US Sikh group supports Panthic Front in SGPC polls

US Sikh group supports Panthic Front in SGPC polls
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Washington: A group of Sikh Americans today announced their support to the Panthic Front led by Sukhdev Singh Bhaur for the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) election.

The group in a joint statement said that the Panthic Front offers a credible opposition to the domination of the Akali Dal’s Badal family in the SGPC power structure.

“It is so critical that this institution is run efficiently by people who have a vision rather than by the people who are a rubber stamp in the hands of corrupt politicians,” said Rajwant Singh, secretary of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation and founder of the National Sikh Campaign.

Inder Paul Singh Gadh, chairman of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation in Washington, alleged that the current Akali leaders have ruined Punjab economically and have done enormous damage to the respect of Sikh institutions.

“Sikhi spirit is down among the youth and they have no role models. All the ‘jathedars’ and religious leaders have a tarnished image. It is about time we ask our SGPC members to vote for the right people. So we urgently appeal to all SGPC members to vote for the Panthic Front candidate,” he said.