SAD leaders Tuesday hit out at the Haryana government saying that it followed a collision course with the Akal Takht and that it should now be prepared for the consequences.
Addressing Sikh leaders who are not based in Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal made it clear that the “sangat” in Amritsar on July 27 would give its final nod for the “morcha” to be launched to correct the “historic wrong”committed by the Haryana government. Badal said the “Haryana government would be responsible for the consequences”. He, however, appealed to people to maintain peace and communal harmony.
He said the Khalsa panth would never tolerate any interference in its religious affairs. “The Akal Takht is supreme for us. Sikhs worldwide obey it. Even Maharaja Ranjit Singh had to appear before it as a humble Sikh when summoned. It is intolerable for us if anybody tries to challenge the authority of the Akal Takht,” he said.
The Chief Minister blamed the Gandhi family for the ongoing SGPC row.