Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday hit back at Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, saying it was the previous SAD government that had “shamelessly and willfully heaped humiliation” on the Jathedar of the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs. Ms. Badal had on Saturday slammed the Congress government over the issue of joint celebrations of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, accusing it of having “gone blind in arrogance” to the extent that it “considers” itself above the Akal Takht. For 10 years, the Akalis, including Ms. Badal, had been “totally drunk on power”, sparing neither the Akal Takht nor the people of Punjab from their “tyrannical control”, Mr. Singh said. He said the Union Minister should stop indulging in “such blatant falsehoods” for her “petty political gains”. Ms. Badal had also charged Mr. Singh with “challenging” the supremacy of the Akal Takht by deciding to hold a parallel stage to mark the 550th ‘Parkash Purb’ celebrations at Sultanpur Lodhi next month. Mr. Singh said his government has always treated the supreme Sikh temporal seat with “exemplary respect”.‘Sheer arrogance’ “Everyone knows how you (Akalis) maliciously ill-treated Akal Takht Jathedars, out of sheer arrogance, and continue to abuse the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee by dictating terms of them,” he said, reacting to Ms. Badal’s allegations. “The previous SAD government had shamelessly and willfully heaped humiliation on the Jathedar of the Akal Takht,” Mr. Singh alleged. “She (Badal) has no scruples, none of the Akalis have,” the Chief Minister further alleged.
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