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Akali Dal Haryana office-bearers quit, form new political outfit

Akali Dal Haryana office-bearers quit, form new political outfit

SAD office-bearers and members who quit party in Karnal on Monday. Tribune photo



Tribune News Service

Parveen Arora

Karnal, August 22

In a jolt to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), its senior office-bearers from the state quit the party and formed SAD Haryana State today. A five-member committee has been formed by the rebel group to chalk out future strategy.

A meeting of the rebel group was organised at Gurdwara Dera Kar Sewa, in which Bhupinder Singh Assandh (SGPC member and SAD senior vice-president in Haryana), Ravinder Kaur (former member of SGPC and SAD state president of the women wing), Sukhdev Singh Gobindgarh (SAD vice-president), Gurmeet Singh Tirlokewala (SGPC member), Kanwaljeet Singh Ajrana (SAD spokesperson), several district and block presidents and office-bearers resigned from all posts of the party.

Bhupinder Singh Assandh, Sukhdev Singh Gobindgarh, Kanwaljeet Singh Ajrana, Gurmeet Singh Trilokewala and Inderpal Singh Karnal are committee members who will have the power to take decisions. The committee members will travel across the state to strengthen the newly formed party.

The rebel group accused the Badal family of exercising full control on the party and promoting nepotism. “After the defeat in recent elections, we requested the Badal family to change the leadership, but our request was not considered. We met party workers and decided to quit. We have formed SAD Haryana State to fight for the rights of the people of Haryana,” said Assandh.

“We will hold a rally in Karnal soon to strengthen the party,” he added. They will also contest Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Haryana, he said. Parkash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Singh Badal should leave all posts of the party, he said.

Raghujeet Singh Virk, SAD working committee member and senior vice-president of the SGPC, said all units of the party had been already dissolved. “Quitting by these people will not affect the party in Haryana,” he claimed.

SAD Haryana State to contest elections

  • The rebel group has formed SAD Haryana State that will contest Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Haryana
  • Rebel leaders accused the Badal family of exercising full control on the party and promoting nepotism
  • Parkash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Singh Badal should leave all posts of the party, they said

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