AIFF elections: Bhaichung Bhutia and Kalyan Chaubey to contest for President; executive committee already elected

The executive committee of 14 members have all been elected unopposed, according to the list of nominations filed on the final day on Saturday.

All the three posts in the elections will have a two-way contest with the former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia contesting against his former India team colleague Kalyan Chaubey. (File Photo)

All the three posts in the elections will have a two-way contest with the former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia contesting against his former India team colleague Kalyan Chaubey. (File Photo) | Photo Credit: The Hindu

The executive committee of 14 members have all been elected unopposed, according to the list of nominations filed on the final day on Saturday.

The end of the nomination process for the election of the new executive committee of the All India Football federation will see a fight for three important posts of office bearers – the president, the vice-president and the treasurer.

All the three posts will have a two-way contest with the former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia contesting against his former India team colleague Kalyan Chaubey.

The vice president’s post will have a contest between N.A. Harris of Karnataka and Manvendra Singh of Rajasthan. Kipa Ajay of Arunachal Pradesh is up against Gopalakrishna Kosaraju of Andhra Pradesh in the fight for the Treasurer’s post.

The executive committee of 14 members have all been elected unopposed, according to the list of nominations filed on the final day on Saturday.

List of nominated candidates
President: 1. Bhaichung Bhutia (proposed by - Gopalakrishna Kosaraju; seconded by Dilip Singh Shekhawat). 2. Kalyan Chaubey (Mulrajsinh Chudasama; Kipa Ajay)
Vice-president: 1. NA Haris (Shaji Prabhakaran; Kipa Ajay). 2. Manvendra Singh (Gopalakrishna Kosaraju; Dilip Singh Shekhawat).
Treasurer: 1. Kipa Ajay (Mulrajsinh Chudasama; Shaji Prabhakaran). 2.Gopalakrishna Kosaraju (G.P. Palguna; Dilip Singh Shekhawat).
Executive committee (already elected): 1. G.P. Palguna (Telengana), 2. Avijit Paul (Odisha), 3. P.Anilkumar (Kerala), 4. Valanka Natasha Alemao (Goa), 5. Maloji Raje Chhatrapati (Maharashtra), 6. Menla Ethenpa (Sikkim), 7. Mohan Lal (Chhattisgarh), 8. Arif Ali (Uttarakhand), 9. K. Neibou Sekhose (Nagaland), 10. Lalnghinglova Hmar (Mizoram), 11.Deepak Sharma (Himachal Pradesh), 12.Vijay Bali (Punjab), 13. Syed lmtiaz Husain (Bihar), 14. Syed Hasnain Ali Naqvi (Madhya Pradesh).

Ahead of the elections, here’s a look back at what Bhaichung Bhutia said about India’s top football league - the Indian Super League and some of the issues facing Indian Football, at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards

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