Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!

Sikh News Now, Nintin Gadkari Angers Sikhs

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by Aman Singh, May 15, 2010.

  1. Aman Singh

    Aman Singh
    Expand Collapse
    Admin SPNer

    Jun 1, 2004
    Likes Received:
    FATEHGARH SAHIB: BJP chief Nitin Gadkari's troubles aren't over yet. After having rubbed Lalu Prasad and Mulayam Singh Yadav the wrong way, Gadkari and his colleagues on Friday repeatedly referred to the Sikh general, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, as 'Banda Veer Bairagi.' The reference is something the Sikh community considers as a "deep seated conspiracy of RSS and BJP to discredit the Khalsa 'swaroop'.

    The BJP leaders, including Balbir Punj and Punjab cabinet minister Manoranjan Kalia addressed a gathering during the tercentenary celebrations of the Sirhind Fateh Diwas at Fatehgarh Sahib, about 50 km from Chandigarh.

    The celebrated Sikh general and his men had defeated the province of Sirhind, in May 1710 in what is considered as a major blow to the Mughals and then went on to establish the first, though short-lived, Khalsa Raj in the area.

    Interestingly, just before the BJP chief spoke, Akal Takht Jathedar, Giani Gurbachan Singh, had warned the community against "distortions in the history" showing Banda Singh Bahadur in bad light and present him in the 'bairagi (ascetic) 'swaroop' instead of the Amritdhari Sikh that he had become.

    Gadkari also erroneously mentioned that Banda Bahadur was "brought up in Maharashtra and studied there" while emphasizing that he himself came from the same state. However, according to Sikh history, Banda Bahadur spent his formative years in Kashmir.

    As embarrassed Akali leaders — BJP's alliance partners — avoided commenting on the issue, others minced no words in slamming the BJP leaders while condemning the Akalis' silence over the remarks.

    Attached Files:

  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads Forum Date
    Controversial Dal Khalsa Slams BJP President Nitin Gadkari Over His Utterances Hard Talk May 22, 2010
    Controversial Sikhs’ Protest Against Gadkari’s Speech Is A Corollary Of Anti-Sikh Propaganda Hard Talk May 16, 2010
    Sikh News Badal, Gadkari Participate In 'ardas' With Shoes On Breaking News May 15, 2010
    Politics Shiromani Akali Dal (ASR) To Welcome PM, Gadkari Breaking News May 3, 2010
    1984 Anti-Sikh Pogrom Congress Did Not Initiate Anti-Sikh Riots In 1984: Gadkari Sikh History Apr 27, 2010

  3. Astroboy

    Astroboy Malaysia
    Expand Collapse
    ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
    Writer SPNer Thinker

    Jul 14, 2007
    Likes Received:
  4. spnadmin

    spnadmin United States
    Expand Collapse
    1947-2014 (Archived)
    SPNer Supporter

    Jun 17, 2004
    Likes Received:
    • Like Like x 1
Since you're here... we have a small favor to ask...     Become a Supporter      ::     Make a Contribution     

Share This Page