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RCA elections: Ruchir Modi pitted against CP Joshi as others withdrew nomination

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May 29, 2017, 11:30 pm

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Jaipur: It will be a direct fight between senior Congress leader CP Joshi and former IPL boss Lalit Modi’s son Ruchir Modi in the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections scheduled to take place on Tuesday. Other candidates including MP Harshvardhan Singh, Mahmood Abdi and Rampal Sharma withdrew their nomination as expected.

Harshvardhan Singh had jumped into the fray at the last minute on Friday. It is believed he filed the nomination in support of the Modi camp. Mahmood Abdi was also from Modi group. Both withdraw their nomination on Monday.

From CP Joshi group, only Rampal Sharma had filed the nomination. He too withdrew his claim for the top post.

Now the fight will be between Lalit Modi’s young son Ruchir Modi and CP Joshi.

The elections will take place on Tuesday.

Rajasthan high court had earlier this month asked RCA to conduct elections within 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.

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First published: May 28, 2017