Chandigarh: Punjab Vidhan Sabha Special session started on Friday with the obituary references. The special session was convened to mark the 400th Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji.
Punjab Vidhan Sabha’s one-day special session has been adjourned.
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh said, “India has unique cultural tradition. When we call Indianness, this is the idea of India. Our ancient texts have expressed the idea of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’-“the world is one family”. In Sikh faith, we’ve a concept of ‘Sarbat da bhala’ – “welfare of entire humanity.”
“It was to uphold the right of people of this land to peacefully follow the faith of their choice, that Guru Sahab (Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji) gave his ‘shahadat’. By doing so he set a unique example in the history of sacrificing his life,” he added.
As the obituary references ended, Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi sought the permission of the House to include sportspersons Nirmal Milkha Singh and Yashpal Sharma in the list of those whose death was mourned by the House.
Likewise, Deputy Leader of Opposition Sarvjit Kaur Manuke and Sharanjit Singh Dhillon demanded that the farmers and farm labourers who died during the ongoing farmers’ protest also be included in the list.
Earlier in the day, Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia slammed Punjab Congress and that it was Congress’ conspiracy in league with Centre to impose President’s rule in Punjab.
On Thursday, he had said, “the attempts to disrupt the massive Akali gatherings being organised as part of the party’s Gal Punjab Di campaign were part of a deep-rooted conspiracy of the Congress party in conjunction with the central government to disturb the hard won peace in Punjab and impose President’s rule in the State.”