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Quarrel moves from the pitch to the tables

694   //    21 Dec 2012, 15:25 IST

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe saga of controversies and disturbance shifts from the pitch onto the meeting table. The Kolkata derby has been shrouded by two back-to-back controversies and before any final verdict came up upon that decision, another feud came up in a conference at Delhi.

The Indian Football Association’s governing body have raised their voice about the selection procedure of AIFF. The topic took the centre stage when Mohun Bagan secy, Anjan Mitra put it forward. Questions were raised about the selection of Subrata Dutta (the vice president of east zone).
However, the vice president of AIFF, Subrata Dutta was not at all worried about what had been said in the meeting against him. He said, “I don’t care what the governing body has said in the meeting. Amongst the 33 votes, I got 31.So you see, the numbers speaks for itself.”
Questions were also raised as to why the President of AIFF, Praful Patel had asked IFA to give 10 nominations for the post. During the meeting, the Mohun Bagan secretary also said, “The one who has been chosen to represent IFA during the board meetings of AIFF, he is never present in all of the meetings. Then why are we sending him if he doesn’t talk for the good of Kolkata football? Why doesn’t the secretary attend the meeting himself?”
The quarrel amongst the members began right after this incident. Even East Bengal secretary Kalyan Majumdar also supported the views of Anjan Mitra.