Capt, Akalis spar over joint Gurpurb events

Wednesday 11th September 2019 06:27 EDT

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh rejected the SGPC charges against his government over the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, saying a group of ministers had already been constituted to coordinate with the religious body to finalise the commemorative programme. The Chief Minister said three cabinet ministers had been entrusted to discuss the modalities of the Prakash Purb celebrations with the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. It was not the government which had shown no interest in holding a joint function as directed by Akal Takht, but rather the SGPC had been refusing to join the state in celebrating the historic occasion on a common platform, he alleged. The SGPC had criticized the state government for not attending the coordination panel meeting presided over by the SGPC chief last week.

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