DDCA polls cannot be held in polluted politics: Ombudsman

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A disgusted Delhi and District Cricket Affiliation (DDCA) Ombudsman, Retired Justice Deepak Verma, on Saturday mentioned no elections can happen within the polluted politics of the dad or mum cricket physique of the nationwide capital, and on his recommendation, the electoral officer was “countermanding” this month’s polls.

Navin B. Chawla, Electoral Officer for the DDCA elections and a former Chief Election Commissioner of India, mentioned in a brief message that he was countermanding the elections, scheduled for October 17-20, “in view of the wholly irresponsible and unlawful actions of the secretary of the DDCA”. Vinod Tihara is the DDCA secretary.

Whereas reacting to the cancellation of the elections, Ombudsman Verma, a retired Supreme Court docket choose, appeared fully disgusted with the DDCA politics and declined to debate intimately the raging points.

“Arre sahib, inner politics mein itna air pollution ho gaya hai ki election kaise hoga (how can elections happen when there’s a lot polluted politics)?” Justice Verma informed IANS.

“Foremost aapko DDCA ke elections ke naked mein kuch nahi bol sakta hun (I can not say something about DDCA elections) as a result of I’m not the one who is holding that area. It’s Mr Navin Chawla, as a result of that jurisdiction falls inside his area. He sought my recommendation and I gave it,” he mentioned.

Chawla, too, excused himself saying that he was unwell.

“Sorry, I’ve extreme laryngitis, and can’t speak. Please communicate to Sanjay Bhardwaj [Director — cricket] of DDCA or Justice Verma,” Chawla informed IANS by way of an SMS, after declining to take a name.

Chawla has, nonetheless, been interacting with the DDCA over the previous couple of days. This was knowledgeable by Sunil Kumar Goel, who had initially filed his nomination papers for the president’s submit, in opposition to Rohan Jaitley, son of late Arun Jaitley, a union minister and DDCA president for 14 years, earlier than withdrawing.

Goel mentioned he himself had interacted with Chawla and written letters to him relating to the technical hitches in holding elections.

Saturday was the deadline for withdrawal of nominations, and the listing of contesting candidates was to be revealed within the night. However at 2.15 p.m., the assistant election officer put up a discover, informing DDCA members that the elections had been countermanded.

“As per the course of the electoral officer, the election course of began in pursuance of discover of 30-9-2020, has been countermanded in the present day (10-10-2020) at 2.15 p.m.,” learn the discover signed by assistant electoral workplace SK Mendiratta.

Elections had been to be held for six posts – president, treasurer, and 4 administrators.

There are circumstances associated to DDCA being heard within the Supreme Court docket and Delhi Excessive Court docket.

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