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Sikhs demand representation in Govt

india Updated: Dec 29, 2006 17:05 IST
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SIKH COMMUNITY of the State has threatened to agitate if they are not given representation in the cabinet. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, the representatives of various Sikh bodies from across the State said that the BJP has ignored the Sikhs despite the fact that two legislators of the community were elected to the Assembly.

The Chairman of Gurusindh Sabha Indore Gurdip Singh Bhati and Chairman of MP Sikh Sangat Ranjeet Singh said that during the last three years, the promises made to the community have remained unfulfilled.

“The Sikhs had given overwhelming support to the party during the last assembly elections but they have no representation in the council of ministers not their problems redressed”, said the MP sikh Sangat office-bearers at a press conference in Arera Colony Gurudwara.

The Sikhs lamented that their no minister pays heed to their demand and everyone passes the buck. They also said that the community would exercise their vote in full strength in the upcoming assembly elections in UP, Punjab and Haryana.

“Apart from making a Sikh the Prime Minister, the Congress also gave important positions to Sikhs in the union government but the State government has overlooked them”, said Ranjeet Singh.