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Former Haryana CM Hooda hits back at WFI chief over claim of hand in wrestling protest

Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday issued a warning to embattled Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan, saying he should be prepared to receive a defamation suit

In the eye of a storm amid allegations of sexual harassment and fiscal mismanagement at the helm of the country's top wrestling body, the WFI chief was asked by the Union Sports ministry to step aside and keep away from the day-to-day functioning of the federation pending the ongoing investigation into the charges by a seven-member oversight committee.Led by star grapplers Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia, the wrestlers sat in protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, demanding the sacking of the WFI chief and a complete overhaul of the federation.Meanwhile, the Congress, on Saturday, took out a protest in solidarity with the wrestlers during which the party members burned an effigy of the WFI chief.Speaking to reporters on Sunday, the former Haryana CM said he was consulting his lawyers on filing a defamation suit.

" On the party's prospects in the 2024 Assembly elections, the former Haryana CM said, "The Congress workers in the state are so strong in the state that they don't need to be led by anyone.Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday issued a warning to embattled Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan, saying he should be prepared to receive a defamation suit.

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