Vasundhara Raje denies role in Lalit Modi ouster

Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje says that she has no role in the ouster of Lalit Modi as the president of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA). Raje claimed that she is staying away from such controversies.

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Oct 16, 2014, 13:01 PM IST
Vasundhara Raje denies role in Lalit Modi ouster

New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje says that she has no role in the ouster of Lalit Modi as the president of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA). Raje claimed that she is staying away from such controversies.

Post Modi's ouster and the subsequent appointment of BJP leader Amin Pathan as the new RCA chief, many have started drawing the Chief Minister to the ensuing feud which has seen ugly spats in the past.

She denied any such intention and clarified that, "I have and will continue to stay away from cricket." But she showed her concerns for players when she said, "Honestly, I believe the kids probably feel they need to play."

She also rejected the claims from Modi-camp that she had met Ratnakar Shetty of the BCCI and Amin Pathan before the ouster of former IPL chairman from the post through a no-confidence motion on October 11.

In between, the Modi-camp has moved High Court over the ouster and claimed that there is no provision of any no confidence motion in Rajasthan Sports Act and Article 19A requires 3/4th majority of the voting members to pass such a resolution and a quorum of 2/3 members.

Soon after Modi was elected as the RCA president in May this year, the BCCI had banned the state body. Though the elections were held in December last year, the results could only be disclosed after the intervention of Supreme Court. In Modi's absence, his confidante Mahmood Abdi was taking care of the body over the past four months.

Now, with the new turn of events, RCA hopes that BCCI will remove the ban thus allowing it's players to play under the banner of the RCA.

With agency inputs