Gurugram: Fresh election date announced for Parsvnath ECOA
Amid the ongoing controversy over the membership row of the Exotica Condominium Owners Association (ECOA), returning officer, DP Ahuja, announced the revised election date, which is October 20.
The elections will be held for the post of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer along with six executive members. October 6 is fixed for filing names for nominations, while October 14 is fixed for withdrawal of names from the nomination list.
However, a group of residents alleged that they have been denied their voting right and the matter is still pending with the State Registrar. Yash Handa, one of the complainants on the matter said, "The District Registrar already gave an order in July directing the ECOA and the returning officer to enroll my name in the voter's list but they have defied the district registrar's order. Now the matter is still pending with the State Registrar, however, the ECOA is adamant and neither they are giving me the membership nor refunding my membership fee."
According to the residents, Parasvnath Exotica has 780 apartments, out of which 470 flats have occupation certificate, while 200 are living without OC. 110 are still waiting for possession. They said around 300 residents have been denied to participate or avail their voting rights despite paying the requisite fee between Rs. 2.5 lakh to 3 lakh.
Meanwhile, the representative of ECOA said the elections will be held on the date fixed by the returning officer, who was appointed the district registrar. He further informed that the aggrieved residents are not the legitimate property owners of the society, hence they cannot become a member of the association. He alleged that some of the members are connected with the developer and are illegally living in the society without any OC and are creating unnecessary disruption in the election.