Ambala: SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar
today claimed that Sikhs in Haryana had discarded the idea of
a separate religious body for themselves and also the self-
styled chief of its ad hoc committee Jagdish Singh Jhinda.
"Jhinda had claimed that the majority of Sikhs in Haryana
had been supporting the move for a separate SGPC but his jail
bharo (court arrest) agitation on September 15 flopped
totally. It is an indication that Sikhs are not in favour of
any division in SGPC," Makkar told reporters here.
Claiming that Sikhs all over the world acknowledged the
dominance of SGPC, he said Jhinda`s supporters had failed to
take over the control of even a single gurudwara in Haryana.
Replying to a question, he said he is now focusing on
Haryana in view of the forthcoming SGPC elections and claimed
that Jhinda would not be able to retain even a single seat for
SGPC in Haryana this time.
Eleven members are elected to the SGPC from Haryana out
of which eight are Jhinda supporters.