GCMMF board members pass no-trust motion against chief
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The Board members of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), that markets Amul brand, passed a no-confidence motion against the chairman of the federation, Vipul Chaudhary, on Thursday to safeguard the interest of the federation. The meeting was held at the federation's headquarters in Anand, following an order of a division bench of Gujarat High Court on Wednesday, allowing it to hold the meeting with a condition not to implement any decision taken in the meeting without the nod of the court. The no-confidence motion was passed by majority of members. Out of 16 voting members, 13 voted in favour of the no-confidence motion, said sources associated with the development.
Chaudhary and Ramsinh Parmar of Kheda dairy union walked out of the meeting when the motion was tabled, while the representative of Junagadh dairy union remained absent from the meeting, they added.
The member unions who supported the motion included district unions of Ahmedabad, Banaskantha, Valsad, Surat, Vadodara, Panchmahals, Sabarkantha, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Surendranagar, Rajkot and Kutch. The board members passed the no-confidence motion against Chaudhary reportedly because they were suspicious of Chaudhary's functioning, thinking it not in the interest of the federation.
On October 23, 14 of the 17 board members of the federation had called the meeting to pass a no-confidence motion against Chaudhary. However, Chaudhary had challenged the same before HC and a single-judge bench of the court had granted him stay on the meeting. Later, the court had further extended the stay till final disposal of Chaudhary's petition as an interim relief.
Against this, GCMMF had moved an appeal before a division bench of the HC. And the court had allowed it to hold the meeting and to take any decision on the same. The court, however, also put a condition that the federation would not be able to implement the decisions till approval of the court. Also, the federation was directed to put the decisions taken in the meeting before the court.