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Election Commission restricts Bikram Singh Majithia's movement

Monday, 28 April 2014 - 8:46pm IST | Place: Chandigarh | Agency: PTI

The Election Commission today restricted the movement of Punjab Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia to his polling station area from where he is an elector. 

CEO V K Singh said according to a communique received from the EC, Majithia would not visit any other part of any assembly segment of the Amritsar Parliamentary Constituency, including Majitha assembly seat. "The Commission has also directed to keep his movements under surveillance and video-graphed with immediate effect," he said.

Meanwhile, the Jathedar of Takht Sachkhand Hazur Sahib, one of the five seats of temporal authority of Sikhs, declared Majithia as 'Tankhaiya' (apostate) for allegedly distorting the Gurbani while canvassing for BJP's Amritsar candidate Arun Jaitley. Majithia had at an election rally reportedly distorted a hymn in Gurbani, compositions of the Sikh gurus and inserted Jaitley's name into it.

A 'Hukamnama' (edict) holding Majithia guilty of religious misconduct was issued yesterday. The minister had later tendered an apology to Giani Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar of Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhs. 

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