Title extra Congress MPs to panel on Guru Tegh Bahadur: Adhir Ranjan to PM

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 2

Congress party leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to name Congress MPs from Punjab to the government panel set up to commemorate the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur.

The letter was written after Adhir Ranjan received a communication from the Union Home Ministry about his nomination to the high level committee.

“I have received a letter from Ajay Bhalla, Home Secretary, Government of India, regarding my nomination as a member of High Level Committee to celebrate the 400th Birth Anniversary of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji, the ninth Sikh Guru. I am honoured to be associated with such a solemn and sacred anniversary.”

While assuring that he would work to the best of his capability for “the noble and pious cause”, Adhir added, “I give my consent to being a member of aforesaid committee.”

The Congress leader, however, said while a number of public representatives from the  Bharatiya Janata Party

are represented on that committee, more from other walks of life should also be represented.

“May I request you to kindly consider nominating some public representatives — Members of Parliament

of Indian National Congress as well from Punjab because they are so religiously and emotionally attached with this great event,” he said.

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