Modi loses polls at RCA, blames govt for defeat

Modi loses polls at RCA, blames govt for defeat
PTI
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First Published: Sun, Mar 01 2009. 09 58 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Mar 01 2009. 09 58 PM IST
Jaipur: Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi on Sunday blamed the Rajasthan government for his defeat in the state’s cricket association election.
Modi, who lost 13-18 to Sanjay Dixit for the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) president’s post, alleged that the Ashok Gehlot-led government had a role in his defeat.
“I paid the price of being close to Vasundhara Raje (former chief minister of Rajasthan). The state government did whatever it could to defeat me,” Modi told reporters after the results were declared.
Modi will, however, continue to be vice-president of the BCCI and also chairman of the IPL, BCCI Chief Shashank Manohar said.
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First Published: Sun, Mar 01 2009. 09 58 PM IST
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