Jayesh Ranjan panel to move SC against IOA Returning Officer

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President of the Telangana Handball Association Arisenapalli Jaganmohan Rao has charged that some people with the support of Delhi leaders are playing politics here to gain control over the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

Addressing a media meet along with other sports heads here today, Jaganmohan Rao who is contesting as general secretary in the Jayesh Ranjan panel has strongly opposed the appointment of Justice Chandrakumar as the returning officer for the elections to the Executive Committee slated to be held on February 9, 2020.

He said IOA has already appointed former Justice KC Bhanu as its Returning Officer. “Now why again appoint another RO and we should know who has appointed him”, he said adding that “We don’t allow Delhi politics in Telangana”. He wanted polling to be held in Hyderabad as per the voters’ list finalised by the IOA.

Jaganmohan found fault with the decision of Justice Chandrakumar in rejecting the nomination of Jayesh Ranjan as the President. “It is unethical. This only shows their ill intentions”, he alleged and declared that the appointment of Chandrakumar as RO will be challenged in the Supreme Court.

The others who spoke on the occasion includes Prakash Raj, Prem Raj, Pani Rao, Srinivas, and Someshwar Rao.