Despite opposition from the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the Punjab Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution seeking to expedite elections to the cash-rich Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).
The demand for elections to the SGPC was raised by legislator 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.
With most SGPC members affiliated to the SAD, the party has controlled the Sikh body over the past few decades.
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