The patriarch of India’s second oldest party is back in his element, stirring up crowds and seeking votes. But this time, he is seeking votes for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It’s Modi first, the party later.
Sukhbir Badal has said that as SAD president he wishes the Almighty may "wipe out the entire khandan (clan)" of not only those who are behind the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib but also of those who indulged in “cheap politics” over the issue.
Amarinder told the media that he had sent repeated requests, including the letters he had personally written to the Prime Minister on the issue of value cut, the central government had failed to respond so far.
Khera in his complaint has said the Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on April 3 said that his party of representative of the Panth and “would abide by the diktat of the Akal Takht on seeking support from Dera Sacha Sauda followers in the Lok Sabha elections”.
The committee, comprising Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, state party chief Sunil Kumar Jakhar, general secretary in-charge Asha Kumari and senior leader KC Venugopal had prepared a panel after shortlisting the probables during the last meeting.
Though the party has not formally announced Harsimrat Kaur Badal's name from Bathinda seat for the May 19 Lok Sabha polls, sources in the SAD said that it was a foregone conclusion that party will retain her from the constituency.
The former Punjab chief minister further said that when “we talk about parliamentary polls, the question is about choosing the country’s PM and as of now, there is no face comparable to Modi saab, hence he should be given another chance”.
New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): A US-based Sikh actor and model Waris Ahluwalia was denied entry inside an Aeromexico flight in Mexico, accounting to his attire and beard. Reacting over issue, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) leader Manjit Singh on Tuesday condemned the incident said that Government of India, along with the governments around the globe, should take initiatives to educate masses about the Sikh community.
New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Commenting on the 1984 riots missing file, Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Sambit Patra on Friday said the 1984 riots file, which is missing from past 10 months, clearly shows that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is not at all "serious" about the issue and is not taking the Delhi administration seriously. Sharing the same sentiments, Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjeet Singh GK said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is not at all concerned about the Sikh community. He added that he was only doing "vote politics", as the Punjab assembly elections are near. Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said he has no information regarding the issue and will comment once he has complete information.
New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): After meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said there was no failure on part of the local police in the recent Pathankot terror attack, and asked people to stop critisising the national forces. Talking about the ongoing investigation, Badal said both the state government and National investigating agency (NIA) are investigating every aspect and soon the culprit will be punished. Badal said there is a need to increase BSF deployment in Punjab along the border with Pakistan.