Fatehgarh Sahib: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday asked the Congress party not to interfere in religious matters of Sikhs. Paying rich tributes to the younger Sahibzadas Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh of Sri Guru Gobind Singh during a state level Shaheedi Samagam on the historic occasion of 305th martyrdom day here, Mr. Badal said that Sikhs would not tolerate any sort of high handedness in their religious affairs by the Congress, as its leadership had always been instigating the Sikh community.Mr. Badal blamed the Congress for allegedly shielding the culprits responsible for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and dared the Congress leadership to be sincere and honest to bring the guilty to the book immediately.
He said due to apathetic attitude of the Congress towards Punjab, the state was denied special package of incentives given to the industry in its neighbouring states of Himachal Pardesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu Kashmir.
In his address Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal paid homage to the younger Sahibzadas on this historic day and said the SAD-BJP government was a true votary of the common man and always committed for their welfare and prosperity besides safeguarding their rights.- PTI