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PIL in Delhi HC to hold volleyball federation polls as per National Sports Code

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has sought the Centre's response on a plea for appointment of an to hold fresh elections to the Federation of (VFI) currently suspended by an international governing body.

The plea sought that the elections for the office bearers should be held according to the National Code.

A bench of Acting and Justice C issued notice to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, VFI and the (IOA) and sought their stand on the PIL which has said that if VFI continues to be suspended then the Indian team may not be able to participate in scheduled to be held in August.

The petition, filed by various players, said that the International Federation of Volleyball, which suspended VFI, had said that the order will remain in effect till fresh polls are held to select office bearers of the body.

The plea, moved through Rahul Mehra, has contended that election of VFI is urgent as selection, training and participation of players for would depend on revocation of the suspension of the body apart from restoring its recognition.

The petition claimed there was infighting in the VFI which resulted in its affairs "not being attended to properly".

It has also alleged that the last elections held in the sports body in April 2016 were conducted in complete violation of the National Sports Code especially the 'Model Election Guidelines' stipulated therein.

The plea has also sought directions to the ministry to conduct an independent investigation in to the matter and bar all those members of VFI who have been responsible for gross misconduct in the day-to-day administration of the sports body.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 21:40 IST