Having placed on maintain its constituency sensible “Gall Punjab Di” outreach following a gathering with the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) earlier this month, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is now in an open confrontation with farm leaders alleging that they didn’t take any motion towards the “hooligans disguised as protestors” who prevented social gathering leaders and activists from reaching Delhi to be part of September 17 march towards the three central agri legal guidelines.
The transfer, nevertheless, has not gone down nicely with farm leaders with Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) chief Balbir Singh Rajewal terming as “frustration” the Akali management’s remarks.
“They (Akalis) don’t have anything to do. They’re solely making an attempt to hurt the farm agitation. Had they any sympathy with the morcha, they need to have gotten in contact (with us) if something fallacious was carried out to any of their activists,” Rajewal advised the The Indian Express.
He stated that Akali Dal was solely indulging in “blame sport” aimed “at weakening the farm agitation.”
Secretary basic of SAD’s Kisan Wing, Gurpartap Singh Wadala, stated, “It’s all biased therapy towards Akali Dal. No matter Rajewal is saying is fallacious. As a substitute of indulging in blame sport, Rajewal ought to have tendered an apology for what hooligans did to Akali leaders in guise of farm protests after they had been on the way in which to attend September 17 protest march in Delhi.”
On Monday, senior Akali management had introduced in entrance of media varied activists, together with a dharma fauji – a former military man having abandoned the power in protest towards Operation Bluestar in 1984 – a sitting SGPC member, and others who alleged that they had been stopped from going to Delhi for social gathering march to oppose three farm legal guidelines by “goons” disguised as farm activists.
“They intimidated Akali activists, hurled abuses at them, made enjoyable of them. The non secular beliefs of the Sikhs had been harm. Individuals felt unhealthy. Some companies or teams look like working towards Akali Dal to torpedo its pursuits,” added Wadala.
Asserting that regardless of Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigning from the Union Cupboard and Akali Dal strolling out of the alliance with the BJP over farm legal guidelines, the partv “was being held accountable for every little thing (enactment of the three legal guidelines),” Wadala stated.
Senior Akali chief and former MP Prem Singh Chandumajra stated the social gathering leaders who went to Delhi “didn’t have any private pursuits however wished to lift the voice of the farmers”.
Chandumajra added, “We prolonged our help to farm agitation with honesty and we’re nonetheless doing that. Those that opposed Akali activists whereas they had been on the way in which to Delhi had been mischievous parts among the many agitating farmers, one thing Rajewal has himself admitted. Rajewal has pointed to the position of companies, which wish to derail the agitation on the Centre’s behest.”
Chandumajra added that it was the accountability of these main the agitation to maintain such parts at bay.
SAD Kisan Wing chief Sikander Singh Maluka additionally expressed anguish over Akali activists being humiliated. “Farm unions ought to have criticized it. Nonetheless, the farm unions are solely focusing on Akali Dal and never the leaders of different events equivalent to Congress and AAP. It’s unlucky,” stated Maluka.
Celebration spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema stated, “It was alleged that movies of the incident the place Akalis had been attacked had been made viral by the social gathering. Now we have clarified that the movies had been made viral by parts who attacked the Akali activists.”
Whereas referring to Akali Dal placing on maintain the ‘Gal Punjab Di’ outreach, Cheema added, “It’s unlucky that regardless of us exhibiting the grace, our staff had been focused.”
First off the blocks to launch the political marketing campaign, SAD earlier this month had first postponed for six days the ‘Gal Punjab Di’ programme the place social gathering president Sukhbir Badal was to deal with rallies in all 117 Meeting constituencies