SAD reveals Karnail Singh Panjoli the door for anti-party actions
Chandigarh, February 14
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) at the moment expelled senior chief and SGPC member Karnail Singh Panjoli from the occasion’s major membership for six years for anti-party actions making him the fourth chief to pay value for revolting in opposition to the Badals.
A loyalist of late Gurcharan Singh Tohra, 64-year-old Panjoli mentioned after his expulsion there was restlessness and aimlessness amongst occasion leaders whereas the management was holding to chairs and killing democracy by taking such actions.
Earlier, senior girls and former SGPC president Jagir Kaur was expelled from the occasion. One other senior chief and SAD core-committee member Jagmeet Singh Brar was additionally expelled from the occasion. Former Chief Parliamentary Secretary Bonny Ajnala, who belongs to a Taksali Akali household, additionally resigned from the occasion few days in the past.
Whereas launching a vitriolic assault, Panjoli mentioned he was completely satisfied to be disassociated from an Akali Dal, which had turn into a personal restricted firm of the Badal household. “I’m relieved. I’ve served the occasion for the reason that age of seventeen after I was jailed for collaborating in a SAD dharna at Karnal. I’ve confronted 18 legal circumstances and three separate circumstances below the Nationwide Safety Act, 1980, for collaborating in varied actions as a loyal soldier of the Akali Dal. There isn’t a democracy within the occasion. They expelled me with out even giving me a discover to elucidate my place. That is dictatorship.”
Panjoli mentioned he felt chained to the Akali Dal, which was now not a protector of the ‘panth’. “What was my fault? For the reason that SAD misplaced 2017 Meeting elections, I’ve been demanding that the occasion management ought to search forgiveness from the Sikh ‘panth’ for the sacrilege circumstances, police firing at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura and apology to Dera Sacha Sauda chief. Although all this occurred throughout the Akali regime, but the management continued. I advised them to present probability to younger leaders,” Panjoli mentioned.
Sikander Singh Maluka, head, SAD disciplinary panel, ordered Panjoli’s expulsion over sequence of anti-party statements. The latest assertion was given final week during which Panjoli used a cuss phrase for the SAD management whereas giving reference of a dharna by Qaumi Sikh Morcha over the discharge of the Sikh prisoners.
Defending the motion in opposition to Panjoli, Dr Daljeet Singh Cheema, SAD spokesperson, mentioned he was giving vital statements concerning the occasion publicly as a substitute of elevating points on the occasion boards. “We respect distinction of opinion however there are occasion boards for such issues,” mentioned Cheema.