4 Punjabi politicians visit Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa : The Tribune India
Sirsa, January 25
As expected, politicians from Punjab today visited the headquarters of Dera Sacha Sauda in the city of Sirsa.
Those seen at the headquarters included BJP MP from Abohar Arun Narang, BJP candidate from Sardulgarh in Mansa district Jagjit Singh Milkha, Punjab Lok Congress candidate (Capt Amarinder Singh’s party) Sanjeev Bittu from rural Patiala , Congress leader Mangat Ram Bansal, candidate of Maur and Ranbir Singh Gangwa, Deputy Speaker of Haryana Assembly
“These leaders are considered close to the Dera. They also enjoyed the works of Dera followers in their respective segments during their visit today and did not discuss politics,” a Dera official said. However, the experts asserted that “their visit made political sense given the assembly elections in Punjab”.
The event was organized on the occasion of the 103rd birth anniversary of the second Guru of Dera Sacha Sauda, Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj. Thousands of Dera followers from different states come to the headquarters to attend the satsang program.
The dera management committee is handling cases as Dera Gurmeet chief Ram Rahim is incarcerated in Sunaria prison in Rothak after being sentenced to life in murder and rape cases in 2017 and again in 2021.
“The decision to support a party or a candidate is taken by the political wing in secret and conveyed to supporters just days before the election,” said a dera supporter.