Chandigarh, November 24 : Physical attack on Mr. Sharad Pawar Union Agricultur Minister and President NCP today, by a Sikh youth namely Harvinder Singh, in Delhi today is nothing but an act of utter madness, which should be unequivocally condemned by all. Such insanity should not be eulogized by anybody to score a political point.
The act of an individual should also not be attributed to the Sikh community. Unfortunately such silly acts of unprovoked violence against Leaders had become a fashion of the day to garner cheap popularity in the Media. Irresponsible and uncanny statements of Mr. Anna Hazare and other activist of the civil society movement against corruption should not provoke people preach violence even inadvertently. This new form of Gandhian protest may culminate in to a worst form of violence. This ugly incident, if misunderstood by the followers of the Leader like Shart Pawar, has the potentials of a serious back lash in Maharashtra. I would appeal to all the leaders of the Sikh community in Delhi and Punjab to come out openly to condemn vehemently, this act of madness.
I thank Mr. Sharad Pawar and his Daughter Ms. Supriya Sule MP for maintaining cool and also for appealing people in Maharashtra, not to resort to violence and maintain peace and tranquility under all circumstances despite such an ugly provocation.