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BTC to move HC seeking nod to resume racing

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Bengaluru: The Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) is likely to move the High Court in a day or two, seeking permission to resume racing as the State government has denied a licence for the same.

On Wednesday, while rejecting a contentious proposal to increase membership from 350 to 400, members also asked the committee to take legal recourse.

Meanwhile, sources in the club acknowledged that taking legal recourse, which was the demand of a section of members for a long time, could antagonise the government since the club, apart from licence, also requires support from the State government. “We hope that the government helps us in future,” sources added.

A member, who participated in the meeting on Wednesday where the resolution seeking to increase membership was defeated, said that racing cannot be stopped indefinitely. “Over 3,000 families are directly dependent on racing. The activity has stopped for over two months. However, we hope legal recourse is a short-term measure while in the long term, we need cooperation from the government,” the member said.

However, a senior member said that the government nominees on the board did not object when members suggested legal recourse.

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