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I-League: Ranjit Bajaj takes dig at Mohun Bagan, East Bengal officials

18:47 SAST 2019/08/24
William Opoku Ranjit Bajaj East Bengal Minerva Punjab I-League 2018-19
The Minerva Punjab co-owner took to social media, not impressed by how the Kolkata clubs were run...

While major gaps appear to surface between the syndicate of the six I-League clubs taking their fight against the All India Football Federation (AIFF), Minerva Punjab co-owner Ranjit Bajaj has taken to social media site Twitter, taking a jibe at Mohun Bagan and East Bengal officials.

Minerva Punjab along with Aizawl FC, Gokulam Kerala and Churchill Brothers now remain the only active members of the association of protesting clubs against the AIFF. Earlier in the week, it was understood that Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have slowly started to withdraw their support after representatives from both clubs went missing from a meeting held in New Delhi.

Mohun Bagan's Finance Secretary Debashis Dutta and Assistant General Secretary Srinjoy Bose along with Quess East Bengal chairman Ajit Isaac were seen involved in the deliberations leading up to the AIFF Executive Committee meeting in the first week of July. But, their participation has now gone cold.

Ranjit Bajaj accused the said officials of lying to the fans and 'running the clubs like their personal property'.

Goal earlier reported that officials of both Mohun Bagan and East Bengal (Debashish Dutta for Bagan and Debabrata Sarkar and Saikat Ganguly for East Bengal) have been seeking entry into the Indian Super League (ISL). It remains to be seen how officials of both clubs react to Ranjit Bajaj's statement, if at all.