AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—Refuting the allegations of begging votes from rapist Sirsa cult chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim are proving counterproductive for the newly elected SGPC President Gobind Singh Longowal. Now, Longowal is entangled in his own statements as some of his controversial photos of visiting non-Sikh shrines for begging votes have also gone viral over social media.
It may be recalled here that Gobind Singh Longowal was held guilty for begging votes from Sirsa cult during the last state assembly polls. A three member Investigation committee comprising of former SGPC Senior Vice President Baldev Singh Qaimpur, General Secretary Amarjit Singh Chawla and executive member Gurcharan Singh Grewal had held Longowal guilty of begging votes from Sirsa cult after thoroughly probing the matter.
Sikh24 has questioned SGPC President Gobind Singh Longowal about these allegations. Longowal told Sikh24 in an exclusive interview that he had submitted a written clarification before the Takht Jathedars after getting summoned at Sri Akal Takht Sahib alleging innocence. However, it has now come to fore that of the 39 leaders found guilty of begging votes from Sirsa cult, only Manpreet Singh Ayali had submitted clarification before Takht Jathedars and he was only directed to offer Karah Prasad by the Takht Jathedars.Sikh24 Editors can be reached at email@example.com