Jammu, April 05 (Scoop News)- Ashwani Kumar and his entire eleven member team including seven executive members swept the elections with impressive margins.
Elections were held under the supervision of senior advocate B S Slathia who acted as the Returning Officer. He announced the results at the midnight tonight after completion of counting of 723 votes out of total 885 votes.
Ashwani Kumar, Jammu Bureau Chief, Aaj Tak polled 383 votes for the post of president while Sohail Kazmi, Editor-in-Chief Taskeen Group, got 340 votes.
Abhimanyu Sharma, Bureau Chief Jammu, Dainik Jagran was elected as Vice President of the Club polling highest number of 475 votes as against 157 secured by Arun Sharma, Resident Editor, Jammu, The Indian Express. Ravinder Singh polled 52 and MK Bangroo, former Bureau Chief Jammu, Press Trust of India (PTI) got 25 votes.
Zorawar Singh has been elected as new Secretary General of the Press Club. He secured 370 votes as against 313 polled by Raju Kerni, Bureau Chief Zee News. Ritesh Kapoor got 24 votes.
Dinesh Manhotra, Special Correspondent, The Tribune, was elected as Treasurer polling 438 votes. Bharat Bushan took 241 votes and Ajay Langar 30.
Seven members were elected to the Executive Committee.Nishikant Khajuria, Special Correspondent, Daily Excelsior polled highest number of 439 votes among the Executive Members to top the tally.
Six other members elected to the Executive Committee included Dinesh Mahajan of Dainik Jagran with 397 votes, Pawan Sharma, Bureau Chief IBN7 (389), Vishal Bharti, Bureau Chief UNI (364), Deepak Khajuria, Bureau Chief, Focus TV (324), Ajay Bachloo, Bureau Chief ABP News Channel (322) and Surjeet Singh (295).
Supported by outgoing President Manu Srivatsa who headed the Press Club of Jammu for two consecutive terms wished Ashwani and his team well and hoped that new team would take the institution to new heights.