Won’t contest polls, says Phoolka

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, January 12

Senior lawyer HS Phoolka today kicked off registration for enrolling volunteers for his Sikh Sewak Army formed to “depoliticise” the SGPC. Talking to the media after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple, Phoolka said initially, 5,000 volunteers would be enlisted to work as supervisors. “These volunteers would be appointed for units at block, tehsil and district levels.”

He said a website had been created where interested people could upload their details to get themselves registered as volunteers. He said talks were underway with various Sikh organisations like Sant Samaj headed by Baba Sarbjot Singh Bedi.

Phoolka did not rule out meeting SAD (Taksali) head Ranjit Singh Brahmpura. He said “sabat surat” volunteers would work to de-politicise the SGPC and others would work to eradicate the menace of drugs from the state.

He reiterated that he would not contest any elections, but after “depoliticising” the SGPC, he could think of taking part in its elections.