New Delhi: Raninder Singh was on Saturday re-elected unopposed as the president of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) for a four-year term. This is Raninder's second term in office. He was first elected president of the NRAI in December 2010 when he defeated Shyam Singh Yadav by a huge margin.
The 46-year-old Singh, who represents Punjab in NRAI's governing body, is a trap shooter and has also participated in ISSF World Cups and National Championships. He got an overwhelming support from across the country getting 517 votes out of 843 for the authorisation to nominate members to the general house.
The vice-presidents elected were Ajay Patel (Gujarat), Deep Bhatia (Haryana), Putuul Kumari (Bihar), M S Rana (Uttarakhand) and Kalikesh Kumar (Odisha). Tamil Nadu's D V S Rao has been appointed to the post of Secretary General while Jagmeet Singh Sethi and Darius Chennai have been elected as joint secretaries.
The shooting federation appointed Sanjay Behl to the post of treasurer. It was learnt that Raninder's father and former Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh was also present during the elections.
The NRAI also elected 16 governing body members. They are AtulBehroor, A K Singh, Ashok K Kumar Chatterjee, Devasia Kurien, Gurjeet Singh Ujala, Eshan Rohal, J S Marwah, Karan Kumar, Kishan Avatar Sethi, Neil Soopinck, Pawan Kumar Singh, R Ravi Krishnan, Rajesh Jagdale, Rosangliana Ralte, Subhash Rana, Surender Dutt Sharma.