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Jagir Kaur back as SGPC chief

September 23, 2004 11:49 IST
Last Updated: September 23, 2004 20:05 IST

Shiromani Akali Dal legislator Bibi Jagir Kaur wason Thursdayelectedpresident of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee. This comesfour years after she quit the post following a controversy over her daughter's mysterious death.

Kaur, who has been elected unopposed, is an MLA from Bolath in Kapurthala district of Punjab

Kaur was the first woman to be electedpresident of SGPC in March 1999. She continued in the postuntil November 2000, when she was embroiled in a controversy over her daughter Harpreet's death. The case is still pending in the court.

Kaur's candidature was proposed by senior SAD leader Sukhdev Singh Bhaur and seconded by Harshwinder Singh duringSGPC's annual presidential election on the Golden Temple premises here.

The post of SGPC chiefwas lying vacant since March 31 this year after the death of Akali stalwart Gurcharan Singh Tohra.

The other members who were elected unopposed were Gurpal Singh Gora (senior vice-president), Kewal Singh Badal (junior vice-president) and Sukhdev Singh Bhaur (general secretary).

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