Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said his government will "soon" take a call in the best interest of Sikhs and a Committee headed by Finance Minister H S Chattha has received about two lakh affidavits in favour of having a separate SGPC in the state.

"Legal opinion on the issue (separate SGPC to manage affairs of Sikh shrines in Haryana) is being sought by the state government," he said here.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has opposed the Haryana's proposed move, saying,"Shiromani Akali Dal would oppose the move tooth and nail."

To another question, Hooda said the real contest in the forthcoming state elections would be between Congress and BJP while Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) would be wiped out.

Hooda said in the Lok Sabha polls the INLD managed to win two seats as they "misguided" the people of the state and sought votes in the name of BJP leader Narendra Modi.

He said, the BJP contested on both the seats of Hisar and Sirsa (reserve) on its own symbol, the INLD would have surely lost on them.

INLD won Hisar and Sirsa seats while Congress could manage to keep Rohtak seat in the recent Lok Sabha polls out of total ten seats in the state. Rest went to BJP.

He exuded confidence that Congress will win the Assembly polls in the state for the third consecutive term.


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