Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here on Monday that the Congress and the party of Arvind Kejriwal had ganged up to fulfill the age-old dream of the anti-Sikh forces to gain control over the religious affairs of the Sikh community against mandate of the Sikh masses. “Everyone can now see the desperate scale of interest which these parties have betrayed in grabbing control over the most sacred Sikh shrines and to convert the highest seats of authority in Sikh religion into the mouth-pieces of the anti-Sikh forces, exactly as the British had done before the Gurdwara Sudhar Lehar.
The Congress-AAP bluff has been called and now they can no longer hide their secret agenda and befool the masses,” said Badal in a statement here on Monday afternoon. The Chief Minister challenged both the Congress and its camp-follower, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to display courage to openly seek a mandate from the Sikh masses by contesting the forthcoming SGPC general elections. The Chief Minister also said it could not have been a mere coincidence that the Congress and AAP had identical stands on all other issues too like the SYL, Punjabi-speaking areas left out of the state, release of Sikh prisoners, drugs, and non-interference in the religious affairs of all communities, especially the minorities.
Reacting to the passage of the Sikh Gurdwara (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday, Badal welcomed the development as ‘historic’ and thanked all those who supported the Sikh cause. “This has undone a historic distortion in the Sikh religious affairs and in the management of the Sikh shrines. This will remove all unnecessary confusion on the issue. The Congress had always hatched conspiracies to dilute or destroy established Sikh institutions gained through countless sacrifices by Sikh masses and by leaders of the stature of Baba Kharak SIngh and Master Singh. Now, the AAP has joined it to strengthen anti-Sikh elements,” said the Chief Minister. Badal challenged Congress and AAP to display courage to openly seek a mandate by contesting the SGPC general elections Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal along with other dignatories during a private event in Kapurthala on Monday. DP
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