Nagpur: The sitting president of Nag-Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce Prakash Mehadia was elected unopposed for the second consecutive year to lead the premier trade and industry organisation of Vidarbha for the year 2016-17.
The new executive committee of NVCC was also elected unopposed on this occasion.
The election was held at the NVCC office on Temple Road in Civil Lines following seventy second AGM.
The election has also catapulted president of Conderetion of All India Traders (CAIT), B C Bhartia, who was the former president of NVCC and his mate Prakash Wadhwani into prominent position at NVCC again.
With the election of the new executive committee taking place unopposed, the speculations which were flying thik and fast in trading circles for the past few days, have been laid to rest.
It was believed that this year too, voting would take place for electing the new body unopposed, resulting into a keen contest among the contenders for various posts.
Vice-presidents Ajay Madan and Arjundas Ahuja were also believed to be keen to contest for the post of president.
Following serious allegations levelled by former president of NVCC Radheshyam Sarda that fictitious traders were made members of NVCC, it was expected that the AGM would be conducted amid much turmoil.
However, all the calculations about a fiery elections went off the mark after B C Bhartia and Prakash Wadhwani joined hands.
This resulted into Prakash Mehadia gaining control of the NVCC reins again.
Viren Chandak and Ashwini Agrawal acted as election officers.
Charudatta Marath and Sanjay M Agrawal also helped in the smooth election process.
Soon after his election, Prakash Mehadia told Nagpur Today that he would try to address the problems of traders including sensitisation of traders on the much awaited GST.
He would also try solve problems of market places like provision of basic amenities for which he would hold talks with the civic administration.
Similarly, efforts would be made to improve security perception of traders and include commercial areas of the city in the smart zone.
He also thanked the voters for reposing faith in him.
“Apart from taking up socially relevant project like clean Nagpur, I would also try to conduct various camps in the interest of traders”, Prakash Mehadia said. The newly elected president of NVCC Prakash Mehadia with his group of supporters. Former president of NVCC, B C Bhartia, Raju Vyas, Sachin Puniyani, Nilesh Suchak and others are also seen. Office-bearers of NVCC
Prakash Mehadia (president, Hemant Gandhi (vice-president), Arjundas Ahuja (vice-president), Raju Vyas (vice-president), Jaiprakash Parekh (secretary), Sachin Puniyani (treasurer), Sanjay K Agrawal (joint secretary), Farooq Akbani (joint secretary), Ramavatar Totla (joint secretary).
Abhay Agrawal, Abhishek Jha, Bharatkumar V Thakkar, Gajanand B Gupta, Dyaneshwar Rakshak, Harish Krishnani, Kamlesh Nagpal, Kamlesh Samarth, Manoj Laturia, Maheskumar Kukreja, Nikhil Kusumgar, Nikhilesh Thakar, Pankajkumar Agrawal, Pratap Motwani, Prabhakar Deshmukh, Rajesh Thakkar, Raju Makhija, Ravindra Gupta, Sandeep B Agrawal, Sanjayraj Modh Saraf, Satish Bang, Shankar Sugandh, Suryakant Agrawal, Vijay Agrawal and Yashwant Bhojwani.