Tag: Shiromani Akali Dal

SAD Demands Independent Probe into Paddy Seed Scam’ in Punjab

(Chd,Pb)SAD Demands Independent Probe into ‘Seed Scam’ in Punjab
Shiromani Akali Dal on Thursday demanded an independent probe while terming the reported vigilance investigation as a cover-up exercise’.
The party submitted memorandums to deputy commissioners across Punjab in this regard.
In the memorandum, SAD leaders demanded that all those responsible for the supply and sale of spurious paddy seeds should be arrested and farmers be compensated.
The Shiromani Akali Dal had claimed that a close associate of cabinet minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa was allegedly involved in the supply of spurious seeds, which were not approved for sale by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).
SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia told mediapersons in Amritsar that the Vigilance Department was not expected to act against the state minister.
Senior party leader Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said only custodial interrogation of the seed supplier could unravel the entire scam and demanded an independent probe into it.
The leaders further said seeds, which earlier cost Rs 70 per kg, were sold at Rs 200 per kg to farmers by the scamsters .
A raid was conducted at a seed store in Ludhiana and more than 750 quintals of seed packaged as PR-129 and 100 quintals of seed packaged as PR-128 were seized,

SAD Slashes Capt Govt For Not Distributing Ration to Migrants

(Ludhiana)SAD Slashes Capt Govt For Not Distributing Ration to Migrants
SAD demands dismissal of Bharat Bhushan Ashu for meting out cruelty to migrant labourers by not distributing ration to them.
SAD Asks Punjab govt to waive off power bills of all Blue card holders for four months
SAD Tells govt to honour promise made to industrial sector by waiving off fixed power charges for period of lockdown instead of deferring them
Addressing a press conference senior SAD leaders S. Maheshinder Singh Grewal and S. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said Bharat Bhushan Ashu was directly responsible for the crisis in Ludhiana. “Even though migrant labourers are most in need of food relief, Ashu did not distribute any food material to them despite the fact that the centre had despatched wheat and pulses for 1.40 crore people to Punjab. It is because of this that labourers took to the streets in Punjab and endangered themselves as well as other citizens by flouting social distancing norms”.
The leaders also asked the chief minister to direct officials to distribute ration on merit without being influenced by Congressmen. They said genuine beneficiaries were suffering because Congressmen had commandeered the distribution operation. “Blue cards of thousands of genuine beneficiaries have been cut and ration is being diverted to Congress leaders to distribute as per their whims and fancies to their supporters.

Capt Says No to Badal For All Party Meet to Combat Covid

(Chd,Pb)Capt Says No to Badal For All Party Meet to Combat Covid
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said there was neither any time nor the necessity to hold an all-party meeting as demanded by Sukhbir Badal.
The Chief Minister said the state government was already taking all possible steps effectively on the issues raised by Sukhbir in his letter of April 5.
Responding to the demand raised by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President for convening ‘All Party Meet’, the Chief Minister said that the state was passing through a difficult phase as the Coronavirus pandemic had shattered the entire public life

Badals Only Make Statts Against Cong But We Will Fight Them:Dhindsa

(Sangrur,Pb)Badals Only Make Statts Against Cong But We Will Fight Them:Dhindsa
Rebel Akali leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on Sunday accused the Badal family of being “hand in glove” with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, saying their business interests “remained unaffected” despite the Congress being in power in the state.
Dhindsa appeared to to be responding to the allegations by Akali Dal leaders that he and his son Parminder Singh Dhindsa were being used as “pawns” by the CM and Congress to weaken the SAD.
The Dhindsas were expelled by the Akali Dal for alleged anti-party activities on February 3.
On Sunday, they held a massive “Save Punjab, Save Panth” rally on their home turf in Sangrur.

Punjab’s DGP Gupta Takes U Turn on His Remarks on Kartarpur Sahib Devotees

(Chd,Pb)Punjab’s DGP Gupta Takes U Turn on His Remarks on Kartarpur Sahib Shrine Devotees
Punjab Director General of police, Dinkar Gupta, has expressed shock and outrage over his remarks made at the Indian Express Ideas Exchange event on February 20, being misunderstood or being willfully misconstrued.Earlier Top Cop has said that Sri Kartarpur Sahib has Potential to Turn a Sikh Devotee into a Terrorist within 6 Hrs
In a statement issued here, Gupta said, “I rejoiced at the opening of the Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor which has fulfilled the decades-old aspirations of millions of devotees like myself all over the world who profess their faith in Guru Nanak Dev Ji and his divine teachings. Their daily ardas for ‘khulle darshan-deedaar’ of religious shrines that remain in post-Partition Pakistan, was finally answered. It was a matter of even greater happiness that it coincided with the 550th Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji”.
Top Cop also said that, as the DGP of the state, which is faced with continuing battle against violent extremism that continues to be funded and supported from across the border, he cannot over emphasize the need to remain vigilant.
He said,“I only red-flagged the obvious ‘potential’ for misuse by elements notorious for their hostility towards India and their effort to exploit every opportunity, even the most pious one, to disturb peace and communal harmony”
Gupta further said that his remarks at the Indian Express event were strictly pertaining to the security and safety of Punjab and India. There was absolutely no reference to any religion or community in his remarks but simply that some anti-national elements based in hostile neighborhood could misuse and exploit this opportunity and, therefore, “we” need to be vigilant to such potential dangers in the interest of peace and security of the people of the State, who, he said, had already suffered a lot in the past at the hands of terrorism promoted by our hostile neighbour.
Earlier Bikram Singh Majithia of Shiromani Akali Dal Slammed Capt Led Punjab Govt And Top Leaders of Congress asking that out of 51,000 devotees how many sikhs are converted terrorists

