Experienced Journalist, IndiaTV Chairman, and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma on Monday elected as the new president of the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA). The results of the DDCA elections, which took place during June 27-30, has been declared on Monday. In this election, 54.40 percent of the votes were cast in the favor of Rajat Sharma, while 48.87 percent of votes were cast in favor of Bansal. The four-day long elections saw a turnaround of over 72 percent. A total of 2,791 DDCA members cast their votes out of the 3,828 eligible voters. This was the first time that the polls were held without proxy voting system, as directed by administrator Justice Vikramajit Sen. The proxy system of voting has been considered by many as the root cause of corruption in DDCA.
“I thank all members of DDCA who voted in the elections and reposed their trust in us. I now invite all the members to join hands to bring about transparency in the functioning of DDCA,” Rajat Sharma said after the results.
Previously, On the first day of elections of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Wednesday, June 27, allegations of opposition groups – witnessed in turn, in which 462 votes were cast after the disgraced Proxy system was removed. There was considerable debate on the polling booth between three contenders of the post of president, Rajat Sharma, former Test cricketer Madan Lal and supporters of lawyer Vikas Singh. Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court, Vikas wrote to the Election Officer, alleging that Rajat Sharma was sitting inside the voting area and was trying to influence voters and was coming with voters to cast vote.
There are as many as six candidates who were contested for the immediate post of DDCA executive committee. Rakesh Bansal contested for the vice-president’s post. Rajan Manchanda contested for the joint secretary’s position. Renu Khanna contested for the lone woman director’s post. elections for the seven directors’ positions will be held every year. The tenure of the five DDCA office-bearers’ is three years while the seven directors will be tenured for one year each. So, elections would be held again next year for the post of directors.