Jagmeet Singh Brar had in the past blamed Parkash Badal for the death of his father, who too was an Akali leader and had suffered a heart attack after being denied party ticket to contest the bypoll from a Lok Sabha seat vacated by the SAD patron.
Brar, who was expelled from the Congress where he had spent more than 30 years, then joined the All India Trinamool Congress and was its state president before quitting the party last year. Since then he was in political wilderness.
In the political wilderness for a year, former MP Jagmeet Singh Brar, who was expelled from the Congress and later went on to join the Trinamool Congress, Thursday said he will join the Shiromani Akali Dal on April 19 at Muktsar in Punjab.“
Dhillon had won as MLA from Barnala in 2007 and 2012 while in 2017, he had lost to AAP’s Meet Hayer. “I have done many development works in Barnala and the same will be done in Sangrur too,” he said on Monday.
"In 2014 and 2017, the party was spreading its wings in Punjab and hence assistance was provided to us by the Delhi team. But now party organisation is in place and we have been given a free hand," says AAP's Sangrur candidate Bhagwant Mann.
Miffed, the BJP unit here boycotted a workers’ meeting organised at a dharamshala on Satha Chowk, with some claiming this was a strategic move because the SAD thinks people of the constituency won’t vote for their alliance since it has a sizeable Muslim population.
Convenor Santokh Singh said, “The way SAD is celebrating the transfer of SIT member Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh indicates that how relieved it is as it was fearing some action from SIT in the coming days.”
The hoardings have come up in connection with a meeting of 22 Sikh organisations under the banner of ‘Sikh Talmel Mission’ on April 11 here to discuss how to spread the message urging people not to vote for the SAD and the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls.
In Sarawan and Behbal Khurd — two villages that lost a member each in 2015 police firing, the transfer of IG Kunwar Pratap, probing the incident, is ‘handiwork’ of Akali Dal in connivance with Centre; and they say SAD will pay for it
Ranike had contested Vidhan Sabha elections five times (1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017) from Attari constituency in Amritsar. He won four times except in 2017. He was made a Cabinet minister in the SAD government in 2007 and in 2012 as well.
Though the chief electoral officer has already taken four meetings with political parties of Punjab, this one will be a training for the candidates and the prospective ones. They need to give their names by Monday in the district public relations offices of every district.