Days after condemning the ongoing wrestlers’ protests for indiscipline and tarnishing the image of the country, famed athlete, Rajya Sabha MP, and Indian Olympic Association President PT Usha visited the protest site at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday, 3 May. At the venue, she expressed solidarity with the cause of the protestors and assured support to them.
While she visited the protest site, a video did the rounds on social media which showed Usha being heckled at the protest site. In the video, a woman was angrily pointing fingers at the face of Usha and speaking in a harsh tone to the IOA president. Following this, Usha was taken away from the site with a police escort.
However, did you know the woman who heckled former Olympion and IOC president PT Usha at the protest site where wrestlers are protesting against WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh is a professional protestor? Instead, she is a professional protester highjacking the protests against the Narendra Modi government. She has been involved with more than one protest.
Twitter is flooded with memes exposing the professional protester for heckling the former Olympian.
Who is Sudesh Goyat?
The woman is identified as Sudesh Goyat, an Indian Army veteran’s wife, who shot to fame during OROP protests nationwide. Then she was found actively participating in farmers’ protests. It should be noted that by January 2021 the 'farmers protest' was seeing participation of organisations and people that were seen a threat to national security.
Later on, Goyat was also seen participating in protests against the Agnipath recruitment scheme launched by the central government.
After three-month long, the wrestlers again started their protest at Jantar Mantar, demanding that an FIR be registered and a thorough probe be conducted by police against Sharan, a BJP MP from Gonda in Uttar Pradesh. After the matter reached Supreme Court, Delhi Police registered two FIRs on April 28 against the WFI chief.
Howevers, things got twisted when the protesting wrestlers extended their demand from the registration of FIR to the arrest of the WFI president.
Soon after these demands, then came the heckling of the former Olympian PT Usha by professional protester Goyat. Things turned out be more fishy after the entry of Aam Aadmi Party MLA and sacked Delhi minister Somnath Bharti triggering the altercation between protesters and Delhi Police
After the altercation, leading protesting wrestler Bajrang Punia called farmers to the protest site.
The government need to intervene in this matter to avoid farmer protest-like situation.