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Rajaona refused to extend support any of the contestants in Delhi Sikh elections

January 22, 2013 | By

Rajpura/Patiala, Punjab (January 22, 2013): Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana, who was brought to Rajpura by Punjab police under tight security on January 21, 2013 for court appearance in two different cases, has reportedly told media persons that he would not support any of the contestants in Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) polls that are scheduled to be held on January 27, 2013.

Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana in police custody

As per a news report published in Daily Ajit (a Punjabi newspaper published from Jalandhar) Bhai Rajoana was replying to the question posed by some journalist.

He reportedly said that one party is connected with anti-Sikh Congress while the other party while the other party is also unclean. He was referring to factions of Shiromani Akali Dal led by Sarna Brothers of Delhi and Badal family of Punjab.

It is notable in last Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) elections that were held in September 2011 Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana had supported the candidates of Shriomani Akali Dal led by Babal Family, but this time he has apparently detached himself from the polls of DSGMC.

SGPC manages the affairs of historic Sikh Gurudwaras located in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pardesh and Chandgiarh where as DSGMC manages the affairs of Sikh Gurudwaras in Delhi. Both are statutory bodies formed under different enactments and the their members are elected by the votes of registered Sikh voters.

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