Renowned Kirtaniye Bhai Sahib Bhai Nirmal Singh Ji Khalsa spoke out against the malpractices committed by the SGPC. He stated in the interview that there isn’t a credible procedure of selecting Jathas to do kirtan at Sri Darbar Sahib. He criticized the practice of the SGPC of favoring certain Jathas rather than selecting a Jatha based on sangeet and raag knowledge of Gurbani.
In the interview, he stated that some of the biggest names in sangeet came to Sri Darbar Sahib to listen to kirtan. However, he stated that now days, the level of kirtan done at Sri Darbar Sahib has set a new low and many people are questioning on why trained kirtan Raagis aren’t doing kirtan.
Bhai Nirmal Singh said Sri Darbar Sahib is under political pressure where those that have merit aren’t able to do kirtan anymore. He also stated that if a Raagi Jatha goes abroad to do kirtan than the SGPC collects money from them.
In the last few minutes of the interview, Bhai Sahib stated that only 2% of Kirtan Raagis do kirtan properly inside Sri Darbar Sahib.