Brij Bhushan Singh is a Member of Parliament since 1999, has won the Lok Sabha elections 06 times.
BJP MP with domineering image President of Wrestling Federation of India since 2011
He is often in discussions for his controversial statements.
If you try to talk to the office bearers of the state wrestling federations about Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the President of the Wrestling Federation of India, they will either be seen cutting the cords or answering very carefully. There is no one who dares to openly criticize him. In such a situation, it is astonishing to see more than 30 well-known wrestling wrestlers protesting against him at Jantar Mantar. International level wrestlers like Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik and Asian Games medalist Vinesh Phogat are sitting on dharna at Jantar Mantar, from where Braj Bhushan Singh’s MP residence and office is in front.
people are scared of him
Everyone calls him Dabangg in a subdued tone. But fear is also eaten by his height and influence. Brij Bhushan Singh is such an MP of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, who has never lost an election. From the year 1999 to 2019, his constituencies must have changed many times but victory was always with him.
He is the President of Wrestling Federation of India for 03 consecutive terms.
The way the players are sitting on dharna against him alleging sexual exploitation against him. There are many things about him. It is also being said that a powerful lobby has become active against him, so that he cannot contest the election of the President for the fourth time in the Wrestling Federation of India, which is to be held next month. Even if they fight, the situation should be weakened.
What does the charter of the Indian Olympic Association say?
However, the Charter of the Indian Olympic Association clearly states regarding the tenure of the President and other office bearers in Indian Sports Associations that no person can hold any post in any Sports Association for more than two consecutive terms. Yes, after a cooling period i.e. an interval, he can definitely hold a post for the third time, but not more than that. Even a person above 70 years of age cannot hold office.
According to this, Brij Bhushan Singh and many other sports federation officials are continuing in their posts in violation of the rules. From the Indian Olympic Association to the Sports Ministry, they are in a helpless position in this matter.
MP from Gonda and always famous for sharp controversial statements
Brij Bhushan Singh is a resident of Gonda. There is an MP from Kaiserganj. For the first time, he won from this seat in 1999 with a record number of votes. His image has always been that of a domineering and unstoppable leader. He has also been very famous for his statements. Be it Rahul Gandhi or Asaduddin Owaisi, he has given objectionable statements on everyone.
Ramdev is also not left
Right from Ramdev to the current Uttar Pradesh government has also not been able to escape the arrows of his statements. He accused Ramdev’s Patanjali of selling spurious pure ghee. When the company sent him a legal notice to apologise, he neither apologized nor replied to that notice.
Enthusiasts for new cars and SUVs
His official residence, located near Jantar Mantar, is full of people who meet him. In which the people of his constituency and politicians are familiar from wrestling. He meets people with his thak. Most people have to talk to him very carefully so that his mood does not get spoiled. By the way, he is fond of cars and SUV vehicles. He always has a new SUV in his name.
wrestling since adolescence
It is said that his luxurious bungalow at Laxmannagar in Lucknow is also so full of these cars that there is less space to keep them inside. He started entering the akhadas from his youth. This was his first pastime which is still there. There was a time when he used to do great wrestling and started organizing wrestling competitions and big riots in his district.
Keeps telling the referees the rules
He is still very active in wrestling. He registers his presence in every major wrestling event. Many times he reaches around the wrestling bout with a mike. The referee who is conducting the competition starts teaching the rules and then often the situation of the referee becomes awkward. Sometimes, along with referees, wrestlers and other officials, coaches also become targets of his anger.
slapped the wrestler on the stage itself
In Jharkhand itself, he slapped a teenage wrestler on the stage in front of everyone because he was taking part in the competition of the younger age group despite being older. The echo of this slap echoed a lot in the media. Brij Bhushan Singh had to give clarification but usually he is like this. When they are angry, they do not see the fight.
Beginning with student politics
His domineering image started forming from his youth, during this time when he reached college, he became active in student politics. Won the election there and then after that youth started becoming famous faces of politics. Brij Bhushan, born in 1956, joined the BJP when it was just getting formed. He became a Hinduist leader. His name also came up in the Babri demolition. He was sued. He was also acquitted in 2000.
Tada has been installed and has also gone to SP once.
Tada has been imposed on them. Cases of murder, arson, sabotage have also been against him. But in spite of all this, he continued to move forward on the political path. However, in between, he got angry with BJP and went to Samajwadi Party. In 2005, he won from Kaiserganj on SP ticket but returned to BJP before the next election.
Former minister’s brother told the threat of life
Former minister and SP leader Late Vinod Kumar alias Pandit Singh was fatally attacked in December 1993. BJP MP and wrestling federation president Braj Bhushan Sharan Singh was accused of this. Two years ago, Pandit Singh’s younger brother Narendra Singh had filed an application in the court stating that the MP was a threat to his life and his family.
also did good things for wrestling
He is also praised for his two works in Indian wrestling. Firstly to organize a wrestling league and secondly by implementing the contract system in Indian wrestling, to get the players a good amount of money. Anyway, wrestling is such a sport of India, which has been bringing medals from Asian Games to Commonwealth Games and Olympics.
Allegations of running the wrestling federation arbitrarily
By the way, it is very common to accuse him that he runs the Indian Wrestling Association in his own arbitrary way. Do not care for anyone’s advice in this matter. Whoever you talk to on the allegations of sexual harassment of girls, people either refuse to speak or remain silent. However, Brijbhushan Singh himself is claiming that if this allegation is proved against him, he will hang himself.
Tags: Braj, wrestling, Wrestling Federation of India
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 19, 2023, 14:54 IST