Ousted Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) president Lalit Modi on Tuesday launched a social media attack on Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje for his exit from the association through “unfair polling ” “under her watch”.
Modi had lost the no-trust vote during an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) with 17 out of 18 members voting against him on Monday, paving the way for RCA vice-president Amin Pathan to become the new president. Modi supporters blamed the Pathan group for mobbing a bus carrying 10 supporters and delaying their presence at the meeting, which deprived them of voting.
On Tuesday, he tweeted “If this is what is fair polling then it’s time for @VasundharaBJP wake up. It was under her watch this happened.” In another tweet,he stated “She @ VasundharaBJP has fired the first salvo of ensuring unfair voting - wait and watch this space for my next move. I too can fire missiles.”
Not just this, an angry Modi went more vocal in his facebook posts and conveyed that he was not going to go down easily.
She @VasundharaBJP has fired the first salvo of ensuring unfair voting - wait and watch this space for my next move. I too can fire missiles— Lalit Kumar Modi (@LalitKModi) March 9, 2015
He posted, “Amazing what has gotten into sports politics. Am I that big a threat. Well I ain’t going down easily - so Rajasthan gov ernment wake up as I am coming after you too.” Along with the post, he uploaded five pictures of the damaged bus which was allegedly attacked near the Polo ground on Monday. The bus, he said, was carrying his supporters to the meeting. But, the attack reportedly delayed them and they were not allowed to vote by secretary and sports council president JC Mohanti, who was conducting the meeting the Rajasthan high court direction.
Commenting over Modi’s tweet, newly elected RCA President Ameen Pathan said everyone had the right to express his views but leveling allegations was wrong. It was the association members who voted him out as people were unhappy with Modi, he said.
Along with Modi, RCA deputy president Mahmood Abdi, secretary Sumendra Tiwari and treasurer Pawan Goyal also stand removed after the no confidence motion. Abdi had moved the high court against the voting on Monday.
There was no response from the chief minister’s office despite repeated calls.