February 1, 2020 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Jalandhar: Taking a dig at all splinter factions of Shiromani Akali Dal for lending direct or tactical support to the BJP in the ensuing Delhi assembly polls scheduled for Feb 8, the Dal Khalsa said the so-called saviours of Panth have turned out to be saviours of selfish political interests.
What Badals did with the Sikh Students Federations, BJP has done with the SAD, said party Spokesman Kanwar Pal Singh. By using state power Badal’s corrupted federation leaders bringing them to their mercy. After acquiring absolute power, the BJP did the same with Akali leaders.
To divide and conquer, Badals disintegrated Sikh Students Federation in Punjab into several groups either through allurement and arm-twisting thus destroying the collective youth power. All Federation factions succumbed to the Badal tactics to get their share of space in power, sacrificing all that they stood for and by default strengthened the Badal’s stranglehold on all Sikh institutions.
History has repeated itself. Now it is ‘Akalis’ who have been disintegrated into small factions by the powers at centre either through allurement or arm-twisting, observed the Dal Khalsa leader. “At present Akali Dal is split into six factions and out of it four were desperate to get blessings of BJP. Some have been lured by BJP Govt’s help during SGPC and others in DSGMC ensuing polls”.
While minorities and regional identities across the country are rising in protest against CAA and NRC, the SAD was shamelessly leaning on the BJP damaging the interests of the Sikh community. “At the time when the tyrannical regime of Modi-Shah was unleashing brutality on students of Jamia and JNU threatening their lives, the Akali’s support to BJP had shamed the Sikhs”.
Kanwar Pal Singh said the Akalis have failed the Sikhs as they had mortgaged Sikh interests to the Hindutva government. The irony of the situation is that despite baying for each other’s blood, warring Akalis had agreed to work under BJP command”.
He apprehended that the Akali Dal Taksali and Akali stalwart SS Dhindsa too looks moving closer to joining BJP’s bandwagon. Cautioning father-son, he said we could only hope that Dhindsa would think hundred times before going the Sukhbir-Manjit Singh GK route”.
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