Candidates 2022


Recruit Apprentice Linemen in PSPCL as per earlier norms followed during SAD government – S. Bikram Singh Majithia

Meets Linemen protesting atop an electricity tower and expressed solidarity with them(Asks CM not to cheat the youth and other sections of society in the name of Shaheed Bhagat Singh)Patiala, September 28 – Senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader S. Bikram Singh Majithia today demanded Apprentice Linemen be recruited in the PSPCL as promised by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and as per earlier norms, even as he asked chief minister Bhagwant Mann to follow the ideals of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh in letter and spirit and not try to crush the voice of democratic dissent with brutal force.The former minister, who visited Bhedpura village near here to express solidarity with Apprentice Linemen who are agitating atop an electricity tower, said it was shocking that the chief minister was taking out full page advertisements on the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh but not guarding the principles associated with the Shaheed. “Apprentice Linemen, PTI teachers and even Associate Professors are being beaten mercilessly and humiliated when they try to meet the chief minister to remind him of the promises made to them. The chief minister should search his conscience and tell whether this is the way to commemorate the anniversary of the Shaheed and treat unemployed sections of society who are demanding their just rights”.Asserting that eight of the Apprentice Linemen were from the chief minister’s village Satoj while another fifty were from Sangrur constituency, S. Majithia said “these youth now say the chief minister who had promised to give them jobs as was done during the SAD led government, refuses to meet them now”. He said it was unjust to put conditions of tests to recruit linemen when earlier recruitments were done on the basis of ITI diploma and apprentice certificate. He also said the Apprentice Linemen were justly worried that their jobs would be given to non-Punjabis as had happened in other cases recently and demanded that only Punjab domicile candidates should be considered for permanent recruitment in the State.Telling the chief minister not to do lip service to the cause of the unemployed, S.  Majithia said AAP and even it’s Convener Arvind Kejriwal had been exposed by PTI union member Sippy Sharma who was forced to climb atop a water tank at Khatkar Kalan to draw the attention of her “brother”. “Kejriwal had called Sippy Sharma his sister during the assembly election campaign but it seems this was only a drama and the sister has now been forgotten”.Assuring complete support to the agitating Apprentice Linemen, Mr Majithia also rang up the SSP and told him to ensure they were not intimidated by the local police. He said the youth were being harassed by the local police which would not be tolerated at any cost.Telling the AAP government not to cheat all sections of society in the name of Bhagat Singh, S. Bikram Singh Majithia said instead of discussing the plight of unemployed youth, farmers, employees and industry, the AAP government was busy in moving and holding discussions on a confidence motion. “This is being done solely to fulfill the agenda of Arvind Kejriwal who wants to be projected as an alternative to the Prime Minister”. He said the cost of holding the assembly session at the rate of Rs one crore per day should be levied on AAP as it had wasted public funds to further its political agenda.Senior leader Surjit Singh Rakhra and S. Iqbal Singh Jhundan besides S. Jaspal Singh Chatha and S. Winnerjit Singh Goldy also accompanied S. Majithia. 

ਸ਼੍ਰੋਮਣੀ ਅਕਾਲੀ ਦਲ ਨੇ ਪਿਛਲੇ ਦਰਵਾਜਿਓਂ ਵਿਧਾਨ ਸਭਾ ਵਿਚ ਭਰੋਸਗੀ ਮਤਾ ਰੱਖਣ ਦੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਨਿਖੇਧੀ

Manpreet Singh Ayali says the motion was not discussed in the Business Advisory Committee meeting of the assembly(Youth Akali Dal (YAD) workers court arrest while marching to Vidhan Sabha) Chandigarh, September 27 – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) legislature wing today condemned the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for tabling a confidence motion in the Vidhan Sabha through the backdoor solely to politicize the bribery allegations made by it against the BJP to derive political benefit in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat assembly elections.Talking to newsmen outside the assembly SAD legislature party leader Manpreet Singh Ayali said the confidence motion was also tabled to divert attention from the core issues of Punjab. He questioned the necessity of moving the confidence motion in the Vidhan Sabha when no opposition party legislator had made any such demand. “Moreover the AAP government enjoys the support of 92 legislators out of 117 and moving this resolution indicates it wants to play politics instead of addressing the genuine concerns of Punjabis”.Asserting that the AAP government had moved the confidence motion through the backdoor, Mr Ayali said “I attended the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee and there was no mention of moving any confidence motion during discussions held to finalize the agenda of the house”.Speaking about the alleged bribery allegations made against the BJP that AAP legislators were offered Rs 25 crore each to switch sides, Mr Ayali said “even though a complaint in this regard was submitted to the State DGP on September 14 no action has been taken in the case till now. The names of the persons who offered the bribes have not been disclosed till now nor has any arrest taken place in the case”.Asserting that AAP had run away from discussing crucial issues concerning the State and its people, Mr Ayali said it was most unfortunate that no time had been given to the SAD to speak in the Vidhan Sabha. “The government should have the capacity to listen also instead of just saying its bit and adjourning the house”. He said a number of issues including the crisis in the agriculture sector as well as breakdown of law and order, increased drug menace and illegal mining should have been taken up for discussion. SAD legislators Dr Sukhwinder Kumar and Ganieve Kaur Majithia were also present on the occasion.Earlier SAD youth workers marched to the Vidhan Sabha and courted arrest demanding the issue of farmers including grant of compensation for crop damage, release of Rs 1,500 per acre to farmers who went in for direct seeding of paddy and compensation to dairy farmers for loss of milch animals due to Lumpy Skin Disease be discussed instead of playing politics. The youth workers, who were led by Parambans Singh Romana and Kanwarjit Singh Barkandi, also demanded that the AAP government release Rs 3,000 per month to unemployed youth in Punjab as it had promised in Himachal Pradesh. They also demanded that the AAP government fulfill its promises including giving jobs to youth and releasing Rs 1,000 per month to all women in the State. 

Election Manifesto 2022

Gall Raj di Nahi, Gall Punjab Di

Election manifesto of Shiromani Akali Dal-BSP 2022


December 14, 1920, would always be remembered as the day when the oldest and the most progressive political party was born in India. The development and transformation that Punjab has witnessed is the result of the undiluted and relentless efforts of Shiromani Akali Dal. This is one assemblage of like-minded leaders that has always put the rights of the people of Punjab on top and also fought for their rights. Since the inception of Shiromani Akali Dal, its entire history has been a magnificent testimony of patriotism, human welfare, devotion and dedication towards Punjab, Punjabis and Punjabiyat. Innumerable struggles and agitations over several years of service that led to victories and achievements stand as an evidence of what all it has accomplished for Punjab and its people. By rooting their every endeavour in the soil of secularism and democracy, they have uplifted the weaker sections of the society. SAD worked persistently towards the all around development of the state. Projects initiated by the party, which include better irrigation facilities, power plants, enhanced air connectivity, wider highways for easy and uninterrupted commute et al continue to benefit the people of Punjab. Punjab witnessed a complete revolutionization under the exceptional leadership of S. Sukhbir Singh Badal. S. Sukhbir Singh Badal, the dynamic and highly educated President of Shiromani Akali Dal, worked day and night without straining a brow to turn the dream of prosperous and progressive Punjab into a reality. Punjab as a state has been an example of a healthy infrastructure, superior governance and transparent policies under the Akali government. Its growth has been remarkable in the past decade. The road for future progress of Punjab was laid down by Akalis and Punjab will continue to prosper with Akali Dal being the age-old watchdog of Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiyat.


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



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



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.