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Parekh and Bhansali Win Seats on GJEPC's Diamond Panel

09 october 2012

Two diamantaires from Surat, Dinesh Navadia and Pravin Nanavaty, who were contesting the Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) polls for the first time, were defeated by their Mumbai counterparts, Rapaport reports citing Times of India.
Navadia, who is the president of Surat Diamond Association (SDA), and Nanavaty were contesting  the diamond panel, the key body of the GJEPC, which is responsible for taking policy decisions related to import and export of diamonds, introducing new schemes and policies for the industry.
In the results declared last week, Navadia and Nanavaty were defeated by Mumbai's diamond traders, Saunak Parekh from Mahendra Brothers and Nirav Bhansali from Prism Enterprise. While Navadia received  119 votes, Parekh earned 498 votes. Nanavaty achieved only 70 votes as against 424 polled in favor of Bhansali.
It was the first time since the formation of GJEPC in 1966 that candidates from Surat contested the diamond panel election with the primary aim of taking the issues concerning  small and medium diamond manufacturers at the national level.
Their defeat has upset small and medium manufacturers in the city.