Batra files nominations for IOA presidential post

The General Body Meeting is scheduled to be held in mid-December.

Narinder Batra has filed his nominations for IOA president post   -  PTI

International Hockey Federation president Narinder Batra has filed his nominations for the post of the president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) weeks ahead of its General Body Meeting on December 14 here. The upcoming AGM will elect a new set of office bearers for the country’s apex sports body.

Batra has filed four sets of nomination papers with a proposer and seconder each. IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta was one of the proposers of Batra while treasurer Anil Khanna was one of the seconders. Khanna was earlier considered as one of the possible candidates for the top job.

Interestingly, Batra has also filed another three sets of nomination papers for the post of senior vice-president.

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Incumbent Secretary General Rajeev Mehta also filed nomination papers, seeking re-election to the same post he is currently holding. He also filed four sets of nomination papers with Batra proposing him for the post in one of them.

Former member of BJP’s National Council member, Sudhanshu Mittal, also filed his nomination paper for one of the posts of vice-president with Batra proposing his name.

The deadline for filing nomination papers for the various posts is 2pm tomorrow (November 28) and the list of persons who have filed nominations will be put up at 5pm.

If other candidates do not file nomination papers before this deadline, both Batra and Mehta could be declared elected unopposed as president and secretary general respectively.