Nirmal Singh Elected As New President of Chief Khalsa Diwan

CHANDIGARH, Punjab—In the general elections held on February 17, Nirmal Singh got elected as President of the Chief Khalsa Diwan. He defeated his rival Sarbjit Singh by a margin of 33 votes, while securing 176 votes in contrast to the 143 votes of Sarbjit Singh.

The two posts of vice-presidents were bagged by Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar (205) and Amarjit Singh Banga (148), defeating Sukhwinder Singh Walia (141) and Kuljit Singh Sahni (128).  Surinder Singh Rumalianwale (179) and Sawinder Singh Kathunangal (171) occupied the seats of honorary secretary defeating Santokh Singh Sethi (158) and Amarjit Singh Bhatia (119).

Similarly, Harminder Singh won the election for resident president by securing 165 votes in comparison of 151 votes by his Sukhdev Singh Mathewal.

Interacting with the media after sweeping the elections, the newly elected president Nirmal Singh said that his team will make every possible effort to reinstate the dignity Chief Khalsa Diwan like earlier.

It may be recalled here that the total vote count of Chief Khalsa Diwan had fallen to 399 votes from the total 425 votes as 26 bogus votes of CKD members were excluded. In this election, as many as 329 members polled votes, while six CKD members were declared ineligible for being an apostate.


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