It is a wake-up call to the President of NCUI Dr Chandra Pal Singh Yadav as his detractors are working overtime to dislodge him from power in the wake of arbitrator ruling against his election to the post.
According to some of the directors who confided to Indiancooperative.com on condition of anonymity, a storm is brewing quietly in NCUI’s corridors after the arbitrator ruled against the incumbent President.
Readers could recall that one Rajendra Sharma of Himachal Pradesh had challenged Chandra Pal Singh accession to President-ship in the court of the government appointed Arbitrator. Mr Manjhi, the arbitrator ruled against the incumbent President.Later Mr Chandra Pal Singh filed petition against the ruling in the court, hearing for which is scheduled on 18th of April.
Many directors who were till now on the sidelines, nurse the ambition of occupying centre-stage. But they are wary of coming out openly in public lest their move should back-fire. They are bidding their time.
What unnerve them somewhat are the utterances by Mr V P Singh in support of the President. An advocate and a member of Governing Council Mr Singh is said to have told that the case against the incumbent President is very weak and stay against the ruling is a certainty.
Chandra Pal’s detractors cite postponement of the meeting of Governing Council on 26th March a sign of his weakness.
Talking to Indiancooperative.com on condition of anonymity, one of the members of the governing council said the next date of meeting has been chosen conveniently on 19th April as hearing in the court on the ruling is scheduled a day before on 18th April.
‘Chandra Pal wishes to face the Board with a positive verdict in his hand from the Court”, he said.
But President’s opponents point out postponement as violation of NCUI’s bye-law which mandates quarterly meetings. When Indiacooperative.com contacted the Chief Executive Dr Dinesh on the issue he laughed off the matter saying “these are trivial issues and owing to a host of insignificant reasons the date of meeting has been extended”.