Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has ruled that Sharad Pawar can function as the president of the Mumbai Cricket Association. Pawar had approached the High Court earlier this month challenging the November 26 interim order passed by the lower court restraining him from functioning as MCA chief.
The lower court's order came after senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde moved an application seeking Pawar be stopped from functioning as MCA president as the hearing on his suit challenging the NCP chief's election as MCA president was pending. Munde in his suit had challenged the rejection of his nomination to contest the biennial presidential election terming it as illegal.
Munde's nomination was rejected by the election officer on the basis of his residential status, observing that the address on his electoral registration was Beed. Munde also prayed that Pawar, who was declared elected unopposed, should not take charge and, if he does, should not be allowed to discharge the functions of the president.