Pathan group throws Lalit Modi out of RCA in chaotic EGM
Jaipur: Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi was today removed as the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) president after a no confidence motion was passed against him by office bearers of the rival Amin Pathan group in an Extra Ordinary General Body Meeting (EGM) here.
The meeting, chaired by Sports Council chairman JC Mahanti, witnessed chaotic scenes after Modi faction alleged that vehicles carrying their voters were attacked by armed hooligans of the rival group.
Many of the district officials were badly hurt and were not allowed to attend the meeting as they were late in arriving at the venue.
On the other hand Mahanti, the Health Secretary and also in charge of Rajasthan’s sports department, said that the EGM was conducted under High Court’s order dated February 11 and that the meeting started its scheduled time of 11 am.
He said at that point of time out of 33 units only 23 districts were present but 5 were disputed and 17 voted in favour of the no confidence motion while one vote was against it.
Crying foul, Rajendra Singh Rathore, a senior member of the Modi faction and also secretary of Jhunjhunu District Association said that it was a well calculated move.
“We were having support of 17 districts but our buses were intentionally attacked. There was no time frame for getting into the EGM which was scheduled for 11 am to 2 pm. The conditions laid down by the Sports Council said that voting was to be conducted at 12 pm but we were denied entry on pretext that we were late and the result was announced despite the fact that we were sitting right outside the meeting venue,” he said.