Vaichung Bhutia vs Kalyan Choubey battle intensifies ahead of D-Day for AIFF

AIFF Selection Live: Vaichung Bhutia vs Kalyan Chaubey – The stage is set for the All India Football Federation (AIFF) selection. The…

AIFF Selection Live: Vaichung Bhutia vs Kalyan Choubey – The stage is set for the All India Football Federation (AIFF) elections. Elections to the country’s highest football body are set to be held on September 2 to determine the governing body. Two former Indian footballers Vaichung Bhutia and Kalyan Chaube are in the running for the post of AIFF President. Elections will be held for AIFF President, Vice-President, Treasurer and 14 other executive members. Follow live updates of Indian football and AIFF selections on InsideSport.IN

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AIFF Elections Live: Vaichung Bhutia vs Kalyan Chaubey Battle for AIFF President’s Post Intensifies Ahead of D-Day – Follow Live Updates

The election was originally scheduled to be held on August 28 under a FIFA ban. However, after FIFA’s ban was lifted, the new date for the election was set for September 2.

AIFF Elections Live: Vaichung Bhutia vs Kalyan Chaubey Battle for AIFF President's Post Intensifies Ahead of D-Day - Follow Live Updates

AIFF President Election Fight

The top three posts of president, vice-president and treasurer could be a straight fight between the two candidates with legend Vaichung Bhutia as the former goalkeeper and front-runner Kalyan Chaubey as the presidential candidate.

The battle for the top spot will be a head-to-head battle between the two former India internationals. Vaichung Bhutia is set to play against former goalkeeper Kalyan Chaubey. Although the scales are heavily tipped towards Chaubey, Bhutia is keen to give the West Bengal BJP minister a tough fight.

AIFF Elections Live: Vaichung Bhutia vs Kalyan Chaubey Battle for AIFF President’s Post Intensifies Ahead of D-Day – Follow Live Updates

As for Bhutia, the former India captain failed to get the support of his home federation. As the Sikkim Federation did not support Bhutia, the former Indian captain was supported by Andhra Pradesh State Association President Gopalkrishna Kosaraju and Rajasthan Association President Manvendra Singh. On the other hand, BJP leader Kalyan Chaubey has been supported by state associations of Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh.

AIFF Elections Live: Vaichung Bhutia vs Kalyan Chaubey Battle for AIFF President's Post Intensifies Ahead of D-Day - Follow Live Updates

While Bhutia’s candidature has gained more traction than it would have had it not been for the election, Chaubey, 45, is believed to be the front-runner for the top post with support from politically important state bodies like Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh. . To put it on record, Chaubey is a BJP leader in West Bengal and there would be no sign of assuming that he enjoys a fair amount of political currency, which is essential in the polls of this kind of sports body.

There has been much buzz as Chaubey is believed to have the “blessings” of one of the North East’s most influential political heavyweights with an active interest in Indian sports. And many people associated with Indian football see this as a reason for Bhutia’s home state association Sikkim not to support his candidature.

AIFF Elections Live: Vaichung Bhutia vs Kalyan Chaubey Battle for AIFF President’s Post Intensifies Ahead of D-Day – Follow Live Updates

All the 14 candidates who filed nomination papers for the same number of executive committee members are expected to be elected unopposed. They are GP Palguna, Abhijit Paul, P. Anilkumar, Valanka Natasha Alemao, Maloji Raje Chhatrapati, Menla Ithenpa, Mohan Lal, Arif Ali, K. Nebu Sekhose, Lalonhinglova Humar, Deepak Sharma, Vijay Bali and Syed Imtiaz Hossain.

Football Delhi president Shaji Prabhakaran, who had submitted nomination papers for the post of president during the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA)-supervised elections on August 28, has decided not to contest this time. . According to sources, Mr. Prabhakaran could become the general secretary of AIFF if the Chaubey-led group wins the elections.

Candidates Participating in AIFF Elections-

  • President: Vaichung Bhutia vs. Kalyan Chaubey
  • Vice President: NA Harris vs. Manvendra Singh
  • Treasurer: Kipa Ajay vs. Gopalkrishna Kosaraju
  • Executive Committee (already elected): 1. GP Palguna (Telangana), 2. Abhijit Paul (Odisha), 3. P. Anilkumar (Kerala), 4. Valanka Natasha Alemao (Goa), 5. Maloji Raje Chhatrapati (Maharashtra), 6. Menla Ithenpa (Sikkim), 7. Mohan Lal (Chhattisgarh), 8. Arif Ali (Uttrakhand), 9. K . Nebo Sekhose (Nagaland), 10. Lalonhinglova Humar (Mizoram), 11. Deepak Sharma (Himachal Pradesh), 12. Vijay Bali (Punjab) ), 13. Syed Lamtiaz Hussain (Bihar), 14. Syed Hasnain Ali Naqvi (Madhya Pradesh) ).

AIFF Elections Live: Vaichung Bhutia vs Kalyan Chaubey Battle for AIFF President’s Post Intensifies Ahead of D-Day – Follow Live Updates

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