Members of one of the poshest club of Nagpur – Gondwana club – elected their new governing body on Sunday late night. The election results, which have just been announced a few minutes ago, put a stamp on the new committee, which comprises:
While Anuj Singhania has retained his presidentship for the third year in row, Saket Daga has consecutively retained his treasurership for the fourth year. Other members of the last governing body, who have retained their positions in the new body are – Jatin Kale and Jatin Tarkunde. Ashish Khemuka, who has been elected in the club’s body for the first time, sprung a surprise by bagging 380 votes.
Parth Majumdar, who also forayed into the club elections for the first time, put a good fight by garnering 363 votes. It was a close contest between him and Khemuka as he was just 17 votes behind Kemuka.
While another first timer Chandragupta Samarth bagged 312 votes, Suresh Bajoria garnered 221 votes.
An added flavour to the club’s election was the eleventh hour announcement of the candidature of Venkatesh Buty, who had earlier served the governing body, consecutively for three years. As Buty decided to contest the elections hours before the polling, his supporters seemed to be satisfied with 293 votes that he got “as an impromptu response from the members, without having been able to do a proper campaign.”
Gondwana Club houses the swish set of Nagpur with around 2000 members, out of which around 1900 are eligible to vote in the elections of the governing body. A total of 844 members registered themselves for casting their vote in this election.