Sikh as PM a Non-Issue: Badal

July 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

Shiromani Akali Dal supremo Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh being a Sikh was a non-issue and his party would toe the NDA line during the trust vote on the nuke issue in the Lok Sabha.

"Don't drag me into non-issues like the Prime Minister being a Sikh," he told reporters here when asked whether his party would vote against India's first Sikh Prime Minister during the confidence vote.

"SAD is a constituent of the NDA and we will follow the stand taken by it," the Punjab Chief Minister said.