Makkar: Maharashtra govt interfering in Hazoor Sahib

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Mar 27, 2015 09:28 IST

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has taken strong exception to recent reports that the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra is planning to take control of the Takht Hazoor Sahib management board at Nanded.

In an informal interaction with the media here on Thursday, Makkar claimed that the government had already carried out certain amendments in the board’s constitution with the motive of increasing its influence in the managing committee (board) of the Takht.

He claimed that the government was keen on appointing Tara Singh, a Maharashtra Sikh, as chief administrator of the board that manages the affairs of this Takht. He made it clear that this move would be opposed as Tara Singh was not a member of the board.

Tara Singh is a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). “As per rules, only a board member can be appointed its chief administrator. An outsider cannot hold this post,” he added.

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