PASADENA, CA: A delegation of Sikhs from Southern California met BJP overseas friends in Anaheim during their campaign rally for the upcoming elections in India. Ashvin Patel of the BJP Overseas Friends approached the Sikhs to support the BJP in the upcoming elections. But the Sikhs expressed concern that the Gujarat Government, especially Narendra Modi, is expelling the Sikhs from Gujarat where they had cultivated the land for the last several decades since the dangerous times during war with Pakistan. Now when the land is fertile and livable they are being asked to leave.
During one of the rallies in Punjab, Narendra Modi said the Sikh farmers will not be expelled from Gujarat. It was brought to the attention of the BJP Overseas Friends that in spite of his statements, the Gujarat government is appealing against the decision of Gujarat High Court, which has decided in favor of the Sikhs to stay there.
Members of the BJP overseas committee promised to forward the petition of the Sikhs to the higher Command in BJP, especially to Narendra Modi. The Sikh delegation emphasized that this should be done before the elections because after the elections there will be no hearing of any such effort.
Dr Amrit Singh, the spokesman and coordinator, represented the Sikh delegation for the Sikhs of Southern California, Kulbir Singh, Moninder Singh Sethi, Ujjal Singh Dhillon, Ram Kakkar, Jagtar Singh, and Agyakar Singh. This delegation approached the BJP overseas friends with a short notice of one day. A petition signed by the Sikhs was presented to the BJP leaders to forward to the Gujarat government to withdraw the challenge to HC decision in the Indian Supreme Court.
The Sikhs delegation promised that if the Gujarat government withdraws the challenge in the Supreme Court then the Sikhs would try to support the BJP in the Indian elections.
India Post News Service