2017 Panjab Vidhan Sabha elections
G S Paul
Amritsar, 4 February 2017. The five Sikh high priests remained incommunicado for the second day in succession on Friday, even as Damdami Taksal and Sant Samaj chief Harnam Singh Khalsa asked Sikhs to support the SAD in the elections.
Several Sikh organisations have already appealed to the community to boycott the SAD due to its “tie-up” with Dera Sacha Sauda, claiming that the party has violated the Akal Takht’s 2007 edict against the dera chief.
Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, Takht Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Giani Mal Singh and Takht Damdama Sahib Jathedar Giani Gurmukh Singh and Takht Patna Sahib Jathedar Giani Iqbal Singh could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.