Dasso es nu kinnian jutiya peniya chahidia

Till 2017 Punjab assembly polls, almost all political parties loved to flirt with Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS). However, the situation has taken a contrasting shift since and the dera has become nearly ‘untouchable’ for the political leaders.Politicians, who used to make a beeline to the dera considering its clout in the politically significant Malwa region, are now wary of even mentioning it publically for a number of reasons.The dera earned a bad name after its head Gurmeet Ram Rahim was jailed in a rape case. What actually discredited the dera in Punjab was the alleged role of its followers in a series of sacrilege incidents of Guru Granth Sahib during the previous SAD-BJP regime, going by the facts coming to the fore in police investigations ordered by the Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government.

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