Representatives from 360 Delhi villages to visit Jantar Mantar to express solidarity with protesting wrestlers AAP
New Delhi, May 2 (PTI) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said representatives of 360 villages in Delhi, including MLAs, councilors, would visit Jandar Mantar on Wednesday to express solidarity with the agitating wrestlers.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Aam Aadmi Party Delhi unit coordinator Gopal Rai said the wrestlers who have brought glory to the country braved the inclement weather.
Wrestlers have been on a sit-in since April 23 over the sexual allegations against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Charan Singh.
“Yesterday they sat there in heavy rain. The Prime Minister did not have time to listen to them. The SC (Supreme Court) should order an FIR. Even the Sports Minister is not ready to listen to their demands,” he said.
Rai alleged that the BJP was busy maligning them.
“They are trying to malign the movement, they are not allowed to pitch tents, they are not allowed to set up microphones. The entire nation is watching this. People are supporting them on social media and they are also reaching Jandar Mantar,” he added.
Recalling how efforts were made to crush the farmers’ movement, he said the BJP-led central government should bow down and repeal the three farm laws.
Representatives from 360 villages, including councilors and MLAs, will come to Jandar Mantar at 11 a.m. tomorrow to support the protesting wrestlers.
The protesting wrestlers have demanded criminal action against WFI president Singh for allegedly sexually harassing and threatening seven wrestlers, including a minor.
The Delhi Police on Friday registered two FIRs against the WFI president accused of sexual harassment by seven women wrestlers.
The protesting wrestlers filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking registration of an FIR against the WFI president.