Hours after Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur invited the wrestlers for talks, Sakshi Malik on Wednesday said the protesting grapplers will agree to the government’s proposal only after discussing it with their seniors and supporters.
Malik asserted that they are not ending their protest and are waiting to see what the government has to offer them.
“We will discuss the proposal given by the govt with our seniors and supporters. Only when everyone gives their consent that the proposal is fine, then will we agree. It won’t happen that we will agree to anything that the government says and end our protest. No time fixed for the meeting yet,” wrestler Sakshi Malik told news agency ANI.
“This is very good. The government woke up after so many days and Anurag Thakur invited the wrestlers, so I would like to say that a solution must come out..,” said Mahavir Singh Phogat, Dronacharya awardee, wrestling coach and uncle of Vinesh Phogat who along with other wrestlers is protesting against WFI president.
Union Minister Anurag Thakur has invited protesting wrestlers for talks on their issues, days after they met Home Minister Amit Shah.
In a tweet post-midnight Tuesday, the sports minister said the government was willing to have a discussion with the wrestlers on their issues.
Anurag Thakur Invites Protesting Wrestlers For Talks Again
“I have once again invited the wrestlers for the same,” Thakur tweeted.
India’s star wrestlers have been agitating against Wrestling Federation of India chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and demanded his arrest. Some women wrestlers have accused him of sexually harassing them, charges he has denied.
On Tuesday, the Delhi Police recorded the statements of Singh’s associates and those working at his residence in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda as part of the investigation, officials said.
They also said a minor complainant whose statement was the basis of a case registered against Singh under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has recorded a fresh statement under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) section 164.