| Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 21 Nov 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Jagir Singh won the Malaysian Gurdwara Council (MGC) presidency for the fifth term when he defeated a spirited challenge by Aman Singh with a vote count of 104 to 63. There were four spoilt votes.
The four vice presidents (VPs) elected unanimously were Prof Dr Rabindarjeet Singh, lawyer Karamjit Singh, Ranjodh Singh and Narinderpal Singh from Ipoh. The house also elected incumbent Jagjit Singh as secretary and Arjan Singh as treasurer, both uncontested. (Corrected).
“The president’s men won,” one delegate told Asia Samachar.
Mohan Singh Himawari, one of the four out-going VPs, was earlier said to be mulling a challenge against Jagir but is said to have backed out at the last minute after a compromise was not reached.
Aman, the MGC representative for Federal Territory, then took on the charge of the rival team.
Another delegate who took part in the meeting said not much interest was shown to issue.
“One issue discussed was on the different dates for Gurpurabs here and at Harmandir Sahib. Otherwise, there was not much interest in issues, just elections,” he told Asia Samachar in a text message.
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