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Ideological and principled politics is not in your blood: Dal Khalsa takes dig at Sukhbir Badal

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | March 25, 2024 11:18 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Dal Khalsa today asked SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal to explain to the people of Punjab and Panth as to who is responsible for degradation in Sikh politics. The Sikh organisation is categorical in stating that Panth has lost all trust and hopes from the present day leadership of the Akali Dal under him.

Referring to the last day resolution at SAD’s core committee meeting under Sukhbir’s presidency that theirs party believe in principles above politics, the Dal Khalsa leaders said it’s the Akali Dal under Badals that have always given preference to power, and privileges above principles.

It is not difficult to understand this sudden shift in the Akali Dal as elections are round the corner and chances for re-alliance with the saffron party BJP looks dim. For all these years, senior Badal did his politics by taking credit for his alliance with BJP, which in the eyes of Panth was unholy and unprincipled.

Like Congress, the BJP too is anti-Sikh and anti-Punjab. As far as Panthic issues are concerned both parties have identical agenda, said party’s working president Paramjit Singh Mand. He further asserted that its Badals who have transformed the Sikh polity from principled to opportunistic and compromised.

“Ever since the demise of Akali stalwart late Gurcharan Singh Tohra, your family has taken control of SAD and making the SGPC its subservient. Worse, your family have been controlling the working of top temporal seat Akal Takhat by proxy. Who else could be more responsible for degradation than you”, he asked.

Mand was addressing the monthly meet of young activists of Dal Khalsa. He asked Sukhbir: “Will you spell out a single achievement of your so-called moderate politics for Panth and Punjab?

He asked Sukhbir to seek apology from Punjab and the Panth for ruining the ideology based polity in pursuit for selfish political interests. They reiterated their stance that unless Sukhbir resigns from the top post of Akali Dal passing the baton to next generation with clean hands, the revival of Akali Dal is very difficult if not impossible.

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