After showing their desire to enter the lucrative ISL, Kolkata giant Mohun Bagan said that they would not submit the bid document unless their three demands are met in order to be inducted into the Indian Super League.
According to PTI news report, The former I-League champions collected the Invitation To Bid document on the last day and the deadline to submit it was 25th.
“The Indian constitution has been amended many times after its formation, and similarly here, the dates for a private organisation can also be changed,” Mohun Bagan general secretary Anjan Mitra said, taking a dig at Football Sports Development Limited, a subsidiary of IMG-Reliance that runs the ISL.
“We did not want to give any scope to IMG-R who cannot deny that we have not bought the documents. The date of submission of the bid documents is not a factor to us,” Mitra said after their executive committee meeting.
East Bengal are expected to follow suit as the Maidan heavyweights were bolstered by the backing of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“We are extremely grateful to the chief minister. We have already sent her a letter to show our gratitude,” Mitra said as Mamata had asked them to not bow down under pressure.