Members of the Sikh Council, Jalandhar, on Tuesday burnt the effigy of BJP leader and former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu for allegedly misquoting Gurbani in Ludhiana recently.
Gurdeep Singh Nagra, a member of the council, said, “The BJP leader has lost his mind. While promoting the propaganda of Hindutva, he has hurt the sentiments of the Sikhs. He is trying to instigate the Sikhs on religious line and such kind of behaviour will not be tolerated.”
The Sikh Council members also submitted a written compliant with the Jalandhar police commissioner and demanded immediate arrest of the BJP leader. The council has alleged that Sidhu has replaced Sikh Guru Arjan Dev’s speeches with that of Arjuna of Mahabharata, thus distorting the Gurubani Shabad.
Avtar Singh, another member of the council, said that being a Sikh himself Sidhu should have refrained from distorting the holy text of the Sikhs. He has played with the sentiments of the Sikhs for his own selfish political gains, he claimed.
Few other Sikh groups burnt the effigies of the BJP leader at Phagwara Gate and Maqsudan as well.
A complaint was also lodged against Sidhu with the Akal Takht in this regard. Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has been requested to conduct an inquiry into the matter.