London Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt has hit back at his fellow wrestler Vinesh Phogat for the recent comments she made at Dutt. The wrestler was called was being called Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the outgoing Wrestling Federation of India Chief’s lackey amid the ongoing sexual harassment case. Dutt had questioned the exemption granted to Phogat and five other wrestlers from the Asian Games and other World Championship trials.
The double Asian Games and triple CWG gold medallist had also claimed that Dutt laughed off the sexual harassment complaints against Brij Bhushan during the oversight panel hearings. Notably, the fourty-year-old wrestler was one of the members of the oversight panel formed by the government.
Posting a video on Friday, Dutt said that he doesn’t need any certificate from her and challenged her to name the woman wrestler who he had approached. Not only this, but he also questioned the logic behind such exemption and alleged that Phogat was herself involved in corruption. Dutt went on to say that she got one of her husband’s family members INR 25 Lakh as prize money from the Haryana government, which should have been given to her uncle and coach Mahavir Phogat.
Vinesh tweeted, “The whole wrestling world understood that Yogeshwar was eating leftovers from Brij Bhushan’s plate. If anyone raises voice against injustice in the society, then Yogeshwar definitely vomits. He also called the family members of many women wrestlers and told them to keep their daughters under control. He was already publicly giving statements against women wrestlers, yet he was kept in both the committees.”
Phogat added, “He constantly prevented wrestlers and coaches from joining the protest. The whole wrestling world understood that Yogeshwar was eating out of Brij Bhushan’s plate. Wrestling world will always remember you for licking the feet of Brij Bhushan.” The 28-year-old wrestler concluded by writing, “As long as a Jaichand like Yogeshwar remains in wrestling, surely the spirits of the oppressors will remain high, referencing it King Jaichand of Kannauj, who conspired with Muhammad Ghori to defeat Prithviraj Chauhan.