Tag Archives: Shiromani Akali Dal

Eying LS poll, SAD, Cong vie for support to Gujarat Sikh farmers

Chandigarh:  August 3In the run-up to the next Lok Sabha elections, a race of sorts seems to have begun between the main stakeholders in Punjab’s politics to extend support to the Sikh farmers facing eviction from Gujarat. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has already announced that he would be leading a delegation of senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders ...

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Bajwa: Explain displacement of Kutch Sikhs

Ropar, Punjab: Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa today sought an explanation from Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on the displacement of Sikhs from Kutch in Gujarat, a state ruled by the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal’s alliance partner the BJP. Bajwa, who was addressing a meeting of party workers as part of the Congress’ mass contact programme here, cited ...

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Sikh politics to fore in Delhi, Cong, BJP in a spot

New Delhi: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC)’s announcement of a memorial dedicated to victims of the 1984 Sikh genocide this month seems to have put the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP on the backfoot in Delhi. As the Sheila Dikshit government grapples with factoring in the Sikh electorate just months before the Assembly elections in November, the ...

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Sarna opposes memorial inside Delhi gurdwara

New Delhi:  The proposed building in memory of the 1984 riot victims at Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib would violate the sanctity of the shrine, claimed president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi), Paramjit Singh Sarna. “Those killed inside the Golden Temple during Operation Bluestar were martyrs as they died for a cause. In Delhi thousands of Sikhs were murdered. They are ...

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Badals meet Prez, seek mercy for Bhullar

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today filed a review mercy petition with President Pranab Mukherjee seeking clemency for 1993 Delhi bomb blast convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar and cautioned that hanging of the death row convict could disturb peace and harmony in the state. The 17-page mercy petition filed by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Badal ...

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