A no-confidence motion has been moved against the Chairman of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), the apex marketing body of various district dairy cooperatives that markets Amul brand for alleged mismanagement.

The resolution to bring no-confidence motion against Vipul Chaudhary was signed by 14 out of 17 directors of various district dairy cooperatives and is expected to be taken up at the board meeting on Saturday.

A director, who had signed the resolution, said “Despite protests from several quarters in the Board not to sell cattle feed to Maharashtra, Mr. Chaudhary went ahead with the decision and gave it for free to the neighbouring state.”

“However, when Gujarat was reeling under scarcity and the state government approached the federation for cattle feed, it was provided but not free of cost,” the director said.

“Mismanagement in Mehsana’s Dudhsagar Dairy Board, where Mr. Chaudhary is the chairman, has also come to the fore,” the director said, adding that Mr. Chaudhary had taken several decisions which were against the federation’s constitution.

Mr. Chaudhary had taken over as GCMMF chairman in August 2012.

Repeated attempts to contact Mr. Chaudhary failed. There are three district dairy cooperatives which are backing him. Those who are not signatories to the resolution to move no-confidence motion are Amul Dairy of Anand, Mehsana’s Dudhsagar Dairy and Valsad Dairy.

Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd Chairman Ramsinh Parmar said, “The no-confidence motion against Chaudhary is illegal. Why have they brought the motion? What wrong has he done? Has he caused losses to GCMMF, farmers?”

“Those who have brought the motion are not thinking about the consumers or about marketing,” he said.