Jammu and Kashmir Hockey Association (JKHA) President Narinder Batraon Wednesday accused his Bengal counterpart, JB Roy, of using financial muscle to gather support in his bid to become president of the Indian Hockey Federation.
Batra alleged that Roy was mobilising support in his favour by luring office bearers of state associations with expensive gifts and lavish parties.
He claimed Roy had asked him to attend the meeting but he refused since he felt the meeting was pointless.
“JB Roy is mobilising support in his bid to become the IHF president by distributing free air tickets, providing free hotel accommodation, throwing lavish parties and giving expensive gifts,” Batra said.
“He (Roy) called me up and asked me to be present in the meeting, but I asked him about his agenda,” he added.
Roy and 28 other state hockey associations, including c, met here today to launch a ‘Revive Hockey Campaign´ and demanded elections.
Asked about the presence of JKHA secretary in today’s meeting, Batra said, “I know Jagjit Singh was present in the meeting, but he has not been authorised by the association. He went on his own.