Anandpur Sahib MP Ravneet Singh Bittu on Saturday hailed the Punjab government's decision to ban the controversial film 'Sadda Haq'.
Talking to mediapersons at Rupnagar, Bittu said it was extremely unfortunate that Guru Gobind Singh and martyrs Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were equated with extremists Balwant Singh Rajoana and Jagtar Singh Hawara in a song in the film, which had caused resentment among Sikhs.
He said the Punjab government had taken a wise decision by banning the film in the state as there was strong apprehension of breach of peace if the film was allowed to screen in theatres.
Maintaining that he was not against producer or director of the film, Bittu said he had no objection to the screening of the film in theatres if certain objectionable scenes were removed from it.
He alleged that Shiromani Akali Dal had adopted dual policy over the film for political gains. "The Akali Dal government had banned the film while the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), which was controlled by the Akali Dal, has cleared the same. Even the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, which is also controlled by the Akali Dal, has honoured the producer and actors of the film," Bittu said.
In reply to a question, Bittu said the state government was misleading people over reduction of property tax in urban areas and it would impose heavy property tax at a later stage.
He added that the Congress would continue to vehemently oppose the imposition of property tax in the state.