The Boxing Federation of India elections has been postponed due to COVID-19 which was all supposed to be conducted on December 18th 2020. The AGM was supposed to be conducted at the Federation Headquarters at Gurugram but “a majority of the State associations” sought a postponement citing the pandemic. It has been the second time that the elections have been postponed due to COVID-19 first being in September 2020.
“State associations of BFI have written to the Ld. Returning Officer, Justice Rajesh Tandon, appointed to conduct the elections requesting the Ld RO to postpone the elections due to the ongoing pandemic,” BFI President Ajay Singh stated in a letter sent across to president and secretaries of all affiliated states and Units of the body.
However, as per reports are to be believed BFI have to get its election done by the end of this year in order to regain their affiliation from Sports Ministry.
“The learned RO considered their request and has recommended that the AGM and elections be postponed. This has also been confirmed by the Indian Olympic Association. The BFI AGM and elections, which were scheduled to be held on 18.12.2020, are now postponed. The date for holding the AGM and elections of BFI will be intimated separately,” he added.
Ajay has been challenged for the President Post by Mumbai Cricket Association current president and BJP politician Ashish Shelar for the President post where the latter filled his nomination form for the post on December 2nd 2020 after being included in the BFI electoral college.
However current president Ajay Singhania took over the presidency role in 2016 following elections conducted under the supervision of International Boxing Association.