The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Thursday gave a three-month extension to its office-bearers and resolved to conduct elections by February after the method needed to be placed on maintain this yr because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The BFI elections, to be held in September initially, had been postponed to December due to the pandemic earlier than being suspended additional. Thursday’s assembly was held nearly and was presided over by incumbent President Ajay Singh.
“It is hereby resolved to extend the tenure of existing Office Bearers and EC Members by three months or till elections are held, whichever is earlier and to hold the AGM and Election in February 2021…,” the decision adopted on the assembly said.
“…if physical meeting is not possible then meeting and election may be held through video conferencing.
“It can also be resolved that date of the election, election course of and different modalities might be finalised after session with Learned Returning Officer. Director Administration will signal an acceptable affidavit and inform the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi,” it added.
Representatives of all the State/UT and units affiliated to BFI attended the meeting, which also featured federation secretary Jay Kowli, and senior officials such as Hemanta Kumar Kalita, Rajesh Bhandari, Anil Kumar Bohidar and Narendra Kumar Nirwan.
Also there was Singh’s challenger for the BFI President’s post, Ashish Shelar from the Maharashtra unit.
Shelar is a BJP leader of prominence in the state. The matter of BFI elections reached the Delhi High Court after the Uttar Pradesh unit filed a petition challenging the EGM.
The court refused to grant a stay on the meeting but asked the federation to submit its plans of holding elections by January 15.
“The assembly went off fairly easily. No fireworks as such. Everyone agreed amicably to the decision and hopefully it is going to all cross off effectively in February,” a prime official, who attended the meet, informed PTI.
The physique might want to conduct elections to get affiliation of the game ministry.
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