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RCA elections turn into brawl; Modi, Joshi supporters clash

cricket Updated: Dec 07, 2009 15:48 IST

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The Rajasthan Cricket Association elections took a violent turn on Monday when the rival supporters of Presidential candidates Lalit Modi and C P Joshi got embroiled in a scuffle outside the RCA office premises in Jaipur.

As the voting started for the much-anticipated elections, the supporters from the two rival camps got into a brawl, which required police intervention.

Modi, a BCCI vice-President and the commissioner of the cash-rich Indian Premier League, alleged that his supporters were being intimidated and stopped from casting their votes.

"We will have to wait and watch at the end of the day. Some of my supporters are being beaten up and it is unfortunate. We hope for the good of cricket people are allowed to cast their votes. But there are goonda elements out here, who shouldn't be here," Modi said.

Modi's close confidante Amin Pathan, who is the secretary of Kota District Cricket Association, Anjani Mathur, secretary of Jodhpur District Cricket Association, and Ramesh Gupta, secretary of Baran Cricket were allegedly manhandled by Congress workers.

The police drove out all the supporters immediately from the RCA premises in the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.