Will raise SGPC poll issue in Lok Sabha: Simranjit Singh Mann : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Will raise SGPC poll issue in Lok Sabha: Simranjit Singh Mann

Will raise SGPC poll issue in Lok Sabha: Simranjit Singh Mann

MP Simranjit Singh Mann addresses mediapersons in Bathinda.



Tribune News Service

Bathinda, July 7

The SAD (Amritsar) chief and newly elected MP from Sangrur, Simranjit Singh Mann, today alleged that the Badal family did not allow the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee’s (SGPC) elections for the past 11 years.

Talking to mediapersons here today, the MP said the right of the Sikh community was being violated by not holding elections to the SGPC. He said he would raise the issues of holding the SGPC poll, release of Sikh prisoners and water crisis in Parliament.

The MP claimed that Punjab water was continuously flowing to Haryana and Rajasthan whereas according to the riparian law, if the river passed through the state, the state had the right over the water. “First the Akali Dal, then the Congress and now the Aam Aadmi Party are looting Punjab’s water,” he said. The MP also opposed the setting up of industry near the Mattewara forest.

Rejecting the SIT report on sacrilege incidents, he alleged that the Badals and representatives of the then government had a direct hand.

Mann said the crushing defeat of AAP in the Sangrur Lok Sabha bypoll proved that people preferred a leader who had the interests of Punjab on mind.

“The state government is being run by Raghav Chadha at the behest of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal,” he said.

To a query on the presidential election, the MP said he hoped that Droupadi Murmu, a tribal woman leader, would speak for tribals and Sikh prisoners. He said he would vote after consulting the party leaders.

About The Author

The Tribune News Service brings you the latest news, analysis and insights from the region, India and around the world. Follow the Tribune News Service for a wide-ranging coverage of events as they unfold, with perspective and clarity.

#Sangrur #SGPC #Sikhs #simranjit singh mann


Top News

Kolkata Knight Riders crush Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets to clinch 3rd IPL title

'Super Kings': Kolkata Knight Riders crush Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets to clinch 3rd IPL title

KKR produce a clinical effort with the ball to dismiss SRH f...

Severe cyclone ‘Remal’ barrels towards Bengal coast; over 1 lakh shifted to shelters

Severe cyclone ‘Remal’ barrels towards Bengal coast; over 1 lakh shifted to shelters

Wes Bengal’s coastal areas on high alert; cyclone, accompani...

Army Chief General Manoj Pande gets one-month extension

Army Chief General Manoj Pande gets one-month extension

Appointments Committee of Cabinet approves extension; Gen Pa...

Collegium system ‘undemocratic’, BJP-led NDA will try to scrap it: Former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha

Collegium system ‘undemocratic’, BJP-led NDA will try to scrap it: Former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha

Former Union Minister was addressing an election rally in Ka...


Cities

View All