The meeting, that comes in opposition to the backdrop of the continuing farmers’ protests in Delhi, can be attended by Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Gobind Singh Longowal and cricketer Harbhajan Singh
By Umar Sofi
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 02:58 PM IST
A high-level committee meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi can be held on Thursday to commemorate Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur’s birth anniversary .
The meeting can be attended by Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Gobind Singh Longowal, and cricketer Harbhajan Singh.
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Home minister Amit Shah can be anticipated to attend the meeting that can be held nearly to talk about the year-long calendar of occasions to rejoice this event. The meeting assumes higher significance because it comes amid the farmer’s agitation in opposition to farm legal guidelines that has seen a surge in anti-BJP sentiment, particularly in Punjab and Haryana.
In December, on the peak of the farm protests, PM Modi visited Gurudwara Rakabganj within the Capital to pay respects. On Tuesday, the SGPC lodged a powerful protest in opposition to Centre’s proposal of putting in an idol of the Sikh guru in Old Delhi. “Idolising our Gurus is against the ethics and principles of Sikhism,” it mentioned.
The Punjab CM, a member of Centre’s high-level committee, has already introduced grand celebrations, beginning April 23. The plans embody improvement of all 103 rural and concrete areas of the state related to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur.