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Expelled Shiromani Akali Dal leaders announced to form new party, slam Badal and Majitia families

December 02, 2018 06:09 PM

AMRITSAR: The senior Shiromani Akali Dal leaders who revolted against the control of Badal family on the party and faced expulsion today announced to form a new  Akali Dal giving representation to the tgrue workers of the party.

This was announced by former ministers Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, Sewa Singh Sekhwan and Rattan Singh Ajanala, all from Majha region of Punjab at a press conference here. The details of formation of new party will be announced within two days.

They alleged that people of Punjab had given power to Shiromani Akali Dal in 2007 and 2012 but the family of Parkash Singh Badal and Bikram Singh Majithia had grabbed the control of party and put their family interests above the interests of people and Punjab, The Badal and Majithia families sold the interests of Sikh community to Congress which is responsible for the attack on Sri Harimandir Sahib and Akal Takht in 1984.

Brahmpura who led the trio said that Sukhbir Singh Badal president if SAD and Bikram Singh Majithia run the drug, land, mining and transport mafias and ruined the party and Punjab. He said that when Badal and Majithia family saw the power is slipping out of their hand, they took the shelter of dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh who was excommunicated from the Sikh Panth. He said that Badals influenced the Akal Takht to exonerate dera chief so that he can help them to garner votes of dera followers.

Brahmpura said that Badal and Majithia family challenged the principles of Akal Takht, the temporal seat of Sikhs and allowed sacrilege of uru Grnath Sahib by followers of dera chief and ordered police firing on the Sikhs who were protesting against sacrilege at Bargari. Two innocent youth were killed in the police firing.

Brahmpura and other rebel leaders also apologised from the Sikh community for not speaking in public against the anti-panthic activities of Badal family even though raised issues in the party forums. They said that their conscience pricked them and they dared to stand for Sikh cause. The rebel leaders said that they would go to each and every Akali leader and worker to seek their support and revive the spirit of true Akali dal.

Brahmpura said that they would also approach Bains brothers and Sukhpal Khaira to support them in formation of new party.

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