Attack on country’s integrity: Badal

New Delhi:  Amid a brewing confrontation, Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal on Friday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and said the Haryana decision on forming a parallel SGPC is an “attack” on the country’s integrity.

“The Government of Haryana has taken a decision which will basically harm the national integration of the country. It is an attack on India’s unity,” he told here after raising the issue with the two central ministers. “They have challenged the authority of the Government of India, they have violated every Article, every word of the Indian Constitution. And they have done something which is unimaginable in the history of this country,” the Akali Dal leader said. His comments came against the backdrop of Haryana’s decision to form a parallel SGPC and its defiance to the Centre’s missive that it cannot do so.

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