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Poll results not to deflect SAD from Panthic and pro farmer agenda: Sukhbir Singh Badal

AMRIK SINGH | June 10, 2024 07:17 PM

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal president Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal said here today that the results of the Lok Sabha poll in Punjab will not deflect him and his party from their agenda of commitment to the cause of Panth, Punjab, farmers and other aggrieved and poorer sections of society.“Our commitment to Panth and Punjab, especially farmers and the other poorer sections, is not subject to election results, good or bad. We will work even harder to fulfil our commitment to the aggrieved and downtrodden sections of society.”

“We have said it before and I reiterate that the party is guided by the eternal inclusive vision set before us by the great Guru Sahiban, saints and seers. This vision and our commitment to it is not a slave to whether we sweep an election or suffer reverses. We have seen massive glory and faced great challenges. But neither affects our commitment to principles. For us, principles will continue to remain above politics, and beyond victory or defeat “ he said.

Mr Badal however said that as president of the party, he not only fully and humbly accepts the people’s mandate but also wholeheartedly respects it.

“As a person, I keep an open mind and a humble attitude to the people’s mandate and always remain sensitive to their wishes, ” said the Akali chief adding that “the process of introspection is natural to any responsible political party such as ours. This is an ongoing process and we keep trying to look and relook at ourselves through the people’s mind and keep trying to improve ourselves and be worthy of their love and respect."

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