Maderna elected unopposed in Cooperative body polls

Former Rajasthan Minister Mahipal Maderna was today declared elected unopposed President to Gram Seva Cooperative Committee(GSCC) of his native village Chadi Chotina in Osian region near here. Maderna, who was sacked from the Council of Ministers in October after his reported illicit relations with ANM Bhanwari Devi and alleged indulgence in her "abduction, sexual exploitation and suspected killing", was arrested by the CBI on December 2 and sent to judicial custody yesterday after expiry of his police remand. Despite his detention for past 11 days, he was elected unopposed to the post. Local people believe that it is all political conspiracy against maderna.
Election was held on Tuesday for the posts of chairman and vice-chairman of the Samiti and Maderna was elected the chairman unopposed as there was no contestant opposite him. Before this, he and his daughter Divya Madera were also elected the members of the samiti unopposed. He is currently lodged in Jodhpur Central Jail and was not allowed to go to the village to file his nomination by the court despite his request on Monday before the CBI court of Jodhpur. The court had cited law and order as the reason for its refusal to grant him permission to go in person to the village to file his nomination after the report sought by the police came in the negative. His wife Leela Maderna had filed his nomination on his behalf.