RCA elections: Joshi group expels Lalit Modi, his 3 loyalists
Modi fractions rubbishes expulsion reports.
Jaipur: In a development that is set to cause a bitter legal fight in the near future, a Rajasthan Cricket Academy (RCA) fraction backed by Congress leader CP Joshi ‘expelled’ Lalit Modi and his three loyalists for calling off elections two days ago. After an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of 18 secretaries, RCA president Modi, secretary Somendra Tiwari, deputy president Mahmood Abdi and treasurer Pawan Goyal were expelled.
The EGM had been called by RCA’s joint secretary Shakti Singh and was presided over by vice president Rajendra Singh Rathore.
RCA official said that those expelled were involved in calling off RCA polls against the decision of the executive.
Modi fraction, however, said that the meeting was unlawful. A notice to call the meeting was served at 5 pm and it was called at 7 pm.
“How can a joint secretary call a meeting? He didn’t have the authority. The same thing has happed last year when a no-confidence was brought. The Rajasthan high court had made it clear the process of bringing a no-confidence motion,” said Abdi.
Election officer AK Pandey had called off the elections scheduled to take place on April 26 on the grounds that Registrar of cooperative societies of Rajasthan returned the amended constitution to RCA, as eight points in the new constitution were not in conformity with the Rajasthan Sports act, 2005.
Joshi fraction cried foul and said that the decision to call off the polls was taken because some Lalit Modi loyalists switched camp and were supporting Joshi.