Ahmedabad: Jun 22, 2011
Former Gujarat Cricket Association chief Narhari Amin today alleged that the body's administrative work has suffered ever since Chief Minister Narendra Modi took over as its president.
"Ever since Modi took over as president of GCA on September 15, 2009, the administration of GCA is without any order," Amin said in a press conference here.
Amin, a Congress leader who was the president of GCA for 16 years, was displaced by the BJP from his post and was succeeded as GCA president by Modi on September 2009 after elections.
"Modi has not attended a single executive committee meeting after he took over as the president," Amin said.
He also objected to the appointment of the former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, an accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, as GCA's vice-president.
"Shah is an accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case and has been told by Supreme Court to not enter Gujarat. Shah is running the administration of GCA from Delhi," Amin said.
"Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi asked Shah to resign from his Cabinet after he was arrested by CBI in the fake encounter case. Modi should also not allow a tainted person like Shah to run the GCA," he said.
Amin also alleged that in 2009, rules of GCA were violated so that Modi could become GCA president.
Modi was not co-opted as the member before seven days but he was directly made president, he added.