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WFI Elections: Former Wrestler Kartar Singh Contends for VP Position in Final Candidate Lineup

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Kartar Singh, previous Asian Games gold medalist and legendary wrestler from India, is one of the five individuals in the fray for the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) elections for four vice-presidential positions on August 12.

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Kartar has years of administrative expertise under his belt and served as the WFI’s secretary-general in the past. He is in the fray along with Asit Kumar Saha (Bengal), Jai Prakash (Delhi), Mohan Yadav (Madhya Pradesh), and N Phoni (Manipur).

Sanjay Kumar Singh of Uttar Pradesh, the current WFI president, and 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Anita Sheoran will compete for the position of president. According to information obtained, the six wrestlers who spearheaded the demonstrations against Brij Bhushan at Jantar Mantar here are supporting the 38-year-old Sheoran.

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Four candidates are vying for two joint secretary positions, according to the certified list released by the returning officer for the voting, Justice (retd) MM Kumar, on Monday, while seven are vying for five executive committee positions.

The Brij Bhushan campaign has submitted nominees for all 15 seats, and it is widely believed that his group will win numerous important positions. The senior vice-president position will be contested by ID Nanavati of the Brij Bhushan faction and Devender Kadian of Assam.

Final List of Candidates

  • President: Anita Sheoran, Sanjay Kumar Singh.
  • Vice-president: Asit Kumar Saha, Jai Prakash, Kartar Singh, Mohan Yadav, N. Phoni.
  • Senior vice-president: Devender Kadian, ID Nanavati.
  • Secretary-general: Darshan Lal, Prem Chand Lochab.
  • Treasurer: Dushyant Sharma, Satya Pal Singh Deshwal.
  • Joint secretary: Bellippady Gunaranjan Shetty, Kuldip Singh, RK Purushotham, Rohtash Singh.
  • Executive members: Ajay Vaid, M. Loganathan, Neivikuolie Khatsii, Prashant Rai, Rajnish Kumar, Ratul Sarma, Ummed Singh.

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