Punjab | SGPC Names 44 Sikh Leaders Who Took Sirsa Dera Support in Election

Past the Punjab state assembly elections, the Sikh political leaders of the various constituency have come under the scanner of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for taking undue support from the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda to contest elections.

After a thorough investigation, the top clergies of SGPC has come up with a list of 44 Sikh leaders who were involved with the Dera and have been asked to appear in front of the Akal Takth on April 17 to give away their clarifications. The Sikh Gurdwara body has issued two separate lists of defaulters, one has the list of leaders who had gone to Dera Sacha Sauda and another one with the names of those were present in the workers meeting in the Dera headquaters in Sirsa.

Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar of Akal Takht has released the list of Sikh leaders (29 from SAD, 14 of Congress and one of AAP) who are at fault.

Sikh leaders who took Dera help

 Congress                            

Rajinder Kaur Bhattal

Amarinder Singh

Raja Warring

Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

Khushbaz Singh Jattana

 

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)      

Narinder Singh Sandha

 

SAD                                      

Sikander Singh Maluka

Janmeja Singh Sekhon

Parminder Singh Dhindsa

Surjit Singh Rakhra

Role of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC)

To get the names of the Sikh leaders who have violated Akal Takht directives in 2007, the President of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) had also formed a sub-committee. As per the SGPC directions, Sikhs cannot have any sort of religious, social or any political links with Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the leader of Dera Sacha Sauda.

Previous to this, ‘jahtedars’ were appointed by the Sarbat Khalsa to issue the list of Sikhs for violating 2007 directives of the Akal Takht. That time also the list had a total of 39 names of the leaders, maximum of 27 from SAD, 11 from the Congress and one from AAP.

Source: Times of India

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