IOA asks Chattisgarh Olympic Association to 're-amend' constitution by 15 February or face fresh elections

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Friday took strong objection to Chhattisgarh Olympic Association's (COA) decision to amend its constitution and increase the tenure of its Executive Board from four to five years.

Press Trust of India January 03, 2020 21:31:36 IST
IOA asks Chattisgarh Olympic Association to 're-amend' constitution by 15 February or face fresh elections
  • IOA chief Narinder Batra has asked the COA to "re-amend" its constitution by 15 February

  • The COA had earlier increased the tenure of its Executive Board from four to five years

  • The national Olympic body said it would be forced to conduct fresh elections if its terms were not met

New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Friday took strong objection to Chhattisgarh Olympic Association's (COA) decision to amend its constitution and increase the tenure of its Executive Board from four to five years.

IOA asks Chattisgarh Olympic Association to reamend constitution by 15 February or face fresh elections

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In a strongly-worded letter to COA president Raman Singh, IOA chief Narinder Batra has asked the state unit to "re-amend" its constitution by 15 February, failing which the national Olympic body would be forced to appoint an ad-hoc committee and conduct fresh elections.

"In the Annual General Body Meeting of IOA on 30th December, 2019 it was noted that Chhattisgarh Olympic Association has amended its constitution and increased the tenure of EB from 4 years to 5 years without information and approval of IOA," Batra wrote in his letter to Singh.

"In the IOA AGM it was approved that COA will immediately have to re-amend its constitution with the tenure back to its original term of 4 years by or before 15th February failing which IOA will form an ad-hoc committee to immediately conduct the elections of COA under the old constitution," the IOA chief added.

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