Expelled Akali leaders to float new party

first_imgAs the three expelled leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday announced that they will float a “new Akali Dal” soon, the SAD accused them of playing into the hands of the Congress party.In Amritsar, expelled MP Ranjit Singh Brahmpura accused SAD president Sukhbir Badal of causing “irreparable damage” to the party. “We will launch a new party keeping intact the original values and ideology of the Akali Dal,” said Mr. Brahmpura, accompanied by the other expelled leaders — Sewa Singh Sekhwan and Rattan Singh Ajnala.“We will announce the name of the party on December 14,” the leaders added.Senior SAD leaders Nirmal Singh Kahlon and Gulzar Singh Ranike said the announcement by the expelled leaders that they will reach out to Sukhpal Khaira was proof that the new outfit was destined to be a Congress front.“By joining hands with Mr. Khaira [the suspended Aam Aadmi Party leader was formerly with the Congress], the expelled leaders have proved themselves to be Congress yes-man who are ready to do what their new political masters order,” alleged Mr. Kahlon and Mr. Ranike.“These expelled leaders believe that they are bigger than the SAD and will deliver the party to the Congress. However, people have seen through the opportunism of these discredited leaders and stand exposed before them,” said the leaders.last_img

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