WRESTLER Narsingh Yadav’s parents, relatives and neighbours sat on a day-long dharna at Achgara village in Varanasi on Tuesday demanding high-level inquiry into report about Narsingh failing dope test. The family has decided to take out a ‘Mashal rally’ in Varanasi seeking support from local residents and gherao Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office in Varanasi on July 30.
Narsingh and his roommate wrestler Sandeep Yadav failed dope tests after samples were collected while they were at the Sports Authority of India’s Sonipat centre. “It is a clear conspiracy against my son Narsingh. We demand for high-level inquiry into the matter or CBI investigation because it is a big conspiracy by the people who do not want my son to participate in Olympic Games. We are also sending a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding for inquiry into the matter,” said Narsingh’s father Pancham Yadav, a native of Neema Murari village in Varanasi.
The dharna began at around 2.00 pm and over 200 people participated in the protest at Achgara village, which is adjacent to Neema Murari village. Dharna continued till evening. “Narsingh is an inspiration for many young people in Varanasi. They all are depressed after hearing about the dope result and everyone is sure there is conspiracy behind it,” added father.
Narsingh’s elder brother Vinod Yadav said, “It is a clear case of conspiracy because he has been in the sport for the last 14 years and he knows what to eat, drink and which supplement he should avoid.”
He added: “We could not understand why Narsingh would use anything which could hamper his career. Moreover, it is beyond our thinking why would his roommate Sandeep Yadav, who is not participating in the Olympic Games, would use such thing,” said Vinod, who is a railway employee in Mumbai. When contacted, Zilla Panchayat Member of Cholapur, Dileep Choubey, who also attended the dharna, said, “A meeting was organised after the dharna and it was decided to take out ‘mashaal rally’ in Varanasi everyday till July 30 seeking support of people on the issue.”