WFI Elections: Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh to name ‘his candidates’ for various posts on Monday(31st July,2023)


The final date to file for the nomination is 31st July and the WFI polls will be held on 12th August.

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WFI Elections: Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh to name 'his candidates' for various posts on Monday
WFI Elections: Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh to name ‘his candidates’ for various posts on Monday.
Wrestling Organization of India’s (WFI) questionable president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has marked guarantee to 22 out of the 255 state units going to a gathering that he facilitated on Sunday. He further mentioned that he will be declaring his candidates for several positions for the federation on Monday. The final date to file for the nomination is 31st July and the WFI polls will be held on 12th August.
“Twenty-two of the 25 states units associated with the WFI attended the meeting. (Our) candidates will be announced on Monday,” said BJP MP Brij Bhushan, who hosted the meeting at a five-star hotel here. Brij Bhushan is charged of sexual assault by country’s six top wrestlers including Olympic medal-list Bajranj Punia and Sakshi Malik and Asian Games gold medal-list Vinesh Phogat  and sat in protest at Jantar Mantar.
Brij Bhushan is not allowed to contest as has completed 12 years as head of Federation–the maximum period allowed as per the National Sports Code.
A state unit member, who attended the meeting said on the condition of anonymity, that the BJP leader’s son-in-law Vishal Singh (President, Bihar Wrestling Federation), who was widely being touted as Brij Bhushan’s successor for the top WFI post, will not contest the August 12 election for any top position. “He (Vishal) declared his inability to contest the elections because he is very busy and said he will not be able to do justice to his job if he gets elected,” said a state unit member secretary.

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