The “ousted” president of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC), Jagdish Singh Jhinda, on Wednesday accused committee senior vice-president Didar Singh Nalvi of working at the behest of former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. Jhinda asked Nalvi to present details of his funds, including purchasing land in Uttar Pradesh and constructing a house in Mohali, Punjab.
“Nalvi is not concerned about Sikhs of Haryana, as he has procured bought land in Uttar Pradesh. We had opposed Sukhbir Singh Badal’s rally in Pipli, but Nalvi did not oppose it,” he told the media at Dera Kar Sewa here. Jhinda, meanwhile, announced statewide protests against sacrilege incidents in Punjab.
On his “removal” from the headship of the HSGMC, he said a nominated body had no right to remove him.
Nalvi said the allegations against him were baseless. He dared Jhinda to prove the charges about purchasing land in UP and constructing a house in Mohali. “Instead of making allegations, he should present an affidavit at the floor of the HSGMC House.” On his alleged connivance with Badal, Nalvi said: “I was the first person in Haryana to flag a separate committee for Haryana gurdwaras. I had only met Badal as part of a delegation of Sikhs from Haryana for forming a separate committee.”
He accused Jhinda of siphoning off funds collected by members for an advocate who is contesting the case of a separate committee. “He should be the one presenting the details of funds,” Nalvi added.
There is no use finding fault with the EVMs now when the party leadership committed a historic blunder with regard to the overall strategy in the elections. First, it should look within to find out reasons that stopped AAP’s march to power,” Chandigarh-based The Tribune quoted Mann as saying.
21 May 2019
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