Against the AAP’s move of using the picture of Darbar Sahib along with its election symbol “broom” and Khetan’s statement in which he compared the manifesto with Guru Granth Sahib, the SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said the apex gurdwara body would file a plea in the Amritsar court soon.
Rejecting an apology tendered by the AAP leaders on the issue, Makkar said, “First, the AAP attacked the Punjabi language in Delhi, then demolished the Chhabeel of Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib and now compared the manifesto with Guru Granth Sahib. These acts will not be tolerated anymore,” he added.
Despite tendering an apology for the ‘mistake’, AAP leader Ashish Khetan was booked under Section 295-A (for hurting religious sentiments) at Civil Lines police station, Amritsar, on the basis of a complaint lodged by the president of the All India Sikh Students’ Federation (AISSF), Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad. Now, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) also announced to lodge a complaint against the AAP leaders in manifesto row. Thus, trouble for the AAP is increasing day by day.