Sanjay Kapoor elected All India Chess Federation president, Bharat Singh Chauhan retains secretary's post
The AICF has been split into two factions, one led by Raja and the other by Chauhan. The two have been at loggerheads for some time over various issues, including the conduct of the elections.
Chess Players Forum appeals to world federation FIDE to step in and resolve ongoing AICF power struggle
Referring to the state-of-affairs in the All India Chess Federation (AICF), which has been riddled with infighting and legal battles, the forum president Varugeese Koshy wrote to the FIDE chief, requesting his intervention in solving the impasse.
Coronavirus pandemic: National championships postponed till 31 May, AICF asks state associations to avoid events till 15 April
AICF further said those who had planned FIDE rated events till 15 April were requested to reschedule their events, adding 'the risk becomes highest in FIDE rated opens due to huge participation.'
Calcutta court issues summons to Dibyendu Barua, AICF secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan for slander against Atanu Lahiri
Later, reacting to the development, Bengal's first GM Barua said he's yet to receive an official copy of the order, but added he has full faith in the judiciary and that the truth must prevail
All India Chess Federation elections: Ajay Patel declared president; Bharat Singh Chauhan takes charge as secretary
Former Supreme Court judge Justice Fakkir Mohammed Ibrahim Kalifulla declared Ajay Patel as AICF president, Bharat Singh Chauhan as secretary and three others for various posts for the period 2020-2023.
The AICF secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan said on Thursday, 43 affidavits have been filed in the Madras High Court saying the minutes of the federation's general body meeting held on 28 December last year were valid
All India Chess Federation president PR Venketarama Raja intensifies conflict with secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan after Bhopal general meeting
Chauhan claimed that decisions taken at general body meeting called by Raja in Chennai on 14 December were overturned at the Bhopal meet
Tamil Nadu's PR Venketrama Raja was unanimously re-elected president of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) for the term 2017-2020 while Bharat Singh Chauhan of Delhi was elected honorary secretary.