New Delhi, July 22, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Government has finally announced holding of Delhi Gurdwara Elections on 22nd August 2021 which were being repeatedly postponed due to Covid-19 epidemic. While giving details on this issue, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Member Mr Inder Mohan Singh said that the Delhi Government has filed an affidavit in today’s hearing before the Hon’ble Delhi High Court intimating therein to hold the Delhi Gurdwara Elections on 22nd August 2021 and declaration of results on 25th August 2021.
Mr Inder Mohan Singh, while quoting Delhi Gurdwara Act and rules, said that due to death of a candidate belonging to a recognized religious party, elections of ward no. 45- Khureji Khas was countermanded.
As such, notification inviting fresh nominations for this ward is required to be issued by 28th July 2021 to complete the election process of this wards and to ensure that elections of all the 46 Gurdwara Wards are held simultaneously on 22nd August, whereas notification for other 45 wards are expected to be issued by 7th August 2021.
Mr. Inder Mohan Singh, while expressing deep anguish on the day to day working of the present management of the DSGMC, said that the Sikh intellectuals of Delhi should come forward and play an active role in these elections and give their valuable contributions to ensure win for only eligible candidates so that the Gurdwara Management should run in a transparent and fair manner and there is a complete stop on the misuse of Gurdwara funds.
He said that the Model Code of Conduct enforced on 31st March 2021 will continue till the entire election process is over. Mr Inder Mohan Singh informed that after the completion of the present term of the DSGMC on 29th March 2021, elections were firstly announced to be held on 25th April 2021 which were postponed due to increase cases of Covid-19 epidemic.
Although there were speculations to hold these elections in this month of July, however the government’s decision to finally announce the date as 22nd August 2021, all if and buts about these elections have come to an end.