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Rajasthan high court asks RCA to conduct elections in 3 weeks

Rejects the order that called off the elections.

May 2, 2017, 12:42 pm

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Jaipur: Rajasthan high court on Tuesday asked RCA to conduct elections within the next three weeks. A fraction of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) had called off the elections when registrar of cooperative societies returned the RCA’s amended constitution, but the court rejected this order and directed that the polls be conducted under the supervision of an IAS officer. The order has come as a setback to former IPL boss Lalit Modi as it was widely believed that the group that was supporting him was behind calling off the elections. It was being alleged that the elections were called off when senior Congress leader CP Joshi jumped into the fray and decided to fight for the top post against Modi’s son Ruchir Modi. Bhilwara district cricket association president Rampal Sharma filed a petition in the court stating that a fraction in the RCA had unlawfully called off the elections. Sharma stated in his petition that RCA executive members and district associations were not taken into confidence before calling off the elections. He said that the elections were postponed in an arbitrary and unlawful manner. He pleaded before the court to reject this order and ensure unbiased and fair elections.

First published: May 2, 2017