Badal alleged that the party was backing Paramjeet Singh Sarna, former head of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee, "who, through one of his aides, has filed a criminal petition in Delhi High Court challenging authority of the Jathedar of 'Akal Takht'." (Agencies)
'Akal Takht' is the the highest temporal seat of the Sikh community. Badal had earlier attacked the Congress-led UPA government for "not getting invite to the foundation laying ceremony of a cancer hospital in Sangrur, a charge refuted by the Union Health Ministry.
"Sarna is the head of the B-team of Congress and their trusted agent," Badal alleged while speaking at a religious function at his constituency here.
Manjit Singh GK, head of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, had reportedly alleged that to gain the "lost political ground", Sarna had made one of his "aides" file a criminal petition in Delhi High Court, challenging the authority of 'Akal Takht'.'
Sarna, however, had trashed these charges, saying he has nothing to do with the person who has filed the petition.
Sarna had earlier filed a petition in Delhi High Court challenging a proposed memorial in Delhi's Rakab Ganj gurdwara for those killed in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
It was later withdrawn.
"The Congress party is manoeuvring to denigrate the revered position of the Jathedar Sahib. Such tactics are totally intolerable," Badal said.
"Since time immemorial, authority of Jathedar Sri Akal Takht Sahib had never been questioned by anyone as sacred Sri Akal Takht Sahib is the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs.
Badal said that by resorting to such "cheap tactics", the Congress and its agents are trying to dent the authority of 'Jathedar Sahib', which is unacceptable to any Sikh who believes in the tenets of Sikhism.
Badal also alleged that "to gain political mileage" Congress is bent on destroying the federal feature of Indian constitution by ignoring the state governments ruled by opposition parties during the inauguration of key projects.
Badal said that while laying the foundation stone of cancer Hospital in Sangrur this week, "the Congress leadership has stooped too low (allegedly by not inviting the state government for the function), which has given a fatal blow to the centre-state relationship."
"But that (not being invited) will not deter us from welcoming the leaders of Union government to the state and we will give full honour and respect to Prime Minister or any other minister, if they come to the state," he added.
Badal alleged that the party was backing Paramjeet Singh Sarna, former head of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee, "who, through one of his aides, has filed a criminal petition in Delhi High Court challenging authority of the Jathedar of 'Akal Takht'."