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Gatka Association & Punjabi Cultural Council hails victory of Sikh and Punjabi Candidates in UK

June 12, 2017 | By

Chandigarh: Hailing the success of Sikhs and Punjabis in UK parliamentary elections, the Gatka Association of India and Punjabi Cultural Council have extended warm congratulations to Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi – the first turban-wearing Sikh MP, Preet Kaur Gill – the first Sikh woman MP, Seema Malhotra and Varinder Sharma over their impressive victory in election to the House of Commons.

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi becomes first Dastar wearing Sikh to be elected to British Parliament

In a joint statement Gatka Association of India President Harjeet Singh Grewal and Punjabi Cultural Council Vice Chairman Raghbir Sharma has sent rousing felicitations to Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, Preet Kaur Gill, Seema Malhotra and Varinder Sharma on their thumping success in the recent UK elections.

They said the electorates of Slough constituency has elected a dedicated, hard worker and young representative Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi for the British parliament.

Preet Kaur Gill [File Photo]

Gatka promoter Harjit Singh Grewal asserted that now Sikhs and Punjabis would have an effective voice in UK Parliament as both Dhesi and Gill are well respected within the community and are in touch with Gurdwaras’ sangats.

“They understand current issues and problems being faced by the community. Also they are very articulate having vast knowledge and immense potential to raise the voice of diaspora in the House of Commons”, he added.

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