Chandigarh, September 14,2018 : Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has sought the ex-communication of Former CM Prakash Singh Badal and SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal from Sikh Panth for their alleged misdeeds and damage to the Sikh traditions, Sikh institutions and Akal Takht Sahib.
Sidhu today sent a four page request letter to the Jathedar Akal Takht. In the letter, written in Punjabi, Sidhu requested Jathedar to summon both Badals to Akal Takht Sahib and take action against them according to Sikh Traditions.Navjot Sidhu along with PCC President Sunil Jakhar while addressing Media Persons slams Badals for using Sikh institutions for personal motives and getting votes of Dera premis.
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Chandigarh, Sep 14 (IANS) Taking his fight against former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal further, Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday urged the Akal Takht to excommunicate both from the Sikh religion.
In a letter to Akal Takht Jathedar (chief) Gurbachan Singh, Sidhu blamed the father-son duo for the October 2015 police firing on protesters agitating against sacrilege incidents in Punjab, wherein two persons were killed.
Sidhu submitted his letter at the Akal Takht Secretariat in Amritsar on Friday.
He alleged that the Badals had "misused" Sikh institutions to further their political motives.
Sidhu also claimed that the Badals had connived with controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to get him pardoned by the Akal Takht in 2015.
The Akal Takht had issued a 'hukumnama' (edict) in 2007 against the sect chief for donning an attire similar to that of the 10th Sikh master, Guru Gobind Singh.