Wrestlers' protest: ‘Chalo chalo’, Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi ‘runs’ away from questions on protest. Congress reacts
On being asked about the ongoing protest of wrestlers against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi was seen literally running away from the questions
Month-long protest of wrestlers demanding the arrest of WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan due to sexual harassment charges, forced union minister Meenakshi Lekhi to run away from questions on the matter by media persons. She was seen walking briskly and then running when asked to comment on the issue.The viral video of the minister was also re-shared by the Congress calling ‘Lekhi’s response' a ‘sharp reaction’ in a dig.
"Chalo,chalo,chalo," the minister said as she was rushing towards her car. The union minister was chased by a media reporter who kept asking for comments on protesting wrestlers. "What do you have to say on the protesting wrestlers?" she was asked. To this, Meenakshi Lekhi responded that the ‘Legal process is going on’.
The incident happened before the wrestlers reached Haridwar on Tuesday. It is worth noting that the wrestlers have been protesting for over a month. A month ago they resumed their protest after the Delhi Police delayed registering an FIR against the WFI chief and BJP MP. On Tuesday, the wrestlers decided to immerse their medals in the Ganga escalating their protest.
The attempt to immerse the medals turned dramatic when farmer leader Naresh Tikait reached the spot and took the medals from the protesters and sought five days to meet their demands.
Responding to the incident at Uttarakhand, WFI chief Brij Bhushan said that the Delhi Police were investigating the matter and there was nothing to be done. "Aage aage dekhiye hota hai kya (let's see what happens). FIRs have been filed after their complaints. Now what can we do? Today they went to immerse medals in Ganga ji, but instead of Ganga ji, they gave the medals to Tikait. It's their stand. My term is over. If I am found guilty, I will be arrested. What's the problem with that," Brij Bhushan said.
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