Why no holiday on Baisakhi, SAD questions Congress
Chandigarh: Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal today criticised the Congress government for scrapping the holiday on the occasion of Khalsa Sirjana Diwas (Baisakhi, April 13).
He said: “By doing so, the Congress has again rubbed salt over the wounds of the Sikh community which will never tolerate attack on its religious tradition and practices.”
Demanding immediate rollback of the decision, Sukhbir alleged that it was shocking that the Congress tried to belittle the historic significance of Baisakhi when Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa panth in 1699.
Such decisions should have been taken after due consultations.
“There is also resentment over cutting of holidays on the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur, installation day of Guru Granth Sahib, Mahashivratri and Eid-ul-Zuha,” he added.