Court orders Rajasthan Cricket Association elections on May 29
Lalit Modi faction received a severe jolt on Tuesday with the Rajasthan High Court ordering that the elections of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) would be held on May 29th.
The court observed that calling off the RCA elections abruptly only a couple of days before they were supposed to be held was not fair and the election process can't be stopped once it is has started. Thrashing the order of election officer to call off the RCA elections, Justice J K Ranka in his decision said that the election process would restart from where it was stopped and elections would be held within three weeks. They would be notified on May 6 and would be held on May 29.
The Lalit Modi faction had called off the RCA elections slated for April 26, citing legal tangles, at a stage when two days of nominations had already passed. In a surprise move on April 21, Modi faction called off the election claiming that the Registrar had not ratified the proposed amendments' in Constitution because it's certain areas were not in accord with the prevailing Sports Act in state. The RCA Secretary Sumendra Tiwari had advised the election officers to call off the elections. The Joshi faction who claimed that it was in majority had cried foul.