Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Harjinder Singh Dhami on Thursday appealed to the Gurdwara Elections Commissioner to revise the voter checklist earlier than initiating the election course of to the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC).
He cited a number of irregularities, together with addition of non-Sikhs within the checklist and never placing up photos of voters within the voting checklist. Dhami advised the media that “the election schedule to the HSGMC has been announced in haste without holding any meeting with political parties”.
He mentioned no provision had been saved to register political events for allocation of symbols for the election and that this was being seen as an try and deny registration to the consultant physique of the Sikhs — the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
“This should be corrected, ” he added.
The SGPC President mentioned perusal of the few voting lists had revealed a lot of non-Sikh names who weren’t eligible to vote for the Gurdwara elections.
He mentioned moreover, photos of the voters had not been included within the voter checklist which might make it tough to determine real voters and will lead to malpractices.
Dhami additionally identified that solely 390 cubicles had been earmarked in the complete Haryana for casting of votes within the elections.
“This means voters from an average of 20 villages will vote in one designated booth, ” he mentioned, including this is able to inconvenience the voters enormously.
Dhami additionally mentioned the SGPC had lodged its protest in opposition to the Maharashtra Chief Minister for reconstituting the Sri Hazur Sahib Board.
He mentioned the variety of nominated members within the board had been elevated from two to 12 even because the illustration of the SGPC within the board had been diminished from 4 to 2.