Ludhiana, December 16, 2012: A war of supremacy has begun between Knitwear Club, Ludhiana president Darshan Dawar and chairman Vinod K. Thapar.
Both are openly trying to prove their supremacy.
This is evident from a release issued by the Club president, Darshan Dawar. The release reads; “Conflicting, and biased reports are appearing in a section of the press on behalf of some unauthorised persons claiming themselves to be the torch bearers of Knitwear Club. Under such circumstances, it has become imperative for us to put the record straight and clarify the things for the benefit of all concerned. It will be in the fitness of the things to refer to the extract from the booklet containing rules and regulations of Knitwear Club (Copy Attached). The rules and regulations clearly define the duties of various office bearers.
Clause 12.04 clearly states that “The President shall have a general control over all the affairs of the club”.
Similarly clause 12.6 states that the president shall sign or wherever necessary counter sign contracts duly entered into on behalf of the club.
It will be befitting to refer to clause 12.8 which states “An honorary Chairman of the club should be nominated by the executive committee. It further states “However the working powers shall remain with the president as defined in the constitution”.
In support of the above contention, we give here under some of the contents of a letter dated 14-12-2012 written by our chief pattern—Mr. Suraj Bhan Jain who has been chairman of the club with effect from 2000 to 2012. It states as under:-
Ø “I am the founder member of Knitwear Club. I have assiduously nurtured this association as a member, office bearer, President and Chairman and now its Chief Patron”.
Ø “I am deeply pained when members complain of highhanded, arbitrary, provocative and adamant attitude of Mr. Vinod Thapar Honorary Chairman Knitwear Club”
“He never allowed functioning me freely when I was the President of Knitwear Club. There after he never accorded me due recognition when I was Chairman of the Club”.
Ø “Nobody can quote even a single instance of my approaching either the press or meet any official when I was Chairman as I knew my constitutional limits which accord only an ornamental status on the Chairman. But Mr. Vinod Thapar wants to usurp the whole powers vested in other office bearers”.
Mr. Thapar is selling the idea that the present team has failed to discharge their duties properly due to which he is bypassing them. If we put it mildly, he is nobody to pass judgment on our functioning; it is rather for the members to evaluate our functioning. Let’s wait for hustling to have members verdict.
The above contents are sufficient to prove that no Tom Dick & Harry can usurp the powers and duties of the president and pose himself as the sole well wisher of the Knitwear Club. All concerned are requested to ignore the tall hollow and false claims of such self-styled saviors of Knitwear Industry. For Knitwear Club (Regd.), Darshan Dawar, President”
Interestingly, Dawar has also released scanned copy of a cancelled cheque (No. 193690 dated December 24, 2012), issued in the name of one Bhullar Motors, and signed by Chairman (Vinod Thapar) and Treasurer of the Club. The reason of cancellation of this cheque is evident from the Darwar’s release, which states; “Similarly clause 12.6 states that the president shall sign or wherever necessary counter sign contracts duly entered into on behalf of the club”.
When contacted by City Air News this morning, the club chairman Vinod K. Thapar said Dawar was doing all this out of frustration. He categorically said he did nothing wrong. “Rather, I am doing everything for welfare of the industry and the Knitwear Club as well”, he said, adding he would give his side of complete version alongwith the supporting documents in the near future. He said he only wanted that the Club’s image could not get damaged at all. He said he had never gone to the Press against any of the club office-bearer, adding it was the Club president Darshan Dawar who was issuing statements against him in the Press.