Delhi High Court has quashed the Praful Patel election as All India Football Federation president. And the court asked for fresh elections within five months. The former chief election Commissioner SY Qureshi has made AIFF administrator. And later on, the court observed that the AIFF elections were conducted without upholding the National Sports Code. The Public Interest Litigation was filed by the sports activist Rahul Mehra. As per his PIL, the judgement was passed by a bench comprising Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Najmi Waziri.
In December, Praful Patel was consistently elected as president of AIFF in the Annual General Meeting. After 2012, It was the third time when he was elected. While a few days back, the Delhi High Court had vacated the stay on the elections. Praful Patel became the acted president in 2008 and after then chief Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi suffered a cardiac arrest. Later on, he took a full-time president in October 2009.
However, Patel played a very important role in the Asian Football Confederation and FIFA. Under his leadership, India hosted the FIFA U-17 World Cup which was successfully ended on Saturday. And it is reported that the country is formally planning to hold U-20 World Cup in 2019.
Delhi HC sets aside election of Praful Patel as All India Football Federation President on petition filed by @TheRahulMehra well done !
— Nagendar Sharma (@sharmanagendar) October 31, 2017