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BJP fields Brij Bhushan’s son, wrestler Bajrang says ‘power will remain with father’ and ‘BJP does not care about the safety of women’
May 03, 2024 02:58 pm

Divya Delhi T he BJP named Karan Bhushan Singh as its Kaiserganj candidate in Uttar Pradesh, replacing his father and current MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who was accused of sexually abusing women wrestlers.Kaiserganj votes in Lok Sabha phase five on May 20.Wrestler Bajrang Punia, a leading protester against Brij Bhushan, claimed the Kaiserganj ticket award to Karan Bhushan proves that the “BJP does not care about the safety of women” and that the ruling party practices “parivarvad” or dynastic politics.Bajrang Punia, who organized Brij Bhushan's arrest protests, told The Indian Express: "I don't know why the administration is so terrified of him. His kid obtaining the ticket proves BJP's ‘parivarvad’. The BJP says other parties are like ‘parivarvad’ but not different.”One of the demonstrators, Sakshi Malik, the only Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal, said on X, "Daughters of the country have lost, Brij Bhushan won." We risked our careers sleeping on streets in rain and heat. Only today was Brij Bhushan arrested. Justice is all we want. By providing his son an electoral ticket, they crushed the ambitions of millions of females, even without arrest. Is the government so impotent against one man that only one family