The Shiromani Akal Dal (SAD) has rejected the resolutions passed at ‘Sarbat Khalsa’, claiming these are “part of a deep-rooted conspiracy to disturb the hard-earned atmosphere of peace and communal harmony”, and alleged Congress “conspiracy” behind the event.
“The gathering was the direct outcome of conspiracy and complicity of the anti-Panthic Congress party, whose leaders gleefully clapped their hands,” SAD said in a statement on Wednesday.
Such is the low to which the Congress has stooped in its “anti-Sikh and anti-Punjab designs” that its senior leaders including legislators and workers took part in the gathering in large numbers, it said.
“This was a clear proof of their active role in the organisation of the function which served to set panic in the minds of peace-loving Punjabis,” SAD said.
The resolutions are “part of a deep rooted conspiracy to disturb the hard-earned atmosphere of peace and communal harmony in Punjab and to push the Sikhs and the whole of Punjab back into the dark era of bloodshed, murder and mayhem”, the Parkash Singh Badal-led party said.
The SAD is firmly of the view that the organisers passed these resolutions in order to create an atmosphere by which the fast process of development and progress in the state isstalled and the unprecedented flow of investments that have started pouring into the state is stopped.
“It is an attempt to scare away investments from Punjab and in that respect the organisers are guilty of playing with the future of Punjabi youth by trying to block freshemployment opportunities which investments bring in their wake,” the party said in a release here.
“This is being done to provide the Congress a talking point about non-development and non-investment in Punjab. But this will not be allowed to succeed. Wheels of progress and development will continue with greater zeal and speed,” SAD said.
Opening front against SGPC, several Sikh outfits and hardline groups had yesterday convened what they called ‘Sarbat Khalsa’, a grand assembly of Sikhs, at Chabba village, about 10 kms from the holy city, and appointed Jagtar Singh Hawara, the convict in Beant Singh assassination case, as jathedar of Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhs.
The congregation, in its over seven-hour meeting, passed around ten resolutions.