PADA: The persons who said we all have to follow the Gaudiya Matha folks in the first place are -- the entire GBC. The entire GBC declared in 1978 that Sridhara Maharaja is their "senior most advisor" "shiksha guru" and so forth and so on.
Later they said that Narayana Maharaja is their shiksha (and rasika) guru. And there has been many other "advisors" to the GBC's gurus like BV and BP Puri, various Babajis and so on. The GBC guru program also "votes in" gurus which is the system given to them by -- Sridhara Maharaja.
Sorry, there is no evidence we were supposed to go and take shelter of all these GBC shiksha gurus / advisors / rasika tattva teachers / babajis / Chitesvara ghost busters etc. Nor are acharyas voted in, suspended and excommunicated as the current GBC system has done under the orders of the Gaudiya Matha advisors.
Bhakti Caru himself was "voted in" to the GBC guru system by the Gaudiya Matha's "acharya by votes" process. Anyone who does not believe that acharyas are voted in, suspended, falling into debauchee behavior etc. is -- removed from ISKCON. How does it defend gurus to say they are commonly debauchees, as Bhakti Caru's program is teaching? ys pd