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Kapil Sibal takes jibe at PM Modi: 'Go to Jantar Mantar, listen to 'Mann Ki Baat' of protesting wrestlers'

His remarks come a day after the 100th episode of Modi's "Mann ki Baat" radio programme was broadcast.

Edited By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 New Delhi Updated on: May 01, 2023 9:59 IST
Kapil Sibal to PM Modi
Image Source : INDIA TV Kapil Sibal to PM Modi

"Mann Ki Baat": In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on Monday urged him to visit Jantar Mantar and listen to the "Mann Ki Baat" of women wrestlers who have been protesting against WFI Chief Brij Bhushan Singh. In a tweet, Sibal asserted such a step would show that the PM is willing to understand their pain.

Sibal, a senior advocate, has represented the wrestlers in the Supreme Court. His remarks come a day after the 100th episode of Modi's "Mann ki Baat" radio programme was broadcast.

In a tweet, Sibal said, "Congratulations Modi ji: For your 100th 'Mann ki Baat'. If you have time Modi ji please go to Jantar Mantar and listen to the protesting women wrestlers 'mann ki baat'."

"That will show that our Prime Minister is willing to understand their pain!" Sibal said.

FIR lodged against WFI chief

The Delhi Police filed two FIRs against Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Friday on allegations of sexual harassment levelled against the BJP MP by seven women wrestlers.

The FIRs were filed hours after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Delhi Police, told an apex court bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha that a case would be registered on Friday.

While the first FIR relates to the allegations of a minor wrestler and was registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the second was related to outraging the modesty of women.
Several wrestlers who have brought laurels for the country from international competitions have been protesting at Jantar Mantar, demanding that the government make public the findings of an oversight panel that investigated the sexual harassment charges against Singh.

The wrestlers have asserted that they would not leave the protest site until Singh is arrested. They resumed their sit-in last week and demanded that the findings of the panel that probed the allegations be made public.

(With inputs from agency)

Also Read: Wrestlers refute allegations of taking control of WFI; say, 'Brij Bhushan family running federation'

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