Even after three days of rumours about resignation of religious preacher Baljit Singh Daduwal as ad-hoc member of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC), it hasn’t reached the office of the committee till date. Daduwal himself was mum on the issue when his relatives met him in jail.
Even as a hand-written page in Punjabi is being circulated among media circles, Didar Singh Nalwi, senior vice-president HSGMC, said: “First of all, news about his resignation is false and secondly even if he has written any such resignation letter, we have not received it.
Even if we receive it, we will not even think of it till the time Daduwal comes in person before us. It is the prerogative of the HSGMC whether to accept any resignation or not.”
Today family members of Daduwal met him inside Faridkot jail. However after meeting him, Gurmeet Singh, Daduwal’s father-in-law, said: “He did not say anything about his resignation. He himself will clarify once he comes out. So we cannot say anything.”
The one-page resignation written in Punjabi has not been addressed to anyone and a plain letter says that since the president, Jagdish Singh Jhinda, got involved in political activities and even announced to contest on Congress ticket, so he (Daduwal) resigned from the membership of HSGMC.
Nalwi said: “Is the resignation addressed to anyone? I doubt it is, so it is a fake letter being circulated by police at the behest of Punjab government just because Daduwal supported HSGMC.”
Meanwhile after meeting Daduwal, his family members and even other supporters lodged a protest outside the jail and raised slogans against SGPC and Punjab government.