A news of the SGPC appointing Bhai Pinderpal Singh as the replacement for Giani Gurbachan was circulated widely on various media networks.
Bhai Pinderpal in an interview with Raaj Radio network stated he refutes the claims of people meeting him for Jathedar. He said, “I only do katha of Guru Granth Sahib Ji and spread awareness about Sikhs. People are spreading lies about me and no one approached to me. I request everyone to do ardas that I do seva for Sikhs. My Katha was stopped at Manji Sahib and they will make me Jathdar?”
Also, Bhai Pinderpal Singh’s media spokesperson has stated that Bhai Sahib never received any offer nor a phone call from any SGPC member in regards for being considered Jathedar.
He mentioned that having 2 Jathedars would cause divisions and isn’t a viable option for him. He went onto say that he’s a parcharak who looks to spread awareness of Sikhi and not to cause divisions.
He refuted the reports of him being considered or him accepting the position of Jathedar