Amritsar , November 29, 2017 : Senior Akali leader and former Minister has been elected the president of the SGPC by defeating Amrik Singh Shapur with a big margin of votes. Longowal hot 154 votes while Shahpur couild only 15 votes. He replaced Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar who completed his one year term this month.
The decision to elect the president was the result of the voting for the Sikh religious body known as the Parliament of the Sikhs.
Badungar is out, Gobind Singh Longowal elected new present of SGPC
169 members were present in the meeting out of total number of 178 members of the General House .
The meeting began after performing Ardas in the present of Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
Jathedar Akal Takhat and Jathedars of four Takhats were also present bu they did not vote as per tradition.
Hardip Singh Mohali boycotted the election alleging that both the factions are doing politics.
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