Terming Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal’s meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the issue of the demolition of “Piao” at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib as a mere ‘political drama”, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday said the SAD president should have demanded stern action against BJP controlled Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), which is solely responsible for the entire act.
“Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and BJP should immediately tender an apology to the Sikh Community for misleading people on the demolition at historic Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib at Chandni Chowk in New Delhi on Wednesday”, AAP leader Sanjay Singh in Chandigarh said.
Reacting on the proposed dharnas of SAD in each district of Punjab against demolition of “Piao”, Sanjay Singh dared Sukhbir to launch agitation against BJP controlled MCD, that too in Delhi, if he was serious on the issue.
“People of Punjab are smart enough to understand the ‘drama’ of Akalis, who have already lost their political ground in Punjab. People of Punjab will give the SAD-BJP alliance a befitting reply in 2017 state Assembly poll”, AAP leader added,
“It is a deliberate attempt by SAD-BJP to flare up communal tension by misleading the people on a religious matter in which AAP has no role to play”, Sanjay Singh alleged.
It is pertinent to mention here that on Wednesday the Piao (drinking water booth) of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in the heart of Chandni Chowk was forcefully demolished by bull dozers by BJP controlled MCD with the support of Police.
The BJP controlled MCD was acting on the directions of Delhi High Court. The high court has also issued contempt notice against Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Chief Manjit Singh GK and SAD leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa.
The Piao served as a water drinking area for lakhs of people visiting the religious place of worship of the Sikhs.