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Tohra to be new SGPC president

July 16, 2003 15:15 IST
Last Updated: July 16, 2003 15:37 IST

Senior Akali leader Gurcharan Singh Tohra will be the new president of Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee.

Shiromani Akali Dal president and former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal announced this on Wednesday in Delhi.

Kirpal Singh Badungar, who is the current president of the SGPC,will resign on Thursday.

Badal said Badungar would submit his resignation to the SGPC executive committee.

The changes comein the wake of the recent unitymoves the two factions of the Akali Dal -- one led by Badal and otherledby Tohra.

Badungar said he had taken up the presidentship of the SGPC as per the party direction. He was ready to take up any assignment the high command might give, he added.

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