CHANDIGARH, JULY 11: Shiromani Akali Dal describe the action of Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda as total unconstitutional, illegal, politically motivated aimed at securing political game.
In a statement issued from party head quarter the Spokesman and Secretary of SAD and Punjab Education Minister Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema said that the timing of he bill abundantly speaks of the intension of Haryana Government to knowing well that this bill cannot given the sanction of Hon’ble President of the India. Mr. Hooda has been putting this exercise in delay drum for last ten years but now sensing disastrous debacle of Congress party in coming Haryana Assembly Poll, Mr. Hooda was playing political gimmick. Partap Singh Bajwa and other Punjab congress leaders back stabbed Sikhs for being present at the Haryana Assembly during the process of passing the separate SGPC for Haryana.
Dr. Cheema said that the present bill regarding separate SGPC in Haryana will prove to be the last nail in the coffin of Congress Party. He said that as per Constitutional provision the Haryana State Assembly can not pass any bill against the spirit of the Central act. In addition it is well defined in the section 72 of ‘The Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966’
72 (1)‘Save as otherwise expressly provided by the foregoing provisions of this part, where any body corporate consulted under a Central Act, State Act or Provincial Act for the existing state of Punjab or any part thereof serves the needs of the successor States or has, by virtue of the provisions of Part II, become an inter-State body corporate, then, the body corporate shall, on and from the appointed day, continue to function and operate in those areas in respect of which it was functioning and operating immediately before that day, subject to such directions as many from time to time be issued by the Central Government, until other provision is made by law in respect of the said body corporate.
Dr Cheema said that the Haryan Minister Mr. Randeep Singh Surjewala has willfully misinterpretator the last line of above close and misled the house and Sikhs of Haryana. He said that in reality under Section 254 of Constitution of India no law can be made by any state legislate against any central act.
The remaining part of section 72 reads like this:
(2) Any direction issued by the Central Government under subsection (1) in respect of any such body corporate may include a direction that any law by which the said body corporate is governed shall, in its application to that body corporate, have effect, subject to such exceptions and modifications as many specified in the direction.
(3) For the removal of doubt it is hereby declared that the provisions of this section shall apply also to the Punjab University constituted under the Punjab University Act, 1947, the Punjab Agriculture University constituted under the Punjab Agricultural University Act, 1981, and the Board constituted under the provisions of part III of the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925.
Dr. Cheema reiterated that Shiromani Akali Dal will not allow the conspiracy of the Congress Party to divide the Sikh community and to damage the highest Sikh institution at any cost and strong condemned the illegal action of the Haryana Government.