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HSGMC row: Haryana Sikh committee president, general secretary resign

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- September 04th 2023 10:18 AM -- Updated: September 04th 2023 03:50 PM
HSGMC row: Haryana Sikh committee president, general secretary resign

HSGMC row: Haryana Sikh committee president, general secretary resign

HSGMC row: Amid the ongoing turmoil for the presidential election for the ad hoc Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, the state government extended the deadline for the polls of the Gurdwara Management Committee to September 30 in order allow for the maximum number of votes. 

However, Haryana Sikh committee president president Karamjit Singh and general secretary Gurvinder Dhamija tendered their resignation letters to additional Chief Secretary, Home Department. TVSN Prasad. The resignation letter of the duo has been accepted with immediate effect. 

Candidates who are in fray for Haryana Sikh Committee presidential elections includes: Bhupinder Singh Asandh, Baljit Singh Daduwal, Bibi Kartar Kaur. 

Meanwhile, senior vice president Bhupinder Singh Asandh of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Senior also resigned from his post. Department sources confirmed their resignations. While Karamjit Singh remains unavailable for comment, Dhamija explained that he submitted his resignation in response to allegations of misconduct and an inquiry initiated by the Akal Takht against the president based on his complaint.

The ad-hoc committee was established by the state government in December after the Supreme Court upheld the Act's constitutional validity, tasked with overseeing 52 historical gurdwaras in the state.

Following a recent verbal altercation among committee members at the Ambala Gurdwara, the division within the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) deepened. HSGMC President Karamjit Singh and former President Baljit Singh Daduwal engaged in a public exchange of accusations.

Dhamija, in his capacity, addressed the Akal Takht Jathedar, requesting a 'dope' test for the president, whom he accused of substance abuse.

In parallel, Daduwal wrote to the Chief Minister, urging an investigation into allegations of misappropriating gurdwara funds leveled against Karamjit Singh, claims the president vehemently denies.




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