Chairman of Gujarat State Cooperative Bank Limited (GSCB) Ajay Patel defeated Bhavesh Acharya, husband of Gujarat Assembly Speaker Nima Acharya, in the election to the post of chairman of the Gujarat branch of Red Cross Society on Sunday.

“Elections to the posts of chairman, vice-chairman and treasurer are held every three years. This election, Ajay Patel, who represents the Ahmedabad branch of Red Cross and Bhavesh Acharya, the incumbent chairman who represents the Kutch district branch of the society, were in the fray for the election to the post of chairman,” Prakash Parmar, secretary of the Gujarat branch of Red Cross told reporter.

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Parmar said that Patel has been a member of the Ahmedabad branch of Red Cross since 1990 and has also served as its joint secretary. “GSCB has been extending support in organising blood donation camps and supporting the activities of the Red Cross Society,” said the secretary.

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