SAD Will Sport BJP in Delhi Assembly Elections:Nadda

(New Delhi)SAD Will Sport BJP in Delhi Assembly Elections:Nadda
SAD not contesting On Any Seat In Delhi
BJP president J P Nadda on Wednesday hailed the Shiromani Akali Dal as an old and strong ally, while Badal asserted that their alliance is not merely about politics but also about a bond of sentiments.
Akali Dal’s decision to not contest the polls had triggered concerns in the BJP that it may alienate a section of Sikh voters.
Nadda held a long meeting with Badal before addressing the joint press conference.

Majithia,s Associate Gurdeep Shot Dead in Front of Gurudwara

(Asr,Pb)Majithia’s Associate Gurdeep Shot Dead in Front of Gurudwara
A local Shiromani Akali Dal leader Gurdeep Singh Whose Wife is a Village Head was shot dead by three motorcycle-borne assailants at Umarpura village when he was coming out of a gurdwara after offering prayers
The assailants managed to flee after pumping five bullets into Singh, who died on the spot
Singh was said to be a close associate of senior Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia.
The SAD had described Dhilwan’s killing as a “political murder”.

Sukhbir Badal,3rd Time,Re-elected Prez of 99 Yrs Old SAD

(Asr,Pb) Sukhbir Badal Unanimously Re-elected Prez of 99 Yrs Old SAD
Sukhbir Singh Badal unanimously re-elected president of 99 Years Old Shiromani Akali Dal.
The 57-year-old former Punjab deputy chief minister became the SAD chief for the third time in a row.
His name was proposed by senior party leader Tota Singh and seconded by another senior leader, Prem Singh Chandumajra.
The SAD on Saturday observed its 99th foundation day.
The election for the post was held at Teja Singh Samundri Hall of the SGPC complex.

Dhindsa Resigned From Leadership of SAD in Rajya Sabha

(Chd,Pb)Dhindsa Resigned From Leadership of SAD in Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (82) said he tendered his resignation to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday and also informed the same to the party on Friday.
However, he said that he did not give any reason for tendering his resignation
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SAD senior vice president and former minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema the party had already elected Rajya Sabha MPs Balwinder Singh Bhunder as party’s leader and Naresh Gujral as deputy leader in the Upper House.
In September last year, Dhindsa had resigned as the party’s secretary general and from its core committee, citing health reasons.

Shiromani Akali Dal Fields “Parminder Dhindsa” from Sangrur

[Chd,Pb] Shiromani Akali Dal Fields “Parminder Dhindsa” from Sangrur
The Shiromani Akali Dal Friday announced it will field former finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa from the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat
Dhindsa,is sitting MLA from Lehragaga in Sangrur and former finance minister
His father,Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, a Rajya Sabha MP and a former Union minister, had reportedly asked him not to contest the polls and had also said that he would not campaign for him if he decided to fight elections.
Veteran Akali leader Sukhdev Dhindsa had last year resigned from the SAD’s core committee and as its secretary general citing health reasons.
It was Sukhdev Dhindsa who had reportedly sought the resignation of the then Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, holding him responsible for granting pardon to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh in 2015 in a blasphemy case of 2007.
The SAD fielded Parminder Dhindsa, a five-time lawmaker, from the seat as it wanted to put up a strong face from Sangrur.
Sangrur is currently represented in the Lok Sabha by Aam Aadmi Party Punjab chief Bhagwant Mann, who is seeking re-election from the seat.
The Congress is yet to announce its candidate for the seat.
The SAD has fielded sitting MP
[2]Surjit Singh Rakhra from Patiala seat, former IAS officer
[3] Darbara Singh Guru from Fatehgarh Sahib (reserve), former SGPC chief
[4]Bibi Jagir Kaur from Khadoor Sahib and former deputy speaker of Lok Sabha
[5]Charanjit Singh Atwal from Jalandhar (reserve) seat.
[6]Prem Singh Chandumajra from Anandpur Sahib, former minister
Of total 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, the Akali Dal will contest on 10 while its ally BJP will fight on three seats as per seat sharing arrangements.
The seven-phased Lok Sabha polls will begin on April 11 and end on May 19. Punjab will go to polls in a single phase on May 19.
The votes will be counted on May 23.