Tainted CWG official Lalit Bhanot elected as IOA Secretary General
New Delhi: Tainted sports administrator Lalit Bhanot has been nonappointive unopposed as executive of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) as all the candidates contesting the post withdrew from the elections.
Abhay Chautala has additionally been nonappointive unopposed because the president of the IOA.
Bhanot, United Nations agency was imprisoned and later free on bail in reference to the Commonwealth Games corruption scam, was the sole candidate for the post when Volleyball Federation of Bharat|Bharat|Asian country|Asian nation} executive K Murugan and athletics Federation of India General Secretary Mukesh Kumar set to withdraw from the fray.
It was already set that Chautala would win unopposed once IOA executive Randhir Singh withdrew from the competition some days back.
The International athletic contest Committee had on weekday created it clear that it’d propose the suspension of IOA in its government meeting early next month if the future IOA elections area unit command below the government`s Sports Code, a development that has place the contentious polls below a cloud.
In a letter written by IOC Director General Christophe Diamond State Kepper to IOA acting chief V K Malhotra, the planet body rejected IOA`s request to send a world delegation to resolve the difficulty and vulnerable to intiate the method of suspending the Indian sports body.
The world body reiterated its directive to the IOA as expressed in its letter on Nov twenty three to gift its position to the IOC by Nov thirty or face suspension.