27 September 2016 Current Affairs: Uttarakhand’s Ajay Singh was elected president of the Boxing Federation of India, and the Mumbai-based Jay Kowli won the post of secretary-general as the election process for the office-bearers of the new National federation was completed.
Ajay Singh, who polled 49 out of the 64 votes cast, defeated Rohit Jain (15 votes) in the contest for the president’s post.
Kowli polled 48 votes, ahead of Lenny D’Gama (12) and Rakesh Thakran (4).
Hemanta Kumar Kalita was elected unopposed as treasurer.
Eight Zonal vice-presidents and secretaries were also elected to office.
Sixty-six votes were to be cast by 33 units (two votes per unit). It is learnt that one voter each from Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra were absent.
The Indian Olympic Association did not send any representative to oversee the elections despite a written request from the AIBA (the world amateur boxing association), and the International Olympic Committee.
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