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Punjab Politics

RSS factor triggers war of atrition between BJP and SAD

October 27, 2017 10:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Irked over attack on RSS for celebrating Guru Gobind Singh birthday, the The Bhartiya Janta Party today made a frontal attack on Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) and blamed them for harming Sikh Community more tahn anyone else.  BJP has also challenged SAD to break the alliance and then form government in Punjab.

The comments were made by BJP national general secretary Harjit Singh Grewal while debating on a TV channels on the issue of celebration of Parkash Utsav of Guru Gobind Singh and directive issued by Akal Takht asking Sikhs not to attend the function. He said that he had attended the function as a Sikh and he didnt need any certificate from any authority to probe that he is Sikh.

Without naming SAD and Badal family, Grewal said that everybody knows who is behind issuing of Akal Takht edicts. He also said that he respect Akal Tkaht.He said that SAD would not be form government in Punjab without them. He said that blaming RSS for working against Sikh community was misplaced notion. He alleged that rather SGPC was more responsible for damaging reputation of Sikhs and failing in preaching Sikh values. He said that Sikhs were being attacked in other countries and these are not done by Hindus. He attacked SGPC President Kirpal Singh Badungar for issuing misleading statements about RSS.

Meanwhile SAD General Secretary Virsa Singh Valtoha has rubished Grewal's statement and said that for them order of Akal Takht was supreme and politics come afterwards. He said that it was duty of all Sikhs to obey the order of Akal takht. He said that Grewal was nobody to break the alliance and it is decision of BJP. He said that if BJP had any problem they are free to do so.

The issue of distorting Sikh Jaikara (Slogan) by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also become a conflict between BJP-RSS and Sikh Community. Sikhs have demanded apology from Rajnath Singh.

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