Addressing the function, Badal said, “No society can survive for long if it forgets its culture and rich traditional values.”
The protesters pelted stones and hurled a shoe at Singh and other Akali leaders as they were whisked away from the venue amidst heavy police protection.
The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha but remains stuck in the Rajya Sabha, where the Congress-led opposition has threatened to block it.
The incident triggered strong protests by district Akali leaders, led by Shiromani Akali Dal’s Amritsar (Urban) president, Upkar Singh Sandhu.
Police detained as many as 45 persons after SGPC task force thrashed the members of group who were moving around the Golden Temple parikarma raising pro-Khalistani slogans while waving swords.
The education department in Amritsar says it isn’t aware of the SGPC campaign, which is going on in both public and private schools
Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) MP Prem Singh Chandumajra on why he raised the issue of Punjab’s claim over Chandigarh in LS.
SAD has been a long-standing BJP ally and currently has three councillors in the south civic body and one in the north body.
Hardeep Singh defeats Cong candidate by 4,950 votes; leads in 21 of the 22 polling stations.
Police used water cannons on the protesters when they tried to break the security cordon to reach the CBI office.
Bypoll candidate is Surjit Singh Barnala’s grandson; party could find no one else, family needed the break.
SAD has joined hands with Opposition in resisting the govt’s move to remove the consent clause in the Land Bill.
The SAD core committee met to formulate the party’s response to the proposed Bill that is to come before Parliament this week.
Counting of votes for the 50-member corporation will be held on February 26.
Party, however, says SAD mayor should resign on moral grounds.