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Guwahati: Badminton Association of India (BAI) president and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected as the Vice President of Badminton Asia Council (BAC) on Saturday. The 50-year-old got 35 votes from a total of 40 polled. “The BAI president is making his foray in the continental committee and we are sure it will help Badminton Association of India to get added support from the Asian body and work to develop badminton in the region,” said BAI General Secretary Ajay Singhania. The BAC president Anton Subowo also appointed BAI secretary (Tournaments) Omar Rashid, general secretary of Assam Badminton Association (ABA) as the Deputy Chairman of Badminton Asia’s development committee. Sudhakar Vemuri will also assume charge as BAC technical committee deputy chairman.