Badals attacks Congress on HSGPC issue
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Terming the nomination of Haryana Sikh Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (HSGPC) as ‘Congress’s plan to wrest control of Haryana gurudwaras, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has said that the the move will be countered at an appropriate time after deliberations with Sikh clergy.
“The efforts of Haryana government to wrest the control of Gurdwaras through its remote controlled ‘modern Mahants’ would not be tolerated at any cost. The future course of action to oppose this sinister move of Congress at appropriate time would be decided after due deliberations with the Sikh panth ( Sikh
clergy),” Parkash Singh Badal said in Lambi , Punjab .
Badal said that if due care was not taken to assuage the religious sentiments of Sikhs, which have been deeply hurt by this anti-Sikh step of Haryana government, then relevant strategy would be chalked out regarding the protest in consultation with the Sikh Panth (Sikh religion).
“The step of Haryana government was aimed at weakening this august body.Ever since independence the Congress party has attacked Punjab politically, socially, economically and even religiously. Badal said that by constituting separate committee for management of Gurdwaras in the state, the Congress has inflicted a third major blow to Sikh psyche, which could not be tolerated at any cost.
“The step of Haryana government was undemocratic as the people rejected by the Sikh electorate have been handed over the reins of Gurdwaras through this move. These agents of Congress had championed the cause of separate committee in Haryana but the wise voters of Haryana had foiled their plans by rejecting them in the SGPC elections. The Sikhs of Haryana had voted in the favor of Shiromani Akali Dal by routing these Congress agents from all the 11 seats of the state,” Badal said.
The Chief Minister said that due to the anti-Punjab stance of the previous UPA government, state’s economy had passed through the worst phase in the last decade.
He said that the discriminatory policies of the UPA had completely shattered the agrarian economy of Punjab adding that even the UPA’s policy to grant fiscal incentives states led to the flight of industry from the state.
[box border=”full”]Sukhbir warns HSGPCPunjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday appealed the union government to take appropriate steps to prevent the atmosphere from vitiating further as the HSGMC leaders are issuing threatening statements.”Contress sponsored provocation is self-indicative of the fact that these dejected Sikh leaders believe in confrontation and wants to disrupt the peace and tranquillity in the Sikh shrines of Haryana,” Sukhbir Badal said.Badal said that infamous activities of Haryana government were aimed at weakening this august religious body Akal Takht. Badal said that by constituting separate committee for management of Gurdwaras in the state, the Congress has inflicted a third major assault on the Sikhs after Operation Blue Star and 1984 anti-Sikh riots which could not be tolerated at any cost.It is worth mentioning here that the HSGPC head Jagdish Singh Jhinda on Friday had said that SGPC is compelling them (Haryana Sikhs) to take the violence route. He had also said that if SGPC failed to vacate the gurudwaras, anything can happen anytime.[/box]