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Majithia seeks probe into funding of ‘Referendum 2020’

PTI | Updated on: 14 Aug 2018, 11:07:39 PM
Majithia seeks probe into funding of ‘Referendum 2020’ (File Photo- PTI)


Akali leader and former minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Tuesday asked the Punjab government to probe the funding of organisers of ‘Referendum 2020’, a campaign seeking a separate Khalistan state.

He lashed out at the organisers of ‘Referendum 2020’, saying it was a conspiracy hatched “in league with Pakistan’s ISI” to “break the country” and separate Punjab from India.

In a statement issued today here, Majithia said, “Such a nefarious demand of secession from India was not in consonance with the tenets of Sikhism where we pray for ‘Sarbat Da Bhala’ and to work for communal amity and harmony.”

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“We owe allegiance to the Indian Constitution and outrightly reject the demand of the referendum” he said.

The Akali leader urged the Punjab government to probe the funding of the ‘Referendum 2020’.

He demanded that action be initiated against the masterminds of the campaign.

Reacting to the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission report on sacrilege incidents, Majithia alleged that the report was prepared at the directions of the ruling party.

He also accused the Congress of politicising the sensitive issue.

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First Published : 14 Aug 2018, 11:06:38 PM