New Delhi: A Sikh delegation led by former DSGMC chief Paramjit Singh Sarna today met BJP president Rajnath Singh and apprised him of the plight of Sikh farmers in Gujarat.
Sarna, in a memorandum to Rajnath Singh, said: “We are pained to point out the fate of Sikh farmers in your party-ruled state of Gujarat, which is headed by one of your top leaders, Narendra Modi, who is seen as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate. It was expected that like other states in India, Sikhs in Gujarat would get a fair and equal opportunity to follow the vocation of their choice.”
Sarna said the Gujarat government was apparently following an anti-minority policy to drive out the Sikh farmers from Kutch.
Sarna pointed out that “earlier at Pathankot, Modi had indirectly spoken against the Anand Marriage Act while in Ludhiana, he had indicated his opposition to Punjab’s claims on riverwaters by describing them as national resources.” Sarna told Rajnath Singh that “your party needs to win the confidence of minorities by following the policies of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.” Sarna said he would be forced to approach Akal Takht for non-cooperation against Modi in view of his ‘anti-Sikh’ activities.
Source: The Tribune