September 10, 2014 | By Parmjeet Singh
Chandigarh/ Punjab (September 10, 2014): Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and president of ruling Shirimani Akali Dal (Badal), Sukhbir Singh Badal, claimed that five more Congress MLAs were ready to join the SAD and that the party was considering their requests and looking for an appropriate time to induct them.
He was speaking after the oath-taking ceremony (Sept. 09) of the newly elected Talwandi Sabo MLA, Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, who had won 2012 assembly election from Talwandi Sabo on Congress ticket but joined Badal Dal afterwards. He was recently re-elected in byelection from same seat on Badal Dal ticket.
SAD (Badal) to announce candidates in Haryana:
Sukhbir said that Badal Dal would announce its candidates for the Ambala and Kolianwali Assembly constituencies in Haryana in the next two days.
Badal-BJP ties are permanent, Sukhbir:
“The SAD’s ties with the BJP in Punjab are permanent and not open to any speculation.The alliance will fight the civic elections together,” Sukhbir said.
Badal Dal is Punhabi party since 1996, Sikhbir:
On the new office-bearers, Sukhbir said that in 1996, as per the Moga resolution, the Badal Dal had transformed itself into a Punjabi party.
“Hence, important responsibilities have been assigned to leaders of the Hindu community and other communities in the organisational set-up”, he added.
On the reasons for appointing four Youth Akali Dal conveners, he said this would ensure better connect with the masses at the grassroots level
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