In a unanimous decision taken by the nominated members of the Central Club,Major (retd) JS Sekhri was on Wednesday elected unopposed as the president of the Central Club. The decision came on the day of the withdrawal of nominations.
Vinod Talwar,the ex-president and GS Chopra on Wednesday withdrew their nominations. To maintain the healthy environment in the club,six persons today withdrew their nominations. The entire panel has been elected unopposed. The elections will now be held between the members who have nominated themselves for being the executive members, said Jagmohan Verma,Election Commissioner,Central Club.
Talking to Newsline,Major Sekhri said,My priority will be to sort out the lease issue with the UT Administration. Also,we will also try to get a bar license in order to have our own bar. We will also be working to bring back the old glory of our club so that it becomes comparable to the other top clubs in the city.
Nominations of two members,Rajesh Chadha and Hardeep Singh were declared invalid by the election committee. Due to the fact that both Rajesh Chadha and Hardeep Singh were proposed by the same person,their nominations were declared invalid, said Jagmohan Verma.
The elections for the executive post of the Central Club will be held on Sunday,May 19. A formal announcement of the panel will also be held on Sunday. RL Arora as Vice-President,Vinod Khanna as Honorary Secretary,Ashok Malhotra as Joint Secretary and RK Bansal as Treasurer have been elected as unopposed office bearers.
Apart from them,8 members were nominated for four posts of executive members. Out of these,two persons have withdrawn and the elections will be held between six members.
Also,two women members,Anju Menon and Manjit Bhalla,will be contesting on Sunday for one executive member post reserved for women.