Navjot Singh Sidhu has hurt Sikh sentiments: Akal Takht

AMRITSAR: Sitting BJP MP Navjot Sidhu is set to face ire of Akal Takht once again.

The former cricketer who is seen engaging in a funny banter with comedian Kapil Sharma on a TV show telecasted on Colors channel on Sunday allegedly used name of first master of Sikhs, Guru Nanak Dev saying the lines were in gurbani (Sikh hymns).

Sidhu during the show said: Bura nasha sharab ka, uttar jaye prabhat. Naam khumari Nanaka, chadi rahe din raat.

Akal Takht Jathedar Gurbachan Singh though there is no such line in gurbani but still Sidhu has no right to use name of Guru Nanak Dev in such lines mentioning ‘liquor’.

The Sikh community has been deeply hurt by this act of Sidhu.

The Jathedar said he himself is looking into the matter and appropriate action will be taken against Sidhu.

Seeing the anger amongst the Sikhs, the video showing Sidhu speaking the lines has been removed from various social networking sites.

Navjot Sidhu is no new to controversy.

Earlier in 2009, he was accused of hurting Sikh sentiments by taking part in ‘yagna’ and wear a thread across his body.