JAMMU, Apr 30: Various Sikh organizations have expressed strong resentment against the non-induction of the only Sikh legislator in the State Cabinet.
A joint meeting of different Sikh organizations including Kashmir Sikh Sangat, Sikh Naujawan Sabha and Shiromani-Akali Dal (Badal) was held under the chairmanship of Jathedar Mohinder Singh, president SAD (Badal) wherein the participants highly resented the non-inclusion of Sikh representative in the State Cabinet. The objective of BJP gets defeated when representation is not given to Sikh minority of the State.
This has been done despite wide spread demand of community from almost every nook and corner of State, wherever, Sikhs are having their habitation and are feeling dejected in this democratic set up. This was for the first time that the demand for inclusion of one Sikh representative in the Cabinet was raised by all the sections of society and almost from every region of the State.
Sikh community for the first time seems to have become totally unrepresented in the State Cabinet. Sikh community in the State had voted for BJP en-mass, for change for better governance, clean, effective and pro- people oriented Govt. Due to these factors, BJP got the historic victory in Jammu region by clinching maximum Assembly and Parliamentary seats.
People in general and Sikh community in particular totally feel let down and dejected from the party and their actions contrary to what they say and preach. Time has come that community should rethink and revisit to its policies to give a befitting reply to the most unreliable party and show them their actual place in the ensuing elections.
This party has totally ignored rehabilitation of PoJK 1947 DPs, inclusion in the PM’s employment package like KPs, inclusion of PoJK 1947 DP’s in Pahari speaking reservation bill, implementation of Anand Marriage Act passed way back in 1954. BJP even ignored privileges to minorities as eligible under Minority Act.
Prominent among those present in the meeting included HS Raina, Suchwant Singh, Surinder Singh, Surinder Singh Advocate, Manjit Singh, Harmeet Singh, Babu Singh, Roshan Singh and others.
Sikhs resent non-induction of community member in Cabinet