Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait warns govt: ‘Arrest wrestling body chief Brij Bhushan by June 9 or…’1 min read 02 Jun 2023, 05:07 PM IST
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has warned the government of a bigger agitation if the sexual harassment accused WFI chief Brij Bhushan is not arrested by June 9
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, who held a farmers' protest at Delhi borders against three farm acts, has warned the Central government if no action is taken against the wrestling body chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over sexual harassment complaints. Issuing an ultimatum, Rakesh Tikait said that if Brij Bhushan is not arrested by June 9, he will hold a larger protest along with the wrestlers.
‘CENTRE HAS TIME TILL JUNE 9’
Rakesh Tikait said the Central government has time only till June 9. The farmer leader also said that cases against the wrestlers, who were manhandled and detained on May 28 during their march towards the new Parliament building, should be withdrawn.
“[The] Central government has time till June 9. We will not compromise on anything less than the arrest of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. If this does not happen, we will go to Jantar Mantar on June 9 and hold panchayats across the nation. Cases against wrestlers should be withdrawn and the arrest of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh must happen," Rakesh Tikait said.
Meanwhile, India's 1983 World Cup champions have urged the protesting wrestlers not to take any hasty decision regarding their medals while hoping that players' issues will be “heard and resolved". The team also said it was “distressed and disturbed" at the manhandling of the wrestlers.
On May 28, the Delhi Police had allegedly manhandled and detained the wrestlers when they marched towards the new Parliament building on its inauguration day.