Motion on Dyal Singh College denied, Cong criticised
Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal has condemned the action of the Congress of rejecting the motion presented by it on the renaming of Dyal Singh College in Delhi and said its action once again proved that it had anti-Punjabi and anti-Sikh mindset.
In a statement released here today, party spokesman Manjinder Singh Sirsa said it was most unfortunate that while rejecting the motion presented by the Akali Dal, the Congress forgot the contribution of Dyal Singh Majithia in establishing the country’s first bank, which was Punjab National Bank, The Tribune newspaper and host of educational institutes besides a social organisation for the better future of the people of the country.
Sirsa said not only Dyal Singh Majithia made a great contribution, but also his father Lehna Singh Majithia, who was a great general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who thrice conquered Afghanistan. Lehna Singh Majithia’s elder son General Ranjodh Singh was also a great fighter. He said even historians had acknowledged their contribution.
He said that it was most disgusting that the Congress had failed to recognise their services.