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“Broken The Spirits Of Crores,” Sakshi Malik On Brij Bhushan’s Son’s Getting BJP Ticket

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The news of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dropping six-time MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, but giving the ticket for the Lok Sabha elections of 2024 to his son Karan Bhushan Singh has led to a lot of people being upset over it. Karan Singh is now the candidate for the Kaiserganj seat in Uttar Pradesh and replaced his father.

Brij Bhushan Singh was the centre of a sexual harassment case last year when the Delhi Police filed a 1000-page chargesheet against him invoking sections 354, 354D, and 345A of the Indian Penal Code for stalking and sexual harassment.

Six women wrestlers had come forward to register a complaint against him in April last year alleging him of sexual harassment, molestation and stalking. The inaction taken by Delhi Police and the lax nature of the authorities led to a massive protest being carried out for almost two months by the country’s top wrestlers at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar demanding his arrest.

What Did Sakshi Malik Say?

On 2nd May 2024, Sakshi Malik wrote on X/Twitter that, “India’s daughters have lost, Brij Bhushan has won”.

The Olympic bronze medallist further wrote, “All of us put our careers at stake, spent days on the street. Brij Bhushan has still not been arrested. All we ever demanded was justice. But let alone arrest, his son has got a ticket which has broken the spirits of crores of India’s daughters”.

The ticket has stayed in the family. Why is the government so weak in front of one man? All you want are votes in the name of Lord Ram, what about following his footsteps?”

Malik had tearfully retired from the sport last year after the WFI elections had declared Brij Bhushan’s aide Sanjay Singh as the new president. Although the decision was overturned and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports suspended the newly formed WFI board in December 2023, Malik did not return.

Malik’s mother also commented on this candidacy saying, “We are deeply hurt and disappointed. The wrestlers are yet to get any justice and Karan’s elevation shows that no one really cares for us,” and how “My daughter quit wrestling in protest. Bajrang and Vinesh returned their national honours in disgust. All that has come to nought it seems”.


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Jitender Kumar, the former 74 kg freestyle wrestler also seemed to be in agreement with Karan’s candidacy not being right saying, “The government has repeatedly taken us for a ride, but to see Brij Bhushan’s son getting a ticket is truly a stab in the back. Is this why we slept on the roads? Is this what we fought for? Brij Bhusan’s people are back in WFI and now his son will contest polls. It’s a shame”.

Bajrang Punia, the Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist and one of the faces of the Wrestlers’ protest along with Malik also said, “The BJP calls itself the biggest political party of the world but out of their lakhs of workers, it chose to give a ticket to Brij Bhushan’s son. This, at a time when the party is surrounded by the Prajwal Revanna issue. It is the misfortune of this country that daughters who win medals for the country are dragged on the streets and the son of the man who sexually exploits them is honoured by granting an election ticket”.

Speaking with The Indian Express he also said “I don’t know why the government is so scared of Brij Bhushan. His son getting the ticket also shows the ‘parivarvad’ in the BJP. The BJP criticises other parties saying ‘parivarvad’ exists, but they are no different.”


Image Credits: Google Images

Feature image designed by Saudamini Seth

Sources: Hindustan Times, The Hindu, The Economic Times

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Chirali Sharma
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Weird. Bookworm. Coffee lover. Fandom expert. Queen of procrastination and as all things go, I'll probably be late to my own funeral. Also, if you're looking for sugar-coated words of happiness and joy in here or my attitude, then stop right there. Raw, direct and brash I am.

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