Srinagar: The ongoing internal tussle, in J&K Football Association has taken a new turn with Jammu Province District Football Associations announcing their own election committee for the conduct of the Jammu DFA Elections.
Last year, JKFA had formed election committee that was mandated to conduct election. The committee went on to conduct Kashmir Province district body elections but so far has been unable to make any headway in Jammu province. The delay in the conduct of DFA Jammu province elections meant delay in the conduct of the JKFA main body elections. The delay was due to various Court Cases pertaining to the internal tussle between clubs in Jammu.
The situation on Monday took new turn as JKFA issued a statement in which it said that a meeting of executive and direct members was held in Jammu under the Chairmanship of Surinder Singh Bunty, Treasurer JKFA.
“A Meeting of Executive & Direct members of J&K Football Association (JKFA) was held today on 13-3-2023 at Jammu under the Chairmanship of Surinder Singh Bunty, Treasurer JKFA wherein strategy modalities were discussed for the conduct of pending elections of all Districts of Jammu Province. The J&K Sports Council has already authorized the JKFA to conduct the elections of all DFA’s across J&K UT vide letter No:- SC/128/10313-16 dated;- 22-9-2022. The elections of Kashmir Province stands already completed but the elections of DFA’s of jammu Province are still pending due to some unavoidable circumstances,” Statement said.
The Executive & Direct Members expressed their views for the earliest elections of the District bodies of Jammu Province in order to streamline the activities of Football in all Districts at grassroot level including District league Tournaments and other activities pertaining to Football at the basic level to tap the Young talent and provide them training and other facilities, it further reads.
The statement said that in order to conduct free and fair elections of DFA Jammu Province Kuldeep Singh, Senior Vice President JKFA Jammu would act as incharge of the committee.
“In order to conduct the free and fair & earlier elections of DFA’s of jammu Province S. Kuldeep Singh, Senior Vice President JKFA Jammu Zone has been unanimously authorized as Incharge of the said Committee for the said purpose and has been also authorize to constitute a four members Committee to assist him for the smooth conduct of pending Elections of all DFA’s of jammu Province,” statement said.
“After Completion of the all DFA’s Elections of Jammu Province immediately AIFF will be requested to depute representatives /Observers for the smooth conduct of the Elections of General Body of JKFA so that the activities of the Football across the UT of J&K may be streamlined. J&K Sports Council shall also be requested for the guidance & necessary action for holding the Election of JKFA,” it said.