Chandigarh: With Congress announcing a separate Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee for Haryana, it may be the end of dominance by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the Sikh religious affairs in other states. Sikhs in Haryana had been pushing for a separate SGPC for last ten years.

However, it remained in limbo despite Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s categorical statements favouring creation of separate body. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had asked the Haryana CM to stay off the Sikh affairs. SAD has vehemently opposed a separate Gurdwara Committee.