“I contend that if a woman raises such a concern, it should be acknowledged,” BJP MP on Wrestlers’ Protest
Brijendra Singh, a member of the Haryana BJP, had earlier described the protest as “absolutely heartbreaking” in light of the wrestlers’ recent threats to throw their medals into the Ganga.
It is necessary to take a woman’s complaint seriously: Pritam Munde
Pritam Munde, a BJP member from Maharashtra, said today that any complaint made by a woman should be taken seriously, despite the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party allegedly maintaining a policy of studied silence in the face of escalating protests calling for the immediate arrest of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the head of the Wrestling Federation of India and a BJP MP.
Ms. Munde said to reporters on Wednesday in Maharashtra’s Beed district that “she anticipates action to be taken in the current case, adding that authorities can later determine whether the complaint is appropriate or not.”
Any such complaint must be acknowledged
“I argue that if a woman raises such a concern, it deserves to be recognized, not since I am a representative of Parliament, but instead because I am a woman. It ought to be checked,” Ms. Munde said, according to the news service PTI.
She emphasized that after verification, authorities should determine whether it is proper or improper, adding that “if notice fails to be taken, then it will not be accepted in a democracy.”
It would be “a media coverage stunt” if she insisted on forming a probe committee
Ms. Munde stated that if she demanded an inquiry committee, “it will be a publicity stunt” given that the case is now being taken seriously on an international scale and the United World Wrestling (UWW) has expressed “disappointment into an absence of outcomes of the investigations” towards the federation chief and threatened to dissolve the Indian federation if its elections are not held within 45 days.
Even though I am a member of this government, Ms. Munde insisted “that the government’s failure to interact with the wrestlers appropriately must be acknowledged.”
“Thoughts that are unique to a person are significant, even if they come last. I think attention should be paid if any significant movement of this level is going unnoticed, whether it is the government of any party in any state or not,” she added.
Truly heartbreaking: Brijendra Singh
Brijendra Singh, a member of the Haryana BJP, had earlier described the protest as “absolutely heartbreaking” in light of the wrestlers’ recent threats to throw their medals into the Ganga. Naresh Tikait, the head of the farmers’ union, stopped them.
“I can relate to the suffering and helplessness our wrestlers are experiencing, which is pushing them to the point of considering throwing away their lifetime of accomplishments—the Olympic, Commonwealth, and Asian Games medals—in the holy Ganges. Heartbreaking beyond words,” tweeted Brijendra Singh.