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BJP ally SAD denies supporting all-party resolution against the ordinances, CM Amarinder says they will be ‘dangerous’ for farmers’ future.
Gurdas, older brother of 5-time Punjab CM Parkash Badal, passed away Friday. But until the end, the two remained close even as their sons, Sukhbir & Manpreet Badal, became political opponents.
SAD president Sukhbir Badal’s allegations against Amarinder Singh’s Congress govt began after the death of Padma Shri awardee singer Nirmal Singh Khalsa.
The sacrilege cases had cost the Akalis the 2017 assembly polls and SAD is now staring at a rebellion. Any adverse SIT report could cause further damage to the party.
With ties strained after SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal’s comments on CAA, BJP has begun preparations to fight alone in the next assembly elections.
The SAD chief, who is also the MP from Punjab's Ferozepur, said his party lawmakers had sought the inclusion of Muslims under Citizenship Act in Parliament.
As one of the BJP's oldest allies, the Akalis are set to get a cabinet berth but their only two MPs are husband-wife duo Sukhbir and Harsimrat Badal.
Party chief Sukhbir Badal hopes to help the Shiromani Akali Dal regain lost ground. If the NDA comes back to power, it could also mean a cabinet berth for him.
At a meeting of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Thursday, fresh elections for the executive committee were announced.
His name came up in a report for organising a meeting between Sukhbir Badal and Dera chief Ram Rahim.
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