The president of the Wrestling Federation of India, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has expressed that he is ready to send in his resignation if wrestlers demand and stop their protest. Singh further stated that he is comfortable with the Supreme Court's decision of allowing the Delhi Police to file an FIR against him.
Star wrestlers like Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik have been leading the protests against the WFI chief for over three months. These protests were started when the wrestlers alleged Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment and WFI of mishandling funds and mismanagement.
While speaking in an interview with India Today, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said, “I am content with the decision of the honourable court. The wrestlers have been raising their demands for so many days and they were protesting for the same. They went to the court and the court also took cognizance. The Supreme Court has ordered that an FIR should be registered and the matter be investigated. I am totally content with the decision. I will cooperate in the investigation wherever necessary.”
He further said, “I am not only content with the decision but also I agree with it because I am a citizen of this country and the Supreme Court is the apex court in this country. We cannot disagree with or raise questions on the court. We welcome the decision of the Supreme Court.”
Further in the interview Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh spoke about how the individuals, who have been protesting have often changed their demands. He then spoke about how the wrestlers haven’t waited for the results of the government's committees.
Singh said, “Their demand changes every now and then. You should consider the agitation right from the beginning. At that time they demanded that the WFI president should resign. After that, they brought up the issue of sexual harassment. After that, they demanded that the government should conduct an inquiry. The government formed two committees. the inquiry was completed. They did not wait for the report of the probe by the committees and started a sit-in protest on some other issue.
“Then they reached the Supreme Court. If they will be satisfied just with my resignation, I will send it to you, and show the resignation to them. Even if I resign, they will say that he is not favouring anybody by resigning, as anyways his term was already over. You tell them to start their practice and stop this protest, I send my resignation to you. If you are asking me to resign, I can resign, but not as a criminal,” he concluded.