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India Candidates flock to Dera Sacha Sauda

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    Candidates flock to Dera Sacha Sauda

    SP Sharma & Archit Watts
    Tribune News Service
    Bathinda/Muktsar, January 16


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    With a few days left for polling in the state, more than 100 candidates belonging to the SAD, the Congress, the Sanjha Morcha and others visited Dera Sacha Sauda in Sirsa last evening to seek blessings of its controversial chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh whose sect has considerable following in Punjab, particularly in the Malwa belt.

    Irrespective of party affiliations, the dera chief met the candidates on a single platform and did not oblige them with a separate audience.

    The candidates had to cool their heels till the dera chief decided to address them together at around 7.30 pm.

    He advised the candidates to be good human beings and strive to end female foeticide and drug abuse.

    Keeping in mind the backlash that the dera followers faced in Malwa after the 2007 assembly elections when the SAD was virtually wiped out in the belt, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh did not meet the candidates individually.

    The Left parties have always shunned Dera politics, but former CPI legislator Hardev Arshi, who is contesting from Mansa, chose to visit the dera this time. Among the SAD candidates who sought the dera chief’s blessings were Saroop Chand Singla, Mantar Brar, former DGP PS Gill, Surjit Kohli, Surjeet Rakhra, Ajaib Singh Mukhmailpur, Amarjeet Singh Sidhu, Darshan Kotfatta and Deep Malhotra. Singla is pitched against Harminder Singh Jassi (Congress), whose daughter is married to dera chief’s son.

    Congress leaders Sunil Jakhar, Amarinder Singh Warring “Raja”, Ripjit Singh Brar, Avtar Brar, Jassi Khangura, Lal Singh, Gurpreet Kaur, Kewal Dhillon, Surinder Pal Singh Sibia and Isher Singh Meharban met the dera chief as did BJP’s Raj Khurana and Vijay Luxmi Bhadoo. Mohan Singh Phallianwala of the BSP and Hans Raj Josan, an Independent, were also present there.

    PCC chief Capt Amarinder Singh and PPP president Manpreet Singh Badal have already paid a visit to the dera.

    Talking over the phone, Ram Singh, member, political wing, Dera Sacha Sauda, said: “Nearly 100 candidates of various political parties met the dera chief in the evening, but no formal announcement has been made so far as extending support to a particular party is concerned”.

    Ram Singh added, “The decision in this regard will definitely come, but it will take few more days. We have asked our members in all districts and blocks to send us suggestions so that a consensus can be evolved and an announcement made accordingly.”

    Making a beeline for blessings ......

    SAD candidates:
    Saroop Chand Singla, Mantar Brar, former DGP PS Gill, Surjit Kohli, Surjeet Rakhra, Ajaib Singh Mukhmailpur, Amarjeet Singh Sidhu, Darshan Kotfatta and Deep Malhotra

    Congress candidates: Sunil Jakhar, Amarinder Singh Warring “Raja”, Ripjit Singh Brar, Avtar Brar, Jassi Khangura, Lal Singh, Gurpreet Kaur, Kewal Dhillon, Surinder Pal Singh Sibia and Isher Singh Meharban.

    BJP candidates:
    Raj Khurana and Vijay Luxmi Bhadoo

    BSP candidates:
    Mohan S Phallianwala

    Ex-CPI MLA: Hardev Arshi

    Independent:
    Hans Raj Josan

    source:
    http://www.tribuneindia.com/2012/20120117/punjab.htm#4
     
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    In light of the following news, why has the Akal Takht NOW gone silent about SAD & other "Sikh" candidates visiting Sacha Sauda - DOUBLE STANDARDS ?


    Akal Takht slams Manpreet Badal for visiting Dera

    Last Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 23:28

    Amritsar: Akal Takht chief Giani Gurbachan Singh on Wednesday slammed People's Party of Punjab chief Manpreet Singh Badal for visiting Dera Sacha Sauda sect at Sirsa in Haryana, saying he had acted against the tenets of Sikh religion.

    Gurbachan Singh said that since Badal had broken rules which should be adhered by "Amritdhari Sikh, he was no longer a true Sikh" and would not be summoned the Sikh temporal body but warned that he could face a boycott by the community.

    "Akal Takht only summons baptized Sikhs and Badal was not baptized Sikh. A Gur Sikh (complete Sikh as per Sikh customs) or baptized Sikh who commits a blasphemous act or violates Sikh tenets can be summoned for hearing and be punished if found guilty," Singh said.

    He said Akal Takht would ask the Sikh community all over the world to boycott Badal from all public and private events if he continues to visit Dera Sacha Sauda.

    Various Sikh organisations had demanded that Badal, estranged nephew of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, should be summoned by Akal Takht for his visit to Dera.

    The Dera chief Gurmit Ram Rahim was criticised after an advertisement on May 13, 2007 purportedly showed him distributing 'amrit' (nectar) in an attire similar to that of Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh.

    Following the advertisement, violence broke out at several places in the country in which one person was killed and hundreds injured.

    In 2007, Sikh clergy had directed the community to politically and socially boycott the Dera.

    PTI

    source: http://zeenews.india.com/news/punjab/akal-takht-slams-manpreet-badal-for-visiting-dera_743499.html
     
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    nOTHING NEW..THE JATHEDARS ARE VERY VERY selective.....SEE HOW FAST THEY JUMPED ON DHUNDA Ji..and have metal bxxxs when asked about Amitabh bachan being invited to open Khalsa virasat by badal ?...or about the wild dancing in front of SGGS in darbar by kirtaniyahs etc...or about Badal and son and wife kneeling at the feet of ram rahim ashutosh and scores of other fake derawadees...blah blah blah...these fake jathedars have no annkh..theya re marassis...or BHANDS who dance to their Masters voice...
     
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    It seems the senior and all family are made of same elements.

    PaRKaSH BaDaL aT SiRSa SaaDH'z DeRa- WaTcH UrSeLF & C WaT KiNDa SiKh He iS ? - YouTube
    So I Assume the people in the video were not summoned as they may not have been baptized,

    Sat Sri Akal.
     
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    IS Manpreet Badal "baptised" ?? His trimmed beard says he is NOT..his son is clean-shaven too....and why dont the jathedars say Amitabh cannot be summoned and not just silence...?? Badal and son should be baptised..they are head of Akali dal..and control SGPC !!..so any jathedar dare ask them ??
     
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    How many sons does he have ??? :D I think the one I have seen is not clean shaven!
     
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    Manpreet was born in Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab on July 26, 1962. He was born to Gurdas Singh Badal, who was related to current Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal During his college days, he was a keen basketball player. Manpreet graduated from the Doon School and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. He later graduated from the University of London with a LL.B.

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    Born 26 July 1962
    Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab

    Political party: People's Party of Punjab

    Spouse: Vinu Badal

    Children: Arjun Badal and
    Ria Badal


    Residence: Badal, Punjab

    Religion: Sikhism

    source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manpreet_Singh_Badal
     
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    I saw his son Arjun on Day & Night News about 2 days ago..Live..and he is clean shaven...
    I dont know about any other sons/daughters..

    2 anyway Bibi jagir kaur so called spiritual head of DERA Begowal, ex President of SGPC and head honcho Badal dal was on the Net with shaved moustache..NOTHING happeend..recently she was caught red handed with a truck load of Alcohol for distribution among her voters..again Akal takhat is deafeningly SILENT...not a peep out of Gurbachan...becasue fat cat badal is watching !!...the mice must stay silent and in their khudds...
     
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