UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN BADALS, AMARINDER DELAYING SGPC POLLS
SIKHS WANT POLLS TO BE HELD AT EARLIEST
The SGPC elections are being inordinately delayed because of the enigmatic understanding between Badal Family and Capt. Amarinder Singh. Their vested mammon interests including their intense Epicurus greed are best served if the SGPC elections are not allowed to happen, under one pretext or the other.
It is pertinent to mention here that Justice S.S Saron (Retd) was appointed as Chief Commissioner, for the conduct of the SGPC elections in October, 2020; but the Punjab Government has failed miserably to provide suitable accommodation to him till date.
The Chief Commissioner cannot assume office in the air and start functioning as such. Its more than three months now that Justice Saron is waiting for an appropriately suitable accommodation.
The earlier office of the Chief Commissioner in Sector-17, Chandigarh was lying in a completely dilapidated condition for more than eleven years, which is now being repaired to house the commission. How much more time will it take to welcome the Chief Commissioner could not be guessed; as the work is being carried on a notoriously slow pace with an intention that Gurudwara Chief Commissioner loses as much time as could be possible to begin his scheduled exercise to hold the SGPC elections.
As we all are aware that elections to the SGPC are already inordinately delayed, Sikh Sangat wants the elections to be held as early as possible. Moreover with the appointment of the Chief Commissioner the expectations have become unrestrainable. In deference to the sentiments of the Sikh community Capt. Amarinder Singh should have shown exemplary alacrity and genuine seriousness in providing infrastructure to the Chief Commissioner’s office so that the SGPC elections are held expediently.
The State Government should have provided an alternate accommodation to the Chief Commissioner in order to make his office functional. But there seems to be a clandestine understanding between Badal family and Capt. Amarinder Singh to delay SGPC election beyond February 2022 when the general election to the Punjab Legislative Assembly is due.
SAD (Badal) is vary of their chances in a given situations because of innumerable alleged negativities of misrule and misutilization of Gurudwara funds, against them. Sikh masses are seriously contemplating to bring about a big change in the management of the Gurudwaras. Once the Badal family loses control of the SGPC they would consequently lose their ability to influence the Sikh masses to shape the future Sikh politics.
The phenomenon would pave the way for the emergence of formidable alternative of combined Panthic forces excluding Badal group, would also pose potential threat to the Congress in the Assembly elections in February 2022 ; therefore Badal’s and Capt. Amarinder Singh, both, are hell bent to delay the SGPC elections by all means in order to serve their vested political interests.