Akali Dal releases agenda for gurdwara panel pollAugust 20th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab Saturday released its agenda for the next month’s Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) poll calling for the supremacy of the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion, and the use of Internet for preaching Sikhism.
Releasing the ‘Panthic agenda’ of the party at a function to mark the 26th death anniversary of Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowal at his village (Longowal) in Sangrur district, Akali Dal patron and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that it was only their party which stood by the SGPC since its inception in 1920.
Through the agenda, Badal appealed to Sikh masses to maintain the supremacy of Akal Takht, management of Sikh Shrines in the best possible way and up-gradation of Sikh educational institutions.
Seeking support for Akali Dal candidates for the Sep 18 SGPC poll, Badal urged Sikhs to defeat forces propped up by the Congress. He said that the Congress had been trying for a number of years to interfere in Sikh religious affairs.
He said that the SGPC was involved in a number of development projects for the gurdwaras managed by it in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh and educational institutions run by it.
The SGPC, called mini-parliament of Sikh religion, has an annual budget of nearly Rs.580 crore.
- Ajay Devgn agrees to cut objectionable dialogue from 'Son of Sardar' - Sep 04, 2012
- Akalis claim clean sweep in SGPC polls - Sep 19, 2011
- Security stepped up around Haryana gurdwaras - Sep 13, 2010
- Punjab at crossroads: Sikh clergy gives in to radical rhetoric (Punjab Newsletter) - Jun 08, 2012
- Badal conferred highest Sikh title, radicals cry foul - Dec 05, 2011
- Gurdwara committee polls slated for Sep 18 - Jul 28, 2011
- Non-baptised Sikhs can vote in SGPC polls: Court (Lead) - Dec 20, 2011
- Congress opposes move to summon PM to Akal Takht - Sep 05, 2011
- Non-baptised Sikhs can vote in SGPC polls: Court - Dec 20, 2011
- Sehajdhari Sikhs want cancellation of SGPC poll - Dec 21, 2011
- When PM's no-show becomes an election issue (Punjab Newsletter) - Nov 05, 2011
- SGPC wants president to grant clemency to Sikh terrorist - Mar 26, 2012
- Congress delaying SGPC polls: Akali Dal - Apr 22, 2011
- Gurdwara polls: Government drops curbs on voters - Sep 02, 2011
- PM cancels Punjab trip, SGPC and Akalis upset - Nov 03, 2011
Tags: akal takht, badal, chief minister, death anniversary, development projects, educational institutions, gurdwaras, haryana, inception, parliament, patron, poll, punjab, religious affairs, sgpc, shiromani gurdwara, sikh religion, sikh shrines, sikhs, use of internet