Claiming that AAP’s “blunder” cannot be undone by an apology, SGPC chief said the party has to bear the consequences for using an image of Golden Temple and a broom (party symbol) on its youth manifesto.
The Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar Thursday announced that they would be moving court against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for “hurting Sikh sentiments”.
Makkar also said the SGPC would seek action against AAP leader Ashish Khetan for comparing the manifesto with Sikh holy scripture Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
“We will be filing court case in Amritsar against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and their leaders Ashish Khetan and Kanwar Sandhu. They have committed blunder which cannot be undone by an apology. They have to bear consequences for hurting Sikh religious sentiments and taking political mileage using photograph of Golden Temple and broom,” said Makkar.
However, when asked about why similar action was not taken against Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia when he distorted gurbani, Makkar termed it as an “unintentional mistake” and claimed that “SGPC is not acting biased”.
“One can speak wrongly in flow and what he (Majithia) said was unintentional. He had only spoken wrong words but AAP has intentionally stuck broom on picture of Golden Temple and then their leader (Khetan) compared political document to Guru Granth Sahib. This will not be pardoned. SGPC rejects all the apologies by AAP and court case will be filed,” he said.
While campaigning for Arun Jaitley in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia had allegedly “distorted” gurbani and replaced its two words with “Arun Jaitley”.