chief from controversial Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who had to step aside after some of India’s top wrestlers like Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Bajrang Punia, Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and world championship medallist Vinesh Phogat had led a protest against him. The protesting wrestlers had levelled serious allegations against the multiple-time Member of Parliament Brij Bhushan including sexual assault. The BJP MP from Kaiserganj was found liable for prosecution for sexual harassment, molestation and stalking of women wrestlers in the chargesheet of Delhi Police.
Meanwhile, Prem Chand Lochab, who was from the opposing faction seemingly supported by the protesting wrestlers, has been elected as the secretary-general.
Sanjay who hails from Varanasi, is a close associate of Brij Bhushan. He had told The Emerging World on Wednesday that he was confident of bagging 42 of the 50 votes in the elections. Sheoran, meanwhile, was backed by the protesting wrestlers, who had demanded Brij Bhushan’s arrest. The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist is a witness and a corroborator in the case against Brij Bhushan.

“I am confident of becoming the president of the WFI because I have the support of at least 42 of the 50 members of the electoral college. My panel will sweep the elections. Those who have the best interest of the sport at heart will vote for me. What happened over the past year (wrestlers’ protest) has hurt the sport. I will ensure that no further damage is done,” Sanjay Kumar had told TheEmerging World.
“Jinko kushti karni hai woh kushti karein. Jinko rajneeti karni hain woh rajneeti karein. (Wrestlers who want to compete, they should wrestle. Those who want to do politics, should do politics)” Singh says after sweeping the election.
“It’s triumph for thousands of wrestlers in the country who suffered in the past seven-eight months,” Singh said.
With the elections for the office bearers in the Wrestling Federation of India having concluded this paves the way for United World Wrestling, which is the global governing body for wrestling, to lift the suspension it had slapped on WFI. UWW had suspended the Indian wrestling body for failing to conduct elections within the deadline that they had set in August.
Consequently, Indian wrestlers had competed as neutral athletes in global events over the last few months.

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