Perneet Singh, Tribune News Service
Amritsar, February 21. Intensifying efforts to expedite the process for the election of its new office-bearers, the SGPC today shot off a fresh missive to the Union Home Ministry, seeking an appointment with Home Minister P Chidambaram.
Avtar Singh Makkar, SGPC chief, said the annual SGPC budget had to be passed before March 31, which has to be first cleared by the executive. Ridiculing the Sehajdhari Sikh Party’s claim that the SGPC had misinterpreted the Supreme Court orders, he accused the party of deliberately creating confusion over the issue. SGPC’s senior counsel Gurminder Singh said:
“The Supreme Court has clearly said that the board constituted on December 17 will continue to function, which means it can go ahead with the office-bearers’ elections.”