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Punjab Assembly passes resolution seeking SGPC polls

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Despite opposition from the (SAD), the Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution seeking to expedite elections to the cash-rich (SGPC).

The Assembly has asked to meet in this regard.

The SGPC, the highest religious body of the Sikh community, controls gurdwaras in Punjab, and and has an annual budget of over Rs 1,200 crore.

The demand for elections to the SGPC was raised by H.S. Phoolka, who pointed out that its term had ended in 2016.

However, the Akali Dal legislators objected to the demand, saying that Phoolka had resigned from the Assembly two months ago.

It was clarified that Phoolka was still a member of the house as his resignation had not been accepted by

With most SGPC members affiliated to the SAD, the party has controlled the Sikh body over the past few decades.

Even the SGPC is appointed with the blessings of the Akali Dal top leadership - former and his son, (President).

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 14:34 IST
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