BTC move gets government nod

BTC move gets  government nod

With the government giving its nod to the Bangalore Turf Club to amend its articles of association for increasing the membership, the club has moved a step closer to resolving the licence issue.

The BTC managing committee had submitted to the government a draft resolution to increase the membership last week and the club received the approval on Saturday, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) ISN Prasad told DH.

The club was forced to take the step after multiple attempts to convince the government to renew the licence failed. No racing activity has taken place in the city after the licence expired on August 31.

After receiving the government nod on the draft resolution, BTC is set to call for an Extraordinary General Body (EGM) meeting to decide on increasing the membership. As per rules, a 21-day notice is required for an EGM and as such, the winter season, which was scheduled in the first week of November, is set to get hit.

“We will decide the date for the EGM on Monday,” said BTC chairman Harimohan Naidu.

The club had mentioned an increase of 50 members in the resolution. In the previous informal meetings, many members were against the idea of an increase in the membership.

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