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Posted at: May 26, 2019, 8:04 AM; last updated: May 26, 2019, 8:04 AM (IST)

GK questions Akali defeat, core panel seeks his ouster

New Delhi, May 25

Two days after the Lok Sabha poll results, there is an upheaval in the Delhi unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal.

Manjit Singh GK, former president of the Delhi unit, today asked the Sikh community to analyse why the party lost in Punjab despite all factors working in favour. The SAD lost eight seats of the 10 it contested. The statement comes hours after the Delhi unit of the party passed a resolution seeking GK’s expulsion. Senior Akali leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa, an MLA in Delhi, said: “A resolution was passed by the core committee last night seeking GK’s expulsion.”

Indications are that the resolution stems from cases pending against GK in court on account of alleged fiscal impropriety in the DSGMC, which was once headed by him.

GK said: “What action those people will take who have been rejected by the panth?”

He said it needed to be analysed why Sikhs had given negative votes to the Akali candidates. “I think it’s time to have discussions among Sikh intelligentsia. We must analyse the results and suggest measures to save the future of the Akali Dal,” he said. — TNS

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