Harjinder Singh Dhami is new SGPC president
Dhami succeeded Bibi Jagir Kaur as the president of the SGPC.
During a general house annual meeting of the SGPC at Teja Singh Samundri Hall here, the name of Dhami was proposed by SGPC senior vice-president Surjit Singh Bhhitewad and another member Harwinder Singh Khalsa.
After his name was proposed for the SGPC chief’s post, some members from the opposition camp raised an objection and demanded polling by secret ballot.
One member did not take part in the voting process. The other officer-bearers who were elected include Gurjit Singh Virk (senior vice-president), Surinder Singh (junior vice-president) and Karnail Singh Panjoli (general secretary). The SGPC general house of 191 members comprises 170 elected by Sikh voters, 15 co-opted and six sitting heads of Sikh temporal seats and the Golden Temple head priest.
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