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Don’t use religion for political gains, DSGMC chief tells Kejri

Accusing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal of playing divisive politics, Shiromani Akali Dal’s Delhi chief Manjit Singh GK on Tuesday asked him not to use religion for political gains.

india Updated: Jan 13, 2016 11:03 IST

Accusing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal of playing divisive politics, Shiromani Akali Dal’s Delhi chief Manjit Singh GK on Tuesday asked him not to use religion for political gains.

GK, who is also president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, accused Kejriwal of encouraging elements who have been excommunicated from Sikh ‘Panth’ by the Akal Takht.

Referring to a meeting Kejriwal had with Darshan Singh Raagi, GK said “those mixing up with the people who are against the Akal Takht cannot think of any good for Sikhs or the state of Punjab.”

Manjit Singh GK also termed Kejriwal’s plans of holding a political rally at Muktsar during Maghi Mela as “ridiculous” as he didn’t know the history and background of Maghi and was “only going there to eat ‘rewaris’ (sweets).”

Referring to information on compensation disbursed to families of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims, he said the Delhi government has no role as it is simply acting as a ‘post office’ by disbursing the compensation amount released by the BJP-led central government.