Mamata on wrestlers protest: Guilty must be brought to book irrespective of their political affiliation

Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal, Bayron Biswas, TMC, Congress-Left alliance
"Justice must prevail. Truth must win," Banerjee said. File photo.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has come out in support of the wrestlers protesting here against the wrestling federation chief, accusing him of sexual harassment, and said action should be taken against the guilty.

The wrestlers, who have accused Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment and intimidation, have been demanding that an FIR be filed against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader since they resumed their agitation on April 23.

“We must all stand with the wrestlers who are protesting. They are speaking in one voice. Our sportspersons are the pride of our nation. They are champions. The guilty must be brought to book, irrespective of their political affiliation. Justice must prevail. Truth must win,” Banerjee, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo, said in a tweet.

A delegation of TMC MPs, led by Lok Sabha member Dola Sen, will visit the wrestlers in the evening, party sources said.

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