Chandigarh January 11, 2017: The Shiromani Akali Dal todday described as "shocking in the extreme and unpardonable " the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi 's statement , in which he had drawn a comparison between the "killer Hand of the Congress party and the holiest image of Gur Nanak Dev ji's hand of benevolence as depicted in many paintings of the great Guru. ". The SAD maintained that the Rahul Gandhi speech had grievously hurt the religious sentiments of the devout believers and followers of Great Guru Nanak Dev ji the world over.
The party also asked Captain Amarinder Singh and other Sikh leaders in the Congress to express their strongest disapproval of Rahul Gandhi's sacrilegious statement calling it the "the most horrendous comparison which no one in his senses would ever dare to draw, " said the senior Akkali leader and SAD Secretary General Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa. " Has he lost his mind, really? Was he even in his senses when he made that most shocking speech ? It is too shocking to even believe that Rahul Gandhi actually compared the bloody hand of his party with the divine hand of Guru Nanak Sahib," said mr Dhindsa ,
The senior Akali leader was reacting to a speech by Mr Rahull Gandhi in New Delhi today in which the Congress leader declared " When I see the image of Guru Nanak Dev ji, I see the Congress symbol, Hand, in his hand." "Rahul should also have remembered that the Congress hand is spattered with the blood of thousands of innocent Sikhs who follow the teachings of the great Guru and dedicate their lives to his great legacy,. Does he know how Guru Sahib had actually shown blood dripping from the food offered to him by the tyrant rich, Malik Bhago. The same is true of the Congress symbol of Hand," said the senior Akali leader
Mr Dhindsa said that it was beyond anybody's wildest imagination that the Congress party and its leaders would once again indulge in such outrageous acts of disrespect to our great gurus and their legacy.
The SAD Secretary General said that Captain Amaridner SIngh as a Sikh should come clean on this issue. "All Sikhs in the Congress party should openly declare their opposition to this comparison. They must dissociate themselves from this remark and must demonstrate that their first allegiance is to the great Gurus and not to the Gandhi family or its scion, Rahul," said Mr Dhindsa.
The Akali leader said that earlier the AAP leaders had compared holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib with their party manifesto and had even committed the ultimate sacrilege of putting a pic of jhaadoo, their party symbol, on the sacred image of Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib. "These paties and leaders must stop showing disrespect to our great Gurus, our immortal Word of the Guru, the Gurbani and to the sacred symbols of our religion.