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The crucial elections of the Wrestling Federation of India elections will be held in July, confirmed the returning officer in a notification released on Tuesday. The announcement came shortly after retired Chief Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar, formerly of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court was appointed the returning officer by the Indian Olympic Association.

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According to the notification, the elections of the Wrestling Federation of India will be held on July 6. The notification also stated that the results will be announced on the same day, ensuring a swift conclusion to the electoral process. The last date for receiving nominations from each state and union territory for the electoral college will be June 19, and the scrutiny will be completed by June 22.

Each state unit can send two representatives and will have one vote, making the WFI electoral college to be of 50 votes. The submission of the nominations for the elections will begin from June 23 to June 25. 

The notification further states that the candidates will be able to withdraw their nominations between June 28 to July 1, and the list of the final candidates contesting elections will be declared on July 2. The elections will be held for the post of president, senior vice president, four vice presidents, secretary general, treasurer, two joint secretaries, and five executive members.

Meanwhile, the biggest issue in the elections is whether Brij Bhushan Singh’s relatives will be allowed to fight elections. Indian Sports Minister Anurag Thakur had assured the wrestlers that the government wouldn’t allow any of his relatives to fight in elections, however, nothing has been confirmed yet.