After Jathedar Nandgarh was ousted by the SGPC, past Jathedars and leaders have stepped up and said the Jathedars are controlled by political party.
Sikhs worldwide have expressed outrage by the way Damdama Sahib Jathedar was removed by the SGPC’s executive committee.
Many are calling on a Sarbatt Khalsa to make the decisions for the Panth and for unity purposes. Jathedar Nandgarh has had a Panthic view on most issues especially on the Nanakshahi Calendar. Nanakshahi Calendar issue was the main reason why the SGPC removed him as they want Sikhs to follow the Bikrami Calendar.