Tribune News Service
Karnal, August 13
Baljeet Singh Daduwal, supported by senior vp Didar Singh Nalvi, was elected president of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC advert hoc) on Thursday.
The election went peacefully within the historic Chhevin-Nauvin Patshahi Gurdwara, Cheeka, Kaithal, on Thursday.
In a cut-throat election, he defeated Jagbir Singh Khalsa, who was supported by former president Jagdish Singh Jhinda, with solely two votes. Election Officer Darshan Singh Barari confirmed the consequence and stated Daduwal had been declared the winner.
The Election Officer added that as many as 36 members had been eligible for voting.
Of the 36 votes, Daduwal received 19 votes whereas Khalsa obtained 17 votes.
Nalvi congratulated the newly elected president and stated they might strongly contest the case of a separate committee within the Apex Court. Daduwal stated he would make efforts to advertise Punjabi language throughout the state.
The election course of was stopped for an hour when Daduwal filed a grievance to district authorities in opposition to the election officer of being biased. Daduwal raised questions over the validation of 4 votes, saying three individuals have already joined the SGPC and one member has not joined any assembly. Later, at round 2.40 pm, the election course of was began.
Kaithal SP Shashank Kumar Sawan, together with heavy police pressure, remained there to keep up the regulation and order state of affairs.
SDM Kaithal and SDM Cheeka had been additionally appointed there for conducting election peacefully.