In what was a massive blow to democratic principles, Lalit Modi's second stint as the Rajasthan Cricket Association president was controversially halted by a faulty no-confidence motion against him and his key aides.
As per the honourable Rajasthan High Court order, a meeting was held without half the members who were attacked by the rival faction. The chair of the meeting J Mohanty, held the meeting despite the absence of the Modi group members. The members were attacked and their bus was stoned by the Pathan faction.
Modi group has decided that they would go to court to challenge the validity of this meeting held under duress and with complicity of the state government.
While setting aside last year's no-confidence motion Amin Pathan and his colleagues had passed, the High Court in February had given a month's period to the Pathan lobby for a fresh no-confidence motion.
Pathan faction had called for the motion on Monday, but half the members were not present when the resolution was passed.
While Pathan remained unavailable for a comment, Mehmood Abdi, a key Modi aide, claimed sabotage by the Pathan lobby.
"This is the mockery not only of the High Court order but a black day for every democratic institution. Somewhat like the lone student in a class coming first in the exam," Abdi said. "Against this blatant use of brutal force in the broad daylight by hoodlums and depriving the legitimate members of their right to vote by the chairman of the RSSC [Rajasthan State Sports Council], we have moved the Rajasthan High Court and the matter is coming up tomorrow."