Brij Bhushan & Co set to win WFI election

Brij Bhushan Saran Singh is all set to take over as Wrestling Federation of India new president on Thursday. Singh will be elected unopposed for the chief post as no other candidate filed nomination for the Thursday’s election.

Published: April 5, 2012 12:59 am

Brij Bhushan Saran Singh is all set to take over as Wrestling Federation of India new president on Thursday. Singh will be elected unopposed for the chief post as no other candidate filed nomination for the Thursday’s election.

Raj Singh is expected to return as the secretary general of the national body. Kartar Singh,the long-standing rival of the ruling panel,through a letter to the returning officer,withdrawn from the contest. But since he sent his letter after March 28,which was the last date for withdrawal of nominations,the formalities of election process will be held. Even I D Nanavati,who is standing for the post of senior vice president is expected to sail through.

“It’s only a formality,” Raj Singh told the Sportline on Wednesday. “We have the numbers with us and that’s why nobody filed nominations against Brij Bhushanji.”

Thursday would be a stark contrast to what had transpired last time when the elections was declared illegal by the Delhi High Court. After the election was postponed by the then retuning officer Justice (retd) CK Mahajan amid irregularities in electoral college,the WFI through a formal statement had claimed a controversial win for Brij Bhushan. Mahajan and IOA observer Baljit Singh Sethi had to flee the venue fearing violence between the supporters of Brij Bhushan and his opponent Congress MP Deepinder Singh Hooda.

Subsequently on February 27,the HC ordered fresh polls to elect president,secretary general and senior vice president,setting aside its recent election of its various office bearers. A bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi,who had earlier,on January 4,held the election of the federation’s President Dushyant Singh as illegal,also held the election of secretary general Raj Singh and senior vice president Hamza Bin Omar as violative of the WFI’s constitution.

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