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Mahant Ravindra Puri elected as new president of Akhara Parishad

07:06 PM Oct 25, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Mahant Ravindra Puri, who is the secretary of Niranjani Akhara, was elected as the new president of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad on Monday nearly a month after the death of Mahant Narendra Giri.

According to a India Today report, during a meeting of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad in Prayagraj called by General Secretary Hari Giri, representatives of 7 out of a total of 13 akharas were present. They all supported the name of Ravindra Puri for the post of president and one akhara supported Puri through a letter.

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Representatives from Juna Akhara, Niranjani Akhara, Anand Akhara, Agni Akhara, Ahvahan Akhara, and Naya Udaseen Akhara attended the meeting. The rebel faction of Nirmal Akhara also attended the meeting. Nirwani Ani Akhara gave support to Puri by sending a letter.

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After the meeting, Agni Akhara representative Someshwaranand said that Ravindra Puri has been elected unanimously. "Hopefully he will take everyone along," he said.

Notably, in another meeting held on October 21 in Haridwar, Ravindra Puri of Mahanirvani Akhara was elected as the president of the Akhara Parishad by seven rebel Akharas. This came even as Hari Giri had announced the election of the Akhara Parishad president on October 25.

In the first meeting, Nirmohi, Nirwani, Mahanirwani, Digambar, Atal, Bada Udaseen and Nirmal Akharas were involved.

In the election of the Akhara Parishad, two representatives of all 13 Akharas are involved. In this, one of the representatives proposes someone's name for the post of president and then voting takes place.

Also Read: After Mahant's death, Balbir Giri to head Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad - Know more about the new chief

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