April 12, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Jalandhar, Punjab (April 12, 2014): According to media reports Sant Samaj and Damdami Taksal (Mehta) are still undecided over supporting Shiromani Akal Dal (Badal) candidates in the Lok Sabha Elections 2014.
Sant Samaj is currently headed by Baba Harnam Singh Dhumma, chief of Mehta faction of Damdami Taksal. Baba Harman Singh and other leaders of the Sant Samaj had actively campaigned for Badal Dal-BJP combine candidates in 2012 Punjab Vidhan Sabha (assembly) elections.
Sant Samaj and Damdami Taksal are said to be in a fix over inclusion of Hindutva and anti-minority agendas in Election manifesto of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP).
In it’s election manifesto BJP has declared to built Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. It has also declared to form Uniform Civil Code (UCC) for the country which would be harmful for the minorities. The Hindutva party has declared to delete Article 370 of Indian constitution, which extends ‘special status’ to Kashmir.
It is being said that many sections in the Sanj Samaj and the Damdami Takal are under pressure from some sections of Sikh diaspora for not to support BJP’s agenda.
Moreover, there are reports that the Sant Samaj leaders are ‘unsatisfied’ with the Badal Dal as their demand to revert back Nanakshahi calendar in to Bikrami calendar was not yet met. Though it would be Akal Takht Jathedar who could make an announce in this regard but the key lies with the Badal Dal that is currently controlling the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC). Sant Samaj and Damdami Taksal (Mehta) leaders were pressing the SGPC and Akal Takht Jathedar to meet their demand but the Akal Takht Jathedar has put the issue on hold.
As per information Badal Dal president Sukhbir Badal has intensified his efforts to convince Sant Samaj and Damdami Taksal to gain their active support.
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