New Delhi, Nov 24 : The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) General Secretary and Delhi MLA Mr. Manjinder Singh Sirsa today made it ample clear that renaming of Dyal Singh College will not be allowed at any cost and justice loving people will do whatever is required to oppose the proposal in this regard moved forward by narrow minded people.
Addressing media persons here this evening, Mr. Sirsa said that it was very strange that the Chairman of the Governing body wants to teach Nationalism to the sikh community which has contributed the most towards the National struggle. He said that Mr. Amitabh Sinha has made it a personal issue and was now trying to drag the name of the BJP whereas Member Parliament Mr Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma has already opposed the proposal to erase the name of the great visionary leader Dyal Singh Majithia and also taken up the issue with the Vice Chancellor. He said that it was a pity that such dirty minds want to misuse the name of the Nationalism for their personal gains.
Mr. Sirsa said that there is no issue of Nationalism involved in renaming the college and it was only motive of Mr. Sinha to usurp to property of the Dyal Singh Trust and he is playing cheap politics on the issue.
Mr. Sirsa said that Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal President the Shiromani Akali Dal and Union Minister Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal who have also taken up the issue with Prime Minister and Union HRD Minister respectively. He said that this issue is not confined to renaming only but a deliberate attempt with mala fide intentions is being made by the persons who have moved the proposal in this regard to erase the name of the Sikh legends who have contributed towards nation building.
The DSGMC General Secretary said that though tweets of the BJP leadership have already made it clear that they were opposed to such gimmicks but it was strange that such persons with their vested interests were not only trying to gain publicity but were all out create a social trouble. He said that people of the country are well aware of the such attempts being made in the past which have fallen flat and this will meet the same fate.