The Punjab BJP & AAP has extended full support to the second hunger strike called by Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who has been fasting at Lakhnaur Sahib Gurdwara in Ambala for five days.
Punjab BJP spokesperson RP Singh Maini, who met Bhai Gurbaksh Singh at Lakhnaur Sahib, said as the Akalis had distanced themselves from the issues raised by the Sikh activist, the BJP had come forward to support him in his struggle to get Sikh prisoners, who had completed their term, released.
Maini said Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma had also spoken to Bhai Gurbaksh Singh over the phone, assuring him that the matter would be taken up with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
After the Punjab BJP, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also extended its support to the campaign of Bhai Gurbakhash Singh Khalsa. Punjab convener of AAP, Sucha Singh Chhotepur, on Saturday and expressed solidarity with the cause.
The AAP leader asked Bhai Gurbaksh Singh about his health and expressed his support to the campaign in its every aspect.
Chottepur later also posted about Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa on his Facebook account.
Speaking to The Tribune, Bhai Gurbaksh Singh said in the last 10 months, he had met the Akal Takht jathedar eight times, seeking release of Sikh prisoners as was promised by him when he had ended his hunger strike at Mohali last year. But the jathedar had remained cynical to the demands, he said.
He said now he had pinned hope on the BJP governments in Haryana and the Centre. He said a delegation of Sikhs from the state would meet the Ambala Deputy Commissioner tomorrow and submit a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee, highlighting the plight of Sikhs prisoners in jails.
Source: TNS & Sikh24