WFI chief under PM’s ‘suraksha kavach’- Opp steps up attack
As details of two FIRs filed with the Delhi Police against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh surfaced, the opposition on Friday stepped up pressure on the Centre seeking action against Singh with the Congress alleging that PM Narendra Modi was providing him a protective cover.
The opposition attack came on a day The Indian Express reported that the FIRs filed against Singh on April 28 mention at least two instances of him demanding ‘sexual favours’ in lieu of professional assistance; at least 15 incidents of sexual harassment by him.
Attacking the government, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in a Twitter post that while daughters who won 25 international medals are pleading for justice on the streets, a member of Parliament who has 15 ‘heinous allegations’ against him in 2 FIRs is safe under the PM’s ‘protective shield’.
‘Daughters who brought 25 international medals — pleading for justice on the streets! An MP with 15 heinous allegations of sexual abuse in two FIRs — safe in Prime Minister;s ‘suraksha kavach’!’ The Modi government is responsible for the plight of these daughters,’ he said.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asked why no action has been taken against Singh so far. ‘Narendra Modiji…read these serious allegations and tell the country why no action has been taken against the accused till now?’ Vadra tweeted along with a picture of The Indian Express report.
Sharing the report, Shiv Sena (UBT) Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi asked why Singh is being protected by the government and the BJP. ‘Nation’s Prime Minister continues to protect this man. Nation’s Woman and Child Welfare Minister stays silent for this man. Nation’s Sports Minister turns a blind eye for this man. Delhi Police continues to delay taking action against this man. Why is this man being protected by the government & BJP? Any answers?’ Chaturvedi tweeted.
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