Conflict-ridden All India Chess Federation calls meeting on 9 February to elect new office-bearers

  • Retired Supreme Court judge Justice Arijit Pasayat will be the Returning Officer for the elections.

  • The polls will be held to elect the president, six vice presidents, one honorary secretary, six joint secretaries and one treasurer.

  • The February 9 general body meeting comes after the three meetings held in December (on 14, 22 and 28) last year.

Chennai: The conflict-ridden All India Chess Federation (AICF) has called for a special general body meeting on 9 February in Ahmedabad to elect new office-bearers.

AICF Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan has called for the meeting.

According to the notice, retired Supreme Court judge Justice Arijit Pasayat will be the Returning Officer for the elections.

 Conflict-ridden All India Chess Federation calls meeting on 9 February to elect new office-bearers

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The polls will be held to elect the president, six vice presidents, one honorary secretary, six joint secretaries and one treasurer.

"1. Elections to the office-bearers for the term 2020-2023 for the following posts. One President, Six Vice-Presidents, One Hon Secretary, Six Joint Secretaries and One Treasurer, 2. To pass appropriate resolutions after the new office-bearers are elected, 3. Any other matter with the permission of the Chair," the notice read.

The notice said 13 state associations — Bihar, Meghalaya, Gujarat, Delhi, Chandigarh, Uttaranchal, Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Assam — had called for the meeting with an agenda to hold the elections.

The February 9 general body meeting comes after the three meetings held in December (on 14, 22 and 28) last year.

At the meeting on 28 December in Bhopal, the AICF decided to conduct the special general body meeting on February 9 during which the elections would be held.

The faction led by the AICF President P R Venketrama Raja had met in Chennai last month during which it was decided to hold the elections on 10 February in the city.

Chauhan told PTI that the notice was given as per the decision taken at the 28 December general body meeting.

Chauhan and the Federation President Venketrama Raja have been at loggerheads over various issues.

Chauhan said there was no hurdle in holding the general body meet in Ahmedabad even though the AICF is headquartered in Chennai.

Meanwhile, AICF Treasurer Kishore M Bandekar, who belongs to the Venketrama Raja faction, said general body meets of the Federation are held in the city where it is headquartered.

He also accused Chauhan of calling for meeting as and when he wanted and said the February 9 meeting called by him was not valid.

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Updated Date: Jan 03, 2020 16:39:39 IST