Tussle continues at AICF, Jt Secy makes an exception to Treasurer's troublemaker comment

Chennai, January 2 () The word war between two rival factions of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) continued on Thursday with the Joint Secretary, Naresh Sharma, making an exception to the troublemaker comment of Treasurer Kishor Bandrekar at a recent meeting in Bhopal

Bandrekar, who is loyal to the faction of the president of AICF, PR Venketrama Raja, described the recent behavior of the rival unit led by secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan during a meeting as loud, which did not go well with the joint secretary Sharma, who It belongs to the last. side.

I condemn the Treasurer for calling my AICF colleagues and the esteemed colleagues of several 'ROWDY' chess associations, Sharma said in a statement.

He also denied that Chauhan was involved in the theft of microphones at the meeting, as alleged by the Federation Treasurer.

The President and the Secretary of AICF have disagreed on various issues.

The AICF Treasurer, Bandrekar, alleged Monday that the Federation Secretary, Chauhan, snatched microphones and spoke on off-agenda issues at the December 28 meeting in Bhopal and that his noisy supporters cheered him.

After the meeting, the AICF treasurer, Kishor Bandrekar, issued a press release alleging that the Federation secretary, Bharat Singh Chauhan, snatched microphones and talked about issues off the agenda and was encouraged by his partisan troublemakers, Sharma said. .

He said certain problems had arisen due to the conspiracy of a section of AICF officials.

I would like to take this opportunity to clarify certain problems that have arisen lately due to the conspiracy of a section of AICF officials to cloud water for personal gain and protect corruption and people's bad practices, Sharma said.

The AICF held a special/urgent meeting of state officials and associations in Bhopal on December 28 in the presence of observers from the Ministry of Sports to discuss various issues, including corruption charges against the Secretary of the Chess Association of West Bengal, Atanu Lahiri

The agenda was discussed extensively and the resolutions were passed by acclamation (yes) as in the parliamentary procedure, Sharma added.

He also said that the AICF Secretary informed the members present and that the theft of the microphone, as alleged by the Treasurer, did not occur at all. The President only left after all the points were discussed by the members present.

Sharma claimed that only the AICF vice president, DV Sundar, tried to suppress the open democratic discussion of the constituent members and their representatives. The members present did not raise slogans and only expressed strong feelings about the various issues, he said. SS SSC SSC