June 13, 2018 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: It is learnt that Simranjit Singh Mann, president of Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann), has withdrawn his offensive utterances about former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayavati. Simranjit Singh Mann has made derogatory and offensive comments while referring to Mayavati during a conference held at Bargari village on 1 June.
Acting Jathedar Bhai Dhian Singh Mand said that Simranjit Singh Mann’s utterances were strongly condemned by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leaders who had requested him to take action in this regard. He said that Simranjit Singh Mann was summoned to appear before him.
He further added that Simranjit Singh Mann has withdrawn his statement saying that he respect the women and he did not mean to what he had said. Bhai Mand siad that is has issued “stern warning” to Simranjit Singh Mann to not to repeat his mistake again.
Notably, Sikh intellectuals had also condemned Simranjit Singh Mann’s utterances against BSP chief Mayavati.
In a written statement issued recently, S. Gurtej Singh (IAS), Dr. Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon, S. Sukhdev Singh Journalist, S. Jaspal Singh Sidhu Journalist and S. Gurpreet Singh (Kendri Sri Guru Singh Sabha) said:
“Simranjit Singh Mann’s invective against Mayawati the honourable ex-chief minister of UP, has disgusted and tormented all Punjabis. Everyone is used to his filthy mind set but this time he has beaten himself to it. Sikhs of the Guru must hang their heads in shame to hear trash about the jagat-janani rightly revered by the Gurus. He once made a singularly disgusting gesture about Babu Kanshi Ram also from a public stage, inviting him to crawl under his groin if Kanshi Ram wanted to help the Sikhs to win elections to the SGPC.”
Related Topics: Bhai Dhian Singh Mand, BSP, Gurtej Singh IAS, Jaspal Singh Sidhu, Mayawati, Prof Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon, Punjab Politics, Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann), Sikh Intellectuals, Simranjit Singh Mann