Haryana House passes Bill for separate SGPC

The House ignored the Amritsar-based SGPC’s decision to form a separate 11-member panel for Haryana.

Written by MUKESH BHARDWAJ | Chandigarh | Published: July 12, 2014 1:02:10 am

Amid protests by Opposition INLD and BJP, the Haryana government on Friday passed the controversial Bill for a separate Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee. The Bill will pave the way for a separate gurdwara parbandhak committee for the management of Haryana gurdwaras.

The House ignored the Amritsar-based SGPC’s decision to form a separate 11-member panel for Haryana on Friday. The Bill was passed in absence of both INLD and BJP members, as they walked out before it was put to vote. The INLD maintained that the Bill was not needed when the SGPC has already formed a separate sub-committee for Haryana.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is opposed to a separate SGPC.

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