IOA Elections Likely To Be Postponed Following Election Committee Chair's Resignation
The elections for the Indian Olympic Association, scheduled to be held on Sunday, looked "likely to be postponed" following the resignation of Election Committee Chair S. Y. Quraishi on Saturday, according to THE HINDU. On a day "when scrutiny of nominations was scheduled, Quraishi’s resignation forced Returning Officer Justice V. K. Bali to inform the IOA acting President V. K. Malhotra that scrutiny could be taken up only after the vacancy in the commission was filled up." Bali said that since propriety demanded that there should be a three-member panel, as appointed by the IOA to conduct the elections, "scrutiny could be taken up only after the full panel was in place." Malhotra said that he would "hold consultations with senior members of the IOA and would name the chairman/ member of the election commission at the earliest." Malhotra stated that Quraishi in his resignation letter had stated that he was "quitting the commission because there was a breakdown of consensus" (THE HINDU, 11/18).