Open to alliance, but no talks with AAP: Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa

SAD (S) flays Congress for not giving justice in Bargari sacrilege

Open to alliance, but no talks with AAP: Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa

SAD (Sanyukt) patron Ranjit Singh Brahmpura and president Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa with their supporters perform ardas at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Monday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

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Amritsar, June 21

With a pledge to execute all historic pacts and declarations made by Shiromani Akali Dal, including Anandpur Sahib Mata (resolution), consolidation of federal structure and incorporation of Chandigarh in Punjab, the entire chief executive of SAD (Sanyukt), led by Ranjit Singh Brahmpura and president Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, paid obeisance at the Golden Temple on Monday.

The duo pledged to liberate Gurdhams from the clutches of Badals and prayed for high spirit of the Kisani movement, party and Panth.

Brahmpura ruled out any hope of getting justice from the Congress government in Bargari sacrilege and firing cases in the remaining tenure of six months.

Dhindsa said they were open to coalition, but ruled out any possibility of an alliance with the Congress, SAD and BJP. When asked about the AAP, Dhindsa said no talks have been held so far.

He said the Centre and the state government were on a same page when it comes to conducting elections of the SGPC. He said the Centre had formed a commission for conducting the elections around six months ago, but the state government has not provided it any office, staff and support. Brahmpura claimed that under Badals, the SGPC strayed from basic principles of Sikhism.

“As Badals have authoritative control on all major Sikh institutions from a long time, they are accountable for all the deviations,” said Brahmpura. He alleged that Badals tried to put values of the Sikh community at stake for votes.

Dhindsa also slammed Modi-led government and said the BJP would have to pay the price for not complying with the demands of farmers who feed the nation.

He said even Capt Amarinder Singh’s government has not kept its promises and has failed miserably in resolving the issues over which it had garnered votes during the 2017 Assembly poll.

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