SAD to woo Haryana sikhs after paddy harvesting


Staff member
Chandigarh October 6:

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has decided to organise a district level meeting of workers in Haryana with obviously an eye on the coming election to the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) where the SAD currently rules the roost.

The SAD would appoint a senior leader from Punjab as observer for the elections. A decision to this effect was taken at the joint meeting of the core committee of the SAD and senior leaders from different party of Haryana. The meeting was presided over by the party president and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, which was also attended by the party patron and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

SAD secretary and spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema said that the meeting deliberated upon the issue of the coming SGPC elections and current political situation in the State of Haryana. He said that the above decisions were taken with the aim to further strengthening the party organisation in the State. Names of the observers would be announced by the party president in a few days.
He further added that party would hold district level conferences in Haryana after the paddy harvesting in over. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, SGPC president Jathedar Avtar Singh besides other senior party leaders would address these conferences in Haryana.

The meeting was attended by Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, Gurdev Singh Badal, Jathedar Tota Singh, Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, Maheshinder Singh Grewal and Haryana unit chief Jathedar Joginder Singh Aherawan, SGPC senior vice-president Raghujit Singh Virk and other district presidents and senior party leaders from Haryana including Sukhdev Singh Gobindgarh and others.