LUDHIANA : Pointing an accusing finger towards SAD-B leadership for undue interference in the affairs of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee which had led to ugly incidents of violence, the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit said that Parkash Singh Badal and his government should not interfere in elections of political or religious bodies in other states.
Dixit, who was in the city to participate in a function organized by Nehru Sidhant Kendra, told media persons that she had not read the letter, said to have been written by Badal to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Badal had reportedly written to the prime minister to complain that Congress government in Delhi was interfering in Delhi Gurudwara elections for its vested political interests. The Punjab chief minister had further maintained that the proposed amendment to Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Act was the underlying reason for acts of violence at Gurudwara Rakabganj.
Dixit asserted that her government was well within its right to carry out the amendment in the act. “We shall go ahead with the amendment which is in larger interest of the Sikh population in Delhi,” she said.
On the clashes in Gurudwara Rakabganj, the Delhi chief minister said action was being taken as per the law against the law-breakers. Dixit remarked that her government was aware of its responsibility while advising her counterpart in Punjab (Badal) to better take care of his own state rather than finding faults with Delhi government.