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SAD condemns communal polarisation in the country, opposes one nation, one culture approach

AMRIK SINGH | June 13, 2024 11:18 PM

"Kangna Ranaut slapgate episode result of hate speeches"
CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SASD) 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 whole hearted 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 the 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.

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