Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Akali Dal (1920) has called upon all rival Akali Dals to come on a common platform to initiate the second gurdwara reform movement. General Secretary Raghbir Singh, flanked by former Chairman Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission Kashmir Singh Patti, said here yesterday that the SAD and the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) had failed to fulfil the expectations of the people.
He added that this was the reason why the members of the Sikh community in Haryana were adamant on constituting a separate management committee to manage Sikh shrines in the state.
He said the second reform movement would cleanse the system of numerous ills like nepotism in politics, enactment of the All-India Sikh Gurdwara Act (AISGA) and Sikh masses would be more connected to the Sikh religious institutions. He claims that about 10 dormant Akali leaders, formerly belonging to the SAD and the dissolved SAD (Longowal) had joined his party.