Ayodhya, June 2 -- The Ayodhya district administration has denied permission to BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh to hold a rally here on June 5, an official said on Friday.

Singh, the BJP MP and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief, has been accused of sexually abusing female grapplers.

Circle Officer (Ayodhya) SP Gautam said in view of other programmes scheduled on World Environment Day on June 5, the permission sought by BJP councillor Chamela Devi on behalf of Singh, and his supporters, has been denied.

Singh announced the rally that was scheduled for Monday and stated that he would address the public with the "blessings of sadhus". This was perceived as a move to display his strength amid the accusations levelled by women wres...