The move indicates imposing one of the Sarna brothers as president of the committee with the support of the Congress, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal has said. "The SAD wants the union ministry of home affairs to hold the DGMSC elections at the earliest," Sukhbir stated here on Tuesday.
"The ministry postponed the DGMSC elections on one or the other pretext and the Delhi high court had to intervene finally to order elections by December 31," Sukhbir added. "Realising that the Sarnas could be wiped out in the elections, the Delhi government has come to their rescue to keep them in the power illegally by making amendment in the Act."
Opposing the amendment seeking direct election to the post of the DSGMC president, Sukhbir said in every democracy, the leader of the house was elected by the majority, and the DGMSC could not be an exception, as its president elected directly might not enjoy the support of the majority of members.
Sukhbir said he would take chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, Akali parliamentarians, and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, requesting them to stop the Delhi government move and hold elections before December 31 as the court had ordered.