WFI prohibits Brij Bhushan Singh, blamed for sexual harassment, from electoral college; gives spot to son-in-law


Brij Bhushan Singh and his child Karan have been excluded from electoral college for the Wrestling Federation of India elections, however his son-in-law has found a spot, alarming concerns over violations of the WFI Constitution.

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Brij Bhushan Singh and his child Karan have been excluded from the electoral college for the upcoming Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) elections. However, his son-in-law has found a spot on the list.
Shockingly, the list includes individuals who are not related with the current state bodies.

Brij Bhushan Singh

 

As indicated by the WFI Constitution, only members of the state executive can be part of the electoral college for the elections. The constitution states, “The affiliate unit shall nominate only the executive members of their Unit to represent in the elections.”
Anita Sheoran, a key witness in the sexual harassment case against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, has been named as the Odisha representative for the August 12 polls. Despite being a 2010 CWG gold medalist from Haryana and employed with the state police, her inclusion from Odisha raises eyebrows.
Likewise, Prem Chand Lochab’s name appears as a representative from Gujarat, despite him being the secretary of the Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB).

 

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In an astonishing move, Assam has been granted voting rights by the ad-hoc panel’s decision, which has been met with confusion and questioning of the panel’s authority to grant membership.
This deviation from the WFI Constitution has raised worries, with a WFI source expressing that it’s a clear violation as individuals not associated with the state bodies have been nominated and approved for the electoral college list.
Earlier, during protests led by wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia, sports minister Anurag Thakur had promised that no one from Brij Bhushan’s family would contest for elections.
Despite the fact that Singh and his child Karan ceased from entering the elections, Vishal Singh, the outgoing chief’s son-in-law, will represent Bihar in the polls.
Due to certain claims being deemed “ineligible,” both Maharashtra and Tripura will not have any representatives at the elections. Tripura has remained disaffiliated since 2016.
Each state will have two representatives allowed to vote in elections.
Remarkably, Brij Bhushan Singh is as of now having to deal with numerous penalties of sexual harassment and currently is on bail. His eligibility to contest has been ruled out as he has already completed the maximum allowed term of 12 years as an office-bearer, as per the National Sports Code.
Precisely, Uttar Pradesh’s state unit will be addressed by Prem Kumar Mishra and Sanjay Singh.

 


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