NEW DELHI, India—On coming under fire for receiving financial aid worth INR 20 million from Amitabh Bachchan for Covid Care Centre established at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa has claimed that he didn’t ask Amitabh Bachchan for this financial aid. He has claimed that Amitabh Bachchan remitted this amount to the account of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee himself on May 3.
“When the Accounts Department officials informed me about this remittance from the account of Amitabh Bachchan, I told them to confirm whether it was really Amitabh Bachchan,” he said.
“On May 9, we succeeded in establishing contact with Amitabh Bachchan, and he hailed the Sikhs for their services during this tough time,” he further said.
Talking about his social media posts in praise of Amitabh Bachchan’s contribution, Sirsa claimed that he was not aware of the 1984 Sikh genocide charges against Amitabh Bachchan, due to which he wrote the words used by Amitabh Bachchan for praising Sikhs.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa has also apologised to the Sikh masses for his act while claiming that he didn’t do it intentionally.
Earlier, in a Tweet, Manjinder Singh Sirsa had publically hailed Amitabh Bachchan for contributing INR 20 million to Covid Care Centre opened by the DSGMC at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib.
As Amitabh Bachchan faces serious charges of inciting mobs against the Sikhs during the 1984 Sikh genocide, Sirsa was highly criticized by the 1984 Sikh genocide victims and the SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur.
Bibi Nirpreet Kaur, one of the victims of the 1984 Sikh genocide, had written a letter to the SGPC appointed Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh while asking him to take action against Manjinder Singh Sirsa.