Former Indian wrestling nice Kartar Singh is amongst 5 candidates within the fray for 4 vice-presidential posts within the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) elections, scheduled for August 12.
Kartar, the two-time Asian Video games gold medallist (1978 Bangkok and 1986 Seoul) is a former WFI secretary-general with years of administrative expertise and is within the fray together with Asit Kumar Saha (Bengal), Jai Prakash (Delhi), Mohan Yadav (Madhya Pradesh) and N. Phoni (Manipur).
The competition for the publish of president might be between outgoing WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh-loyalist Sanjay Kumar Singh (Uttar Pradesh) and 2010 Commonwealth Video games gold medallist Anita Sheoran.
The 38-year-old Sheoran, it’s learnt, has the backing of the six wrestlers, together with Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik, who led the protests towards Brij Bhushan at Jantar Mantar right here.
Sheoran, apparently, can also be a witness towards Brij Bhushan within the sexual harassment case.
As per the official record issued by the returning officer for the elections, Justice (retd) M.M. Kumar on Monday, there are 4 contestants within the fray for 2 joint secretary posts, whereas seven candidates will vie for 5 govt committee posts.
The Brij Bhushan camp has filed nominations for all 15 positions and his workforce is reportedly the favorite to win a number of key posts. The competition for the publish of senior vice-president might be between Brij Bhushan camp’s I.D. Nanavati and Assam’s Devender Kadian.
The Assam wrestling physique was included within the electoral faculty after the Indian Olympic Affiliation-constituted ad-hoc physique for wrestling gave its approval following the Gauhati Excessive Court docket order not too long ago.
Elections might be held for the posts of president (1), senior vice-president (1), vice-president (4), secretary-general (1), treasurer (1), joint secretary (2) and govt members (5).
One of many candidates for the joint secretary’s publish, Rohtash Singh (Haryana), reportedly switched allegiance to the rival group after being within the Brij Bhushan camp. “We’re not going to vote for him within the August 12 elections,” stated a Brij Bhushan loyalist on situation of anonymity.
Ultimate record of candidates:
President: Anita Sheoran, Sanjay Kumar Singh.
Senior vice-president: Devender Kadian, ID Nanavati.
Vice-president: Asit Kumar Saha, Jai Prakash, Kartar Singh, Mohan Yadav, N. Phoni.
Secretary-general: Darshan Lal, Prem Chand Lochab.
Treasurer: Dushyant Sharma, Satya Pal Singh Deshwal.
Joint secretary: Bellippady Gunaranjan Shetty, Kuldip Singh, RK Purushotham, Rohtash Singh.
Government members: Ajay Vaid, M. Loganathan, Neivikuolie Khatsii, Prashant Rai, Rajnish Kumar, Ratul Sarma, Ummed Singh.