Birinder Singh Gill (Gilly) was elected as the new president of the Chandigarh Golf Club (CGC) on Monday. Gill defeated Tegvir Singh Sibia by a margin of 64 votes for the top post in the elections held here on Sunday.
Of the 1,030 votes polled, Gill secured 545 votes, while his rival Sibia had 481 votes. Four votes were declared invalid.
This will be the third term for the 54-year-old advocate, who has earlier remained president of the club in 2009-10 and 2010-11.
Elated Gill promised to fulfil his election promises and said his team would be working for the overall development of the club.
“We have made four major promises during the elections and will work on achieving our goals. The development of the course and catering to its needs is on top of our agenda. We will also develop the junior programmes being run by the club and will also endeavour to improve the catering services. Lastly, we will add more activities at the club,” said Gill.
The results for the 11-member management committee were also announced in which Gilly group dominated by claiming six seats, Sibia group got four members elected, and one seat was bagged by independent candidate Jyoti Singh.
IPS Mann of Gilly group polled 646 votes, highest votes among the candidate members, while Dr BR Jain polled the least with 404 votes.
Ravinder Singh Virk polled 613 votes, followed by Jyoti Singh with 588 votes. Dr GS Kochhar secured 526 votes, while SPS Ghai (Nippy) polled 500 votes. HS Kang (470 votes), Alamgir Singh Grewal (467), Jaspal Singh Sidhu (461), Balbir Singh Mangat (431) and Amarinder Singh Aulakh (420) were the other elected members of the management committee.
IPS Mann, Ravinder S Virk, SPS Ghai, Jaspal S Sidhu, Balbir S Mangat and Dr BR Jain belong to Gilly group among the management committee, while Dr GS Kochhar, HS Kang, Alamgir Singh Grewal and Amrinder Singh Aulakh belong to Sibia group.