Amidst some cooperators complaining of never receiving any communication from Biscomaun’s head office about the election, its Chairman Sunil Kumar Singh ridiculed the charges saying such complaints must have been made under the influence of alcohol.
“The Biscomaun elections are a high visibility process and we have advertised about it three times in newspapers. Six persons work day and night in the election cell so that everyone is informed and the Returning Officer who is a district judge level person is personally overseeing the minutest details of the election process”, said Sunil with anguish mixed with anger.
These sharp reactions came when Indian Cooperative sought to know about the complaints from the outgoing Chairman. Several complaints of “no information” were mailed to us by members and these were mostly from the district of Aurangabad.
Several chairmen of Vypar Mandals associated with Biscomaun in the district are annoyed at not getting information related to the election of delegates.
One of the chairmen in Aurangabad district of Bihar complained, “While Biscomaun Chairman Sunil Kumar Singh talks glibly about free and fair election it is not true. We are shareholders in Biscomaun but we have been denied information about the elections of delegates. This has meant our non-participation in the elections process”, he said.
“This is not the first time that we have not received information about the election but also in the past we had the same experience. Advertisements put by Biscomaun in newspapers claimed that the information had been sent through speed post but our society never received any information. In contrast, we always get information from IFFCO through speed post on time on the same address”, he underlined.
He further added that the Biscomaun Chairman has sent the information only to those cooperatives which will help him win the elections. Incidentally, Madeshwar Singh and Piyush Rajan who have been elected as delegates from Aurangabad are his close associates. The elections in Biscomaun are not democratic”, he said.
Referring to Aurangabad Sunil said cooperators were fighting among themselves and were unnecessarily blaming the head office He also mentioned the names of warring cooperators, one among them being Krishan Kumar.
It bears recall that in the first phase of electing delegates, 210 delegates elected from across districts in Bihar and Jharkhand are eligible to take part in the election. The nomination process for the next phase begins from June 3 with the final voting on 9th June.
Sunil, who was recently elected as the Vice-Chairman of NAFED sounded confident of romping home in the Biscomaun elections as well.