Kumar Ketkar elected as President of Mumbai Press Club

Senior journalist Kumar Ketkar has been elected as the President of the Mumbai Press Club for the year 2016-18. He defeated Anurag Tripathi of Navbharat Times by 122 votes in a biannual elections held on July 21, 2016.

Rajesh Mascarenhas of The Economic Times elected as Chairman by defeating Vinod Jagdale of News 24 by a margin of 203 votes.

Dharmendra Jore from Mid-Day elected as the Secretary by defeating Prasad Kathe of NDTV by 189 votes. Senior journalists Ayaz Memon and  Rajanish Kakade of Associated Press elected as Vice Chairman and Joint Secretary by defeating Syed Wasim Hyder of Sahara Samay and Nandkishore Bharatiya of Navbharat Times respectively. O P Tiwari of Dainik Jagran was elected as Treasurer by defeating Varun Singh of Mid-Day.

Despite heavy rains, as many as 784 journalists cast their vote in a record turn-out.

Election was also held for the ten posts of Managing Committee members. Santosh Andhale, Mrityunjay Bose, Lata Mishra, Ashish Subhash Raje, Prakash Ganesh Akolkar, Pravin Vasant Patil, Abhimanyu Shitole, Amit Shanbaug, Ajit Joshi and Sudhakar S Kashyap were elected as members.

All the elected officer-bearers and committee members belong to 'Progressive Democratic Alliance' panel. The other panel in the fray was United Alliance For Equality.

Senior Journalist Sunil Shivdasani and Amit Shah conducted the elections as Returning officer and Deputy Returning Officer respectively.
Election 2016 – Results

Total number of votes polled: 784


Kumar Ketkar has been declared elected President.

Kumar Ketkar: 445 votes
Anurag Tripathi:  323 votes.
Invalid: 16 votes


Rajesh Mascarenhas has been declared elected Chairman.

Rajesh Mascarenhas: 490 votes
Vinod V. Jagdale:  287 votes.
Invalid: 7 votes


Ayaz Memon has been declared elected Vice Chairman.

Ayaz Memon: 447 votes
Sayyed Waseem Haider:  305 votes.
Invalid: 32 votes


Dharmendra Jore has been declared elected Secretary.

Dharmendra Jore: 477 votes
Prasad Kathe:  288 votes.
Invalid: 19 votes


Rajanish Kakade has been declared elected Joint Secretary.

Rajanish Kakade: 466 votes
Nandkishore Bhartiya:  294 votes.
Invalid: 24 votes


Om Prakash Tiwari has been declared elected Treasurer.

Om Prakash Tiwari: 429 votes
Varun Singh:  321 votes.
Invalid: 34 votes


The following 10 candidates have been declared elected to the Managing Committee:

Santosh Andhale  480 votes
Mrityunjay Bose 470 votes
Lata Mishra 441 votes
Ashish Subhash Raje 421 votes
Prakash Ganesh Akolkar 405 votes
Pravin Vasant  Patil 368 votes
Abhimanyu Shitole 360 votes
Amit Shanbaug 348 votes
Ajit Joshi 340 votes
Sudhakar S. Kashyap 320 votes

Other candidates are as follows:

Sachin Ramesh Haralkar 307 votes
Akhilesh  Tiwari 251 votes
Vedika Chaubey 244 votes
Swapnil A. Shinde 228 votes
Mayuresh Ganpatye 225 votes
Renni Abraham 207 votes
Mahendra Jagtap 193 votes
Prashant Keni 182 votes
Bhimrao Arjun Gawali 176 votes
Santosh Tulshidas Palvankar 171 votes
Satish H. Soni 146 votes
Anita Dhanraj Shukla 141 votes
Shahid Ahamad Ansari 124 votes
Sanjeev Kumar Shukla 89 votes




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Article posted on 31/07/2016

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