New Delhi: The move to oust Indian Olympic Association president N Ramachandran today gathered steam as two National Sports Federations and two state Olympic Associations joined the chorus in demanding a No Confidence Motion against him by calling a Special General Meeting.
Two NSFs, Badminton Association of India and Modern Pentathlon shot off letters to the IOA to convene a Special General Meeting to vote on the No Confidence Motion against Ramachandran while the state Olympic associations of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh did the same.
Hockey India, Bowling Federation of India and Jharkhand Olympic Association have already moved a No Confidence Motion against Ramachandran and called for a SGM of the IOA to vote on the issue.
"As per Rule VIII (i) and (ii) of IOA Constitution, we Badminton Association of India are moving a vote of no confidence against Mr N Ramachandran, President IOA," BAI President Akhilesh Das Gupta and General Secretary Vijai Sinha wrote in a letter addressed to the IOA president, secretary general and treasurer.
"We request you to convene the Special General Meeting (SGM) of IOA at the earliest to discuss on the vote of no confidence against Mr N Ramachandran, president IOA," the BAI said.
Das Gupta is currently one of the vice-presidents of the IOA. He is also the president of Uttar Pradesh Olympic Association.
Modern Pentathlon general secretary Namdev Shirgaonkar told PTI that his NSF has also moved a No Confidence Motion against Ramachandran.
"Yes, we have moved the No Confidence Motion against Mr Ramachandran. We support the move started by Hockey India," he said.
Bihar Olympic Association secretary Md Mushtaque Ahmad, who is the secretary general of Hockey India, also confirmed that his state unit has demanded a No Confidence Motion against the IOA chief.