Chandigarh, March 27: Defeating Nalin Acharya of Him Prabha by a margin of 38 votes, independent journalist Saurabh Duggal on Sunday became the new president of the Chandigarh Press Club at the annual elections held here. The remaining eight positions were won by members of the Duggal-Nagarkoti-Sharma panel.
For the post of senior vice-president, 349 votes were polled for Umesh Sharma of News18 who defeated photojournalist Pankaj Sharma by a margin of 83 votes. This was his fifth consecutive win.
For the post of secretary general, Rajinder Nagarkoti of Times of India retained the post by defeating Rakesh Gupta of ANB News by a margin of 151 votes, the highest winning margin. This was Nagarkoti’s sixth consecutive win.
For the post of vice-president I, Neha Sharma of PTC defeated Archna Sethi of Punjab Kesri by 36 votes. For the post of vice-president II, Dushyant S Pundir of The Tribune got elected by defeating Rajinder Dhawan of Dainik Tribune by 46 votes.
Rajesh Dhall of Dainik Jagran is the new Treasurer by defeating Ravi Kumar Atwal of Dainik Bhaskar by 47 votes.
Karnail S Rana of Punjab Kesari was elected as secretary; Mansa Ram Rawat of Punjabi Tribune was elected as the joint secretary I; and greenhorn Shreyasi Thakur of The Tribune was elected as joint secretary II.