Four in fray for WFI president post; Brij Bhushan camp files nominations

After two days without any nominations, altogether 18 nominations from 17 candidates of the Brij Bhushan camp and 12 from his rival camp, including some government employees, filed nominations.

Published : Jul 31, 2023 21:24 IST , KOLKATA - 1 MIN READ

None from the beleaguered Brij Bhushan’s family are standing for any post in the WFI.
None from the beleaguered Brij Bhushan’s family are standing for any post in the WFI. | Photo Credit: PTI
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None from the beleaguered Brij Bhushan’s family are standing for any post in the WFI. | Photo Credit: PTI

Sanjay Singh and Darshan Lal were among the prominent candidates from outgoing president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh’s camp to file their nominations on Monday for the upcoming Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) elections.

After two days without any nominations, altogether 18 nominations from 17 candidates of the Brij Bhushan camp and 12 from his rival camp, including some government employees, filed nominations.

Brij Bhushan’s loyalist Sanjay from Uttar Pradesh will contest for the post of president, while Darshan from Chandigarh has staked his claim for the secretary general’s post. Satya Pal Singh Deshwal has sought a second term as treasurer.

None from the beleaguered Brij Bhushan’s family are standing for any post in the WFI.

It is learnt that 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Anita Sheoran, who was a witness in the sexual harassment case against Brij Bhushan, from Odisha and Dushyant Sharma from Jammu and Kashmir submitted their nominations for the president’s post. Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) secretary Prem Chand Lochab, representing Gujarat, got into the race for the post of secretary.

Sources said the Brij Bhushan camp, which claimed the support of 22 out of 25 units on Sunday, lost the support of one unit after the Jammu and Kashmir association moved to the other side.

According to information, four candidates are vying for the WFI president’s post, while three have submitted their nominations for the secretary’s and two for the treasurer’s post.

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