In a major development in the politics of Punjab, Paramjit Singh Sarna and Harvinder Singh Sarna, have joined hands with former deputy CM and Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal. Furthermore, after Manjinder Singh Sirsa’s exit from the party, it’s seen as a big gain for Shiromani Akali Dal ahead of the DSGMC elections.
The Sarna Brothers, who were leading the SAD (Delhi), a faction of Akali Dal, formed this separate unit, days after Sirsa’s exit from the party, joining the Bharatiya Janata Party. However, this reunion is seen as a major gain for the Akali Dal, as the Sarna Brothers are key players in the DSGMC (Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee).
Additionally, Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has appointed Paramjit Singh Sarna as the president of Akali Dal’s Delhi unit. “There are some hidden elements who have been trying to weaken the community, due to which the Khalsa panth and its institutions are under attack,” said Sukhbir Singh Badal, during the joining. Furthermore, he asked Mr. Sarna to lead the campaign in order to unite the Sikh community.
Additionally, Akali Dal chief Mr. Badal lashed out at his rivals, calling them “traitors” of the entire Sikh community. “Devious conspiracies”, according to Mr. Badal, are allegedly at work to instigate a civil war inside the Sikh community, which can be stopped only by unity. Furthermore, he expressed his gratitude to Sarna brothers and their entire team as well as the supporters for their unwavering support.
According to Akali Dal chief Mr. Sukhbir, the crisis have always brought the Khalsa Panth together. He gave the example of how the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) was weakened after the court approved the formation of a separate gurdwara committee for Haryana. However, now with Sarna brothers reuniting with the SAD, it will be interesting to see how it goes for the Akali Dal in the upcoming DSGMC polls.