SGPC likely to replace Avtar Singh Makkar on November 5

AMRITSAR SAHIB—Keeping focus on the upcoming assembly polls, the Punjab government has written a letter to the Union Home Ministry of India to fix the date for convening the SGPC house at the earliest. The step is being considered as an attempt to consolidate the Panthik vote bank by replacing current SGPC President Avtar Makkar.


The Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar is likely to convene the SGPC House on November 5 to elect new SGPC President and other office bearers.  Around 170 SGPC members of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) will elect the new SGPC President and other office bearers.

As per the reports available from internal sources within the SGPC, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) is keen to appoint its loyal leader Sewa Singh Sekhwan with an eye to consolidate the outraged Panthik vote bank.  Sewa Singh Sekhwan had been the former Education Minister in Punjab Government.

The Supreme Court had dismissed the petition regarding voting right for ‘Sehajdhari Sikhs’ in SGPC elections after the amendment brought to the Sikh Gurdwara Act-1925 by the Narendra Modi led Union government of India. The Bill regarding amendment to the Sikh Gurdwara Act was passed in the both Parliaments of India.


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