Terming Haryana government’s move to set up a separate Sikh body on the lines of the SGPC as “ill-conceived”, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said he had sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention in the matter.
“I have sought Prime Minister’s personal intervention to stop the Haryana government from taking any such anti-Sikh decision,” he told a gathering at Baba Bakala, some 35-km from Amritsar.
Badal said he had recently met the Prime Minister to apprise him about the Haryana government’s “ill-conceived” move.
He described Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s recent remarks on setting up of a separate Sikh body in the state as a “deep-rooted conspiracy” to interfere in Sikh community’s affairs.
Badal said he had informed the Prime Minister that the move was not only fundamentally flawed but was also bad in taste.
The move also amounted to violation of the pact signed in April 1959 between Sikh leader Master Tara Singh and the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.