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‘Their personal matter’: New WFI chief Sanjay Singh on Sakshi Malik’s retirement call – Magazine Creations

A day after being elected as the president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), Sanjay Singh on December 23 commented on Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik’s call to retire and said it was a personal call for the athlete, the news agency reported. that I.

When he claimed to be close to former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Singh, Sanjay said he was not a “fake candidate” and it was not a crime if you were close to him.

“Those who are sportspersons have already started preparing and those who want to get involved in politics can do so. It is a personal matter, I will not talk about this… I have been in the federation for 12 years. Just because I am close to MP (Brig Bhushan Singh) does not mean I am Fake filter. Is it a crime to be near him?” Sanjay told reporters.

Read also: ‘Raises a lot of questions about the justice system’: Vijender Singh on Sakshi Malik’s retirement

Earlier on December 21, a distraught and emotional Sakshi Malik broke down as she left the venue after addressing a press conference in the national capital after announcing her retirement. Sanjay Singh was elected as the new president of WFI, replacing Brij Bhushan Charan Singh against who was Wrestlers protest against him for sexual harassment.

She put her shoes on the table at the press conference where she announced her decision to retire from wrestling.

“We slept for 40 days on the roads and many people came from several parts of the country to support us. If Brij’s business partner Bhushan Singh and his close aide are elected WWF president, I will quit wrestling,” she said. .

Following this, another professional wrestler Bajrang Punia announced on Friday that he will return the Padma Shri after former IBF assistant president Brij Bhushan Charan Singh was elected as the federation’s president.

Punia shared a detailed post on X, which read: “I will return my Padma Shri award to the Prime Minister. All I have to say is in this letter; this is my statement.”

With agency input.

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Published: 23 December 2023 08:11 PM IST

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