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Amarinder Singh moves EC seeking ban on Majithia’s campaigning

Amarinder demanded the EC to ban Majithia from campaigning in Punjab over his alleged act of distorting the "Gurbani" Tweet This
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Congress candidate Capt. Amarinder Singh and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's brother Surjit Singh Singh Kohli addresses a press conference in Amritsar on Saturday. (PTI) Congress candidate Capt. Amarinder Singh and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's brother Surjit Singh Singh Kohli addresses a press conference in Amritsar on Saturday. (PTI)


Congress’ Amritsar Lok Sabha candidate Amarinder Singh has demanded the Election Commission to ban Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia from campaigning in the state over his alleged act of distorting the “Gurbani” by adding BJP candidate Arun Jaitley’s name into it.

The leader has also written to the Akal Takht, the supreme temporal seat of the Sikhs, asking it to summon Majithia for the alleged blasphemy.

Amarinder wrote to the EC seeking it to ban Majithia “from campaigning along the same lines as it did with BJP’s Amit Shah and SP’s Azam Khan for provocative speeches which hurt the religious sentiments of millions people across the globe.”

Capt Amarinder said the hymns are also the prayer of the Sikh Regiment, infantry regiment of the Indian Army, which he (Amarinder Singh) belonged to.

The Congress leader urged the Akal Takht to take immediate action against Majithia as “it was important lest some people like him think that they can do anything and get away with it”.

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