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Badal to take up Sikh family attack issue with Modi

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times   Fatehgarh Sahib, October 09, 2013
First Published: 19:33 IST(9/10/2013) | Last Updated: 20:18 IST(9/10/2013)

Condemning the attack on a Sikh family in Gujarat's Bhuj district, Punjab deputy chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Wednesday that chief minister Parkash Singh Badal would take up the matter with his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi.

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Addressing a press conference at the district administrative complex here after attending a ceremony wherein Joginder Pal Singla took charge as chairman of the district planning committee, Fatehgarh Sahib, Sukhbir reiterated the SAD's resolve to extend full security to Sikh families based in other states. He said, "We are already in touch with Modi. The Punjab CM would speak to him in this regard and adequate steps would be taken for the safety of Sikh families settled in other states."

Prominent among those present on the occasion were revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Bassi Pathana MLA justice Nirmal Singh (retd), SAD general secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra and district planning committee, Patiala, chairman Deepinder Singh Dhillon.

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