Candidates 2022


AAP has betrayed Punjabis by failing to allocate resources to fulfil key promises - SAD

 Says AAP betrayed women voters by failing to allocate a single rupee for the Rs 1,000 per month allowance scheme Chandigarh, June 27 - The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had betrayed Punjabis by failing to allocate resources to fulfil key promises even as it condemned chief minister Bhagwant Singh Mann for mindlessly thrusting the failed Delhi model on Punjab. Reacting to the budget 2022- 23, SAD legislature party leader Manpreet Singh Ayali said the AAP government had betrayed women voters by failing to allocate a single rupee for the Rs 1,000 per month allowance for all women of the State. He said this was not all. “The government has even failed to lay out the road map for implementing the 300 units per month free power scheme. PSPCL is already running in losses and the government has not come out with an allocation to compensate it for running this scheme”. S.  Manpreet Ayali also condemned the government for mindlessly copying the failed Delhi Model. He said the government had announced a token implementation of the Mohalla Clinic scheme for cheap publicity alone. “The need of the hour is to strengthen the community health centres and create super speciality centres for which funds have not been allocated “. S. Ayali also condemned the AAP government for defrauding youth by announcing distribution of Rs 20,000 seed money for entrepreneurship development after holding contests. “This scheme, like in the case of Delhi, is aimed at publicity alone”. He also castigated AAP for allocating funds to give skill training to 250 youth only. Where are the funds to train and make lakhs of youth employable”, S. Ayali asked the chief minister. He said the government had made an empty promise to regularise 36,000 contractual employees but failed to move a resolution in this regard in the Vidhan Sabha. “New jobs also remain on paper and even those given appointment letters are not getting salaries”, he added. Terming the budget as a jugglury of figures, S. Ayali said GST collection had been wrongly calculated. He said there was a shortfall of Rs 400 crore in excise collections alone even as stamp duty collections had also fallen.

SAD asks cadre not to be swayed by rumours and display unity to strengthen the party

S. Balwinder Singh  Bhundur asserts no one has demanded the resignation of party president S. Sukhbir Singh Badal(Says all issues including S. Iqbal Singh Jhundan sub-committee report would be taken up for discussion) Chandigarh, June 27 – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today appealed to the party rank and file not to be swayed by rumours and display unity to strengthen the party at this juncture, even as it asserted the party would continue to uphold its principles and panthic values at all costs.Addressing a press conference here, party general secretary S. Balwinder Singh Bhundur made it clear that no one had demanded the resignation of SAD President S. Sukhbir Singh Badal who had been elected to his chair through a democratic process.“Victories and defeats happen. They are not because of any one person. Moreover generals are not changed overnight”, he asserted while appealing to all senior colleagues to come together to strengthen the party. When pointedly asked about issues raised by senior leader S. Jagmeet Singh Brar, the SAD leader said “I have not watched his statement completely but I can assert the party is always open to discuss all issues in the appropriate party forum”.S. Balwinder Singh Bhundur made it clear that all issues, including the S. Iqbal Singh Jhundan sub-committee report would be discussed soon by the party. “Discussion on the report was earlier put off till the Sangrur by-poll”, he added.The SAD general secretary also reached out to the party cadre while thanking them for their untiring efforts in the Sangrur by-poll. He said all parties faced ups and downs. “You have seen how the BJP rose from the ashes after going down to three MPs nationwide to sweep the country. The change in voter mood vis-à-vis the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is also in front of you. There is no reason to be demoralized. The SAD is a hundred year old party with a glorious heritage. While the party will introspect on the recent Sangrur by-poll result, there is need to speak in one voice in keeping with past traditions of the party”.Speaking about the Sangrur by-poll, S. Bhundur said “the SAD teamed up with all panthic organizations to field a joint candidate on the appeal of the Sri Akal Takth Sahib jathedar. “We supported the name forwarded by the panthic organizations. Biba Kamaldeep Kaur Rajoana was fielded on the SAD symbol at the request of her brother Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana who is incarcerated in jail for the last 28 years without parole even after the completion of his life sentence”.Asserting that the SAD had led a principled fight in Sangrur, S. Bhundur said “we are committed to taking up the issue of securing freedom for Sikh detenues at all available forums and will even press the centre to release them forthwith. He said the AAP government should also release Prof Dewinderpal Bhullar, whose release had been cleared by the required government committee, immediately. He said the SAD had earlier also taken up peoples causes as well as abuse of human rights by opposing the Emergency besides launching ‘morchas’ to save the river waters of Punjab.Senior leaders S. Harcharan Singh Bains and S. Charanjit Singh Brar were also present on the occasion.

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.