Jaipur:Terming his removal from the post of Rajasthan Cricket Association President illegal, Sanjay Dixit has dismissed RCA Chairman Subhash Joshi and seized the powers of Joint Secretary Giriraj Sanadya.
The decision, which added to the already complexed power struggle in the RCA, came hours after the Lalit Modi-backed rival faction removed Dixit by passing a no-confidence motion against him on Sunday.
The RCA executive committee, chaired by Dixit himself, took the decisions and a show-cause notice was also served to Rajendra Singh Rathore, who has been vocal against Dixit in the many RCA meetings.
However, Dixit insisted after the meeting that the RCA's decision to seize the powers of Joshi would not stop latter from being elected member of various BCCI committees.
Asked while RCA executive committee had nominated Joshi to represent RCA in BCCI, Dixit said, "Yes, there was a resolution authorising Subhash Joshi to be representative of RCA in BCCI. But it does not apply to the BCCI Annual General Meeting."
"The mandate to Joshi meant that he despite not being in executive, could be nominated in various committees of BCCI," Dixit said.
On his own removal from the RCA, Dixit said, "How few people can remove me? I feel integrity of the RCA body is still intact. I have the mandate of Supreme Court and there is no provision of no-confidence motion in the RCA constitution.
Office bearers can be removed only when they resign." Ever since Modi lost to Dixit in the RCA election earlier this year, there has been constant tug-of-war between the two groups of the body.
Meanwhile, the rival faction has vowed to take the matter to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
"We would take the matter to the Chief Minister and also to the Registrar of Co-operative Society," said Joshi.
"We have revoked all the decisions taken by Dixit after the meeting held on March 29. It was in this meeting that the rift had started because Dixit had tried to wrest absolute power," said former RCA Deputy President Bimal Soni, who is also President of Jaipur District Cricket Association (JDCA).
"We have also adopted the old constitution, which holds Secretary as the most powerful man in executive body," Soni added.