June 2, 2023

A delegation of Akali Dal and BSP chief submitted a criticism in opposition to the Congress MP to police. File


The alliance of Shiromani Akali Dal and Bahujan Samaj Party submitted a criticism in opposition to Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu to the Ludhiana police commissioner on Thursday and demanded his speedy arrest for allegedly passing “casteist” remarks in opposition to the Dalit neighborhood.

The criticism was submitted to the police commissioner by a delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

Senior leaders Charanjit Singh Atwal and Gulzar Singh Ranike stated the delegation demanded {that a} case needs to be registered in opposition to Mr Bittu for allegedly hurting the feelings of the Scheduled Caste neighborhood.

They stated the delegation introduced it to the discover of the police commissioner that “conclusive evidence” was already accessible in opposition to Mr Bittu within the public realm and that the police mustn’t attempt to save him just because he belongs to the Congress, the ruling occasion in Punjab.

Senior SAD chief Daljit Singh Cheema stated it was clear that Bittu had “deliberately slandered” the Dalit neighborhood to please his political masters by questioning why the “holy seats” of Anandpur Sahib and Chamkaur Sahib got to the BSP below its alliance with the SAD.

“Bittu has effectively stated that holy seats have been given to unholy persons. This is intolerable as it goes against the Constitution, which guarantees equality to all, and is also against Sikh ethos and culture,” he stated in a press release.

Mr Bittu had earlier represented the Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha constituency in Parliament and knew concerning the historical past of the world, Cheema stated.

“He knows that it was at Anandpur Sahib that Sri Guru Gobind Singh chose persons from the oppressed sections of the society to create a casteless and classless society. It was also at Anandpur Sahib that the Guru made the proclamation ”Rangretta Guru ke beta” when the severed head of Guru Tegh Bahadur was presented to him by Bhai Jaita.

“Bittu additionally is aware of that it was at Chamkaur Sahib that Guru Sahib gifted his ”kalgi” to the Dalit neighborhood. In the sunshine of those details, it’s clear that Bittu intentionally insulted the feelings of the Dalit neighborhood,” he said.

BSP leaders Gurmail G K and Jeet Ram Basra also condemned the Congress MP for his remarks.

The opposition parties in Punjab are slamming Mr Bittu, an MP from Ludhiana, for allegedly insulting the Dalits by saying the SAD left “pious seats” like Anandpur Sahib and Chamkaur Sahib to its ally BSP.

He made the feedback in a video posted on his Facebook web page after the SAD and the BSP stitched an alliance final week for subsequent 12 months’s Assembly polls.

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