Kunwar panel knocks court doors

Kathmandu, May 2

A day after the All Nepal Football Association’s Senior Vice-president Mani Kunwar asked the ANFA to follow the statute to hold the elective general assembly, members of his panel moved the court to stop the May 5 congress.

Vice-president candidate Birat Jung Shahi and presidents of four other district Football Associations filed the writ petition at Kathmandu district court against the ANFA, National Sports Council and election committee. They have demanded interim order to stop the elections and the court has set the hearing for tomorrow.

The move came after the election committee announced the congress date following the clearance from Patan High Court. The election committee had postponed the congress and elections process set for March 28 after Patan High Court issued an interim order reacting to the writ petition filed by Bhaktapur and Makawanpur FAs.

The Kunwar-led panel has been demanding the restart of the election process as per the ANFA statute after the election committee resumed the process and announced the date of the congress and elections.

“Nowhere in the world the election committee announces the dates of the congress and elections. It is sad that the ANFA did not follow the statute. I am the senior vice-president of the ANFA and one of the two candidates for the post of president, but I came to know about the election dates through media,” said Kunwar at a press meet on Tuesday. “The executive committee should decide the date and venue and notify all members 60 days prior to the congress.”