Holds function in memory of Sikh warrior Baba Baghel
The Dal Khalsa held a convention at Gurdwalt village in the memory of Sikh warrior Baba Baghel Singh,who is credited with the unfurling of Nishan Sahib atop the historic Red Fort in 1783 and thus establishing the Sikh rule there.
Apart from being a brave warrior,Bhai Baghel Singh was a strategist and statesman who succeeded in forcing the then Delhi rulers into submission in the battle at Ghanaur,near Patiala in 1778.
Party president Harchranjit Singh Dhami said it was ironic that the Badal family has established a monopoly on all important Sikh institutions. Coining a new terminology to take a dig at the CM and the Deputy CM,he alleged,Badalisation of Sikh politics has led to the denigration of Sikh institutions.
In order to save institutions from further decline and damage,he said,the SGPC elections should not be held on party tickets and symbols.
Speaking on the ongoing controversy about the proposed formation of separate gurdwara management committee in Haryana,Dhami said the sole right whether to remain with the SGPC or to have their own separate body rests on the Sikhs of Haryana.
He condemned the Shiromani Akali Dal for failing to win the trust of Haryana Sikhs. He also flayed the Congress for exploiting the situation to its benefit.