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SAD CONDEMNS COMMUNAL POLARISATION IN THE CCOUNTRY: CORE COMMITTEE

SAD CONDEMNS COMMUNAL POLARISATION IN THE CCOUNTRY:KANGNA RANAUT MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HATE SPEECHES LEADING UP TO THE AIRPORT INCIDENT : CORE COMMITTEECORE COMMITTEELAUDS  SUKHBIR SINGH BADAL’S RESOLUTE   LEADERSHIP OPPOSES “ONE NATION , ONE CULTURE”  APPROACH SUKHBIR SINGH BADAL TO SEEK INPUTS FROM LEADERS  ON FUTURE AGENDA AND STRATEGY  Chandigarh June 13 –    Shiromani  Akali Dal today  held prolonged and  in-depth discussion on the prevailing political situation in the state, including analysis and introspection the  performance of the party in the  just concluded  Lok Sabha poll. In a meeting  of the party’s Core Committee lasting over six hours at the party headquarters here, it was decided that “in the coming days  SAD president Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal would  seek suggestions from the party  leaders individually as well as collectively  to formulate the party’s overall agenda and strategy for future.” The meeting placed on record its wholehearted  appreciation of the “ spirited,    selfless and resolute  leadership provided by the party president,  Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal especially  during the past  six  months leading up to the polling date. “ The manner in which  the SAD president  took brave and selfless decisions , making unheard of personal  sacrifices for  the party’s interests , is a matter of pride for the entire  party. The party places full faith and confidence in his leadership and salutes his single minded devotion to the party’s interests.”   The meeting also considered the party’s likely strategy for the forthcoming by-elections in the state. A final decision on these will be taken  in the coming days     Earlier, the Core Committee also took a serious view of a well orchestrated and vicious vilification campaign against the party and its leadership. The meeting reposed full faith in his leadership.       In a resolution, the party expressed deep concern over the growing communal polarisation  in society and its abuse in politics   in  the country. In this regard, the party came down heavily against poisonous and divisive utterances of the film actress turned MP Kangna Ranaut. “While the party does not approve of resort to violence, but Kangana Ranaut must be held accountable for her abusive, humiliating and rabidly communal utterances which caused deep emotional hurt that led to the unfortunate incident at the airport. Bibi Kulwinder Kaur’s alleged action must not be seen in isolation of the circumstances that led to it.”  The party described these incidents as a revival of the 1984  Congress  agenda of vilification of the Sikhs and condemned the attack on an innocent Sikh youth in Kaithal and the criminal  typecasting of him as a separatist.” The party also strongly opposed the pernicious idea  “the one nation-one culture”  being promoted  the country. The Core Committee  reiterated the party’s stand that India is a country  of rich  cultural, religious, regional and linguistic diversity and federal structure is the only way to strengthen the country.The meeting reiterated that a massive and deep rooted conspiracy is at play against SAD to confuse , mislead and divide the Sikh masses to render this leaderless.   “The conspiracy is aimed at  dividing  and weakening the Khalsa Panth with the final aim of controlling their religion and sacred Sikh religious institutions.”  The party cautioned the Sikh masses against these conspiracies.The meeting was presided over by Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal Others present included S. Balwinder Singh Bhundar, S. Harjinder Singh Dhami, S. Maheisnder Singh Grewal, Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra, Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema, Bibi Jagir Kaur, S. Manjit Singh G.K, S. Janmeja Singh Sekhon, Sh. Anil Joshi, S. Guljar Singh Ranike, S. Surjit Singh Rakhra, S. Hira Singh Gabria, S. Iqbal Singh Jhunda, S. Virsa Singh Valtoha, S. Gurbcahan Singh Babehali, Dr. Sukhwinder Sukhi, Sh. N.k Sharma, S. Gurpartap Singh Wadala, S. Baldev Singh Maan, S. Mantar Singh Brar, S. Harmeet Singh Sandhu, S. Sohan Singh Thandal, Bibi Hargobind Kaur, and S. Sarbjit Singh Jhinjer. EOM

Neither NDA nor INDIA but Punjab will dictate SAD agenda and approach”: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Neither NDA nor INDIA but Punjab will dictate SAD agenda and approach”: Sukhbir Singh Badal(Condemns conspiracies of outsiders to keep Punjabis divided through divisive politics, says Punjab can only prosper if there is ‘bhaicharak sanjh’)(Says he can see wave of anger against the AAP govt, announces SAD sweeping Lok Sabha polls)(Sea of people attend SAD rallies in Bathinda parliamentary constituency on the concluding day of campaigning in favour of Harsimrat K Badal)Mansa, May 30 – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said his party would stand  only for Punjab, Punjabis and fight for their interests.  “Our loyalty is with Punjab and not with this or that alliance.  We will stick to our agenda for our own people instead toeing the agenda of any other party or alliance. For us, it’s neither this alliance nor that but just safeguarding the pride and interests and Punjab and Punjabis that matters”.Mr Badal said that Punjab needed to be saved from conspiracies of outsiders who want to push the state back into a dark era of state repression on one excuse or the other“Punjab and Punjabis have to be saved from Delhi based parties who wanted to loot the State and its resources besides practicing divisive politics, even as he asserted that the State could only prosper if there was ‘bhaicharak sanjh’. The SAD president also warned the people to beware of the return of the dark era of strife and take steps to ensure this did not happen.Addressing mammoth rallies in Sardulgarh, Budhlada and Mansa on the concluding day of campaigning in favour of party candidate Harsimrat Kaur Bada amidst slogans of ‘Vikas de Maseeha Sukhbir Singh Badal Zindabad, the SAD president said “the sea of people today as well as throughout the election campaign of the party has made it clear that there is a clear wave in favour of the SAD which will not only sweep the parliamentary polls but is headed to make the next government in the State”.Stating that he had covered more than 80 assembly segments during the two month long Punjab Bachao Yatra which has traversed 3,200 kilometers in the State, Mr Sukhbir Badal said “this was followed by a mass election campaign which has put all Delhi based parties on the back foot. I have talked to the Kisan, gareeb and the khet mazdoor. Interacted with traders and industrialists, I have seen the anger of the people against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government first hand. People have also come up to me and told me they feel cheated by Delhi parties including the Congress and the BJP. The Capt Amarinder Singh Congress government refused to waive off farm loans as promised while the BJP government at the center went back on its word to make MSP a legal right of farmers besides releasing the Bandi Singhs”.Raising the slogan of Punjab Punjabian da amidst enthusiastic slogan shouting, Mr Badal said “the SAD will neither stand with the NDA or the India alliance. We will stand with Punjab. We will raise your voice in parliament and ensure all pending issues of Punjab including safeguarding our river waters and ensuring Chandigarh is transferred to Punjab are taken up for resolution”.Mr Badal also announced that the SAD, once it formed a government in Punjab in 2027, would introduce the death penalty for drug traffickers and gangsters. “We will establish fast track courts which will try cases against drug traffickers and gangsters within six months”. He also announced that all properties of drug traffickers and gangsters would be seized and taken over by the State.The SAD president also announced that once the SAD government was formed, it would release a tube well connection to all farmers who did not have a tube well connection. He also announced that the next SAD government would ensure canal irrigation reached all fields in the State by laying underground pipes.He also appealed to the people to remember June 1, 1984 when they set out to cast their votes on the same day two days from now. Showing a picture of the completely gutted Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Mr Badal said “Indira Gandhi mercilessly destroyed Sri Akal Takht Sahib in this manner”. He said the Congress party was also guilty of engineering the genocide of Sikhs in 1984 during the course of which thousands of Sikhs were massacred on the streets of Delhi and elsewhere.Party candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal while speaking on the occasion amidst slogans of ‘Bibi teri soch te pehra devange thok ke’ , gave a detailed list of works initiated by the erstwhile SAD government in the assembly constituencies. She said Rs 650 crore was spent on Sardulgarh alone including three new grids, ten water works, sewerage, college, sub division hospital and judicial complex. She also spoke on how the SAD government had brought AIIMS, a central university, technical colleges, airport and flyovers into the constituency. I will ensure that in the next SAD government, Mansa is taken up for industrialization to solve the problem of unemployment in the assembly segment”.Senior leader Bikram Singh Majithia also received a rousing welcome on the occasion. Others who participated in the rallies included Dilraj Singh Bhunder, Dr Nishan Singh and Prem Arora. EOMJangveer Singh

CHIEF PATRON

S. Parkash Singh Badal

Patron of Shiromani Akali Dal, S. Parkash Singh Badal, served Punjab as Chief Minister for five times.  He has been the Chief Minister of the state from 1970 to 1971, from 1977 to 1980, from 1997 to 2002 and from 2007 to 2017 (two consecutive terms). He led the party as the president from 1995 to 2008. The Government of India awarded him the second highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan, in 2015.

Born on December 8, 1927 in Abul Khurana, near Malout, Sardar Badal graduated

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PRESIDENT

Sukhbir Singh Badal (born July 9, 1962) has been the President of Shiromani Akali Dal since 2008.  He led the political command of Punjab as the Deputy Chief Minister from 2009 to 2017.   

Sukhbir Singh Badal is the youngest person ever to become the President of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Perseverance, consistent hard work and leadership acumen has elevated him to this coveted position. 

Sukhbir Singh Badal instigated several initiatives in the public interest during the party tenure. He infused a new lease of life in the organizational structure by spreading its

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ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Shiromani Akali Dal has a well defined organisational structure with representation to all sections of society. Veteran leaders, who fought shoulder to shoulder with S. Parkash Singh Badal for the rights of the Punjabis, hold key positions in the party. The young and dynamic leaders in the party work closely with them to implement Akali Dal's core values while keeping in mind party’s main motto - Sarbat Da Bhala.