RCA elections held, results to be declared after Court order

While both groups claimed victory, the court ordered the ballot boxes to be sealed until further notice.

The Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Rajasthan   -  Getty Images

The polling process in the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections was held today but the sealed ballot boxes have been kept in the government treasury until the High Court gives a further directive.

Former RCA president, Lalit Modi’s son Ruchir, is fighting against senior Congress leader CP Joshi, who was is a former president.

The polling for six posts as per the Lodha Committee recommendations did not take much time as there are only 33 district cricket associations who have the voting right in accord with the Sports Act prevailing in the state.

While both, the Joshi faction and Modi Group claimed victory, the court order dampened the spirits of supporters and ordered the ballot boxes to be sealed until further notice.

There was drama earlier on, when the ombudsman appointed for the elections, Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra, requested the High Court to keep the ballot boxes in its custody.The court refused to do so and asked the Ombudsman herself to look after the security of boxes. It was learned that the boxes were later taken to the government treasury.

Both groups may move court against the decision to keep the ballot boxes in the government treasury.

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