Ahmedabad: Five of the total 15 persons nominated have withdrawn their candidature from the Karnavati Club elections that were to take place from September 20 to 22, Due to which the elections have been Called Off. The last day for the withdrawal of the forms was Thursday.
From September 20 to 22 the elections were supposed to take place through e-voting, followed by the Annual General Meeting on September 23. Through these elections, 10 directors were on the board of 30. Due to the withdrawal, the individuals will be elected directors unopposed: Anil Patel, Ashishkumar Amin, Dr. Ashish Desai, Jayantilal Jakasania, Manasvi Manu Thapar, Rajesh Patel, Ronak Jobaliya, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi, Viraj Mehta, and Viral Patel.
Of the above names, Anil Patel, Ashishkumar Amin, Viraj Mehta, and Manasvi Manu Thapar are new faces who have replaced the outgoing directors.
According to sources close to the development, “Of the four new entries in the BOD, most of them will be rubber stamps that will have hardly any role to perform. In other words, they are the ‘yes man’ of MPP and director Ajay Patel.”
The sources further said, “Of the 10 BODs four are likely to be replaced. These four directors are Paresh Talati, Rajesh Gandhi, Rajiv Patel, and Manoj Patel.” As per the notification on the club’s website, the candidates who have withdrawn their forms are Chetan Patel and his son Rutvik Patel, Aalap Patel, Krishnakant Agrawal and Prijesh Patel.
AGM on Sept 23
With no elections scheduled to take place, there are chances that the same team shall continue as office-bearers too. The announcement will take place at the AGM on September 23.
Confirming the news, Karnavati Club Secretary Ketan Patel said, “We don’t see any major changes happening in our team of office-bearers and the team shall remain the same. The official announcement shall take place in the upcoming AGM.”
He further said, “We are happy that the elections have been averted because of the withdrawal of candidatures. It saves the time and energy of the club staff and the resources. There are around 14,000 members in the club.”
According to sources, Member Power Panel’s (MPP) members have been managing both the clubs. Interestingly, the same strategy worked in Rajpath Club’s recent elections too wherein the candidates had withdrawn their candidature and 10 directors were elected by consensus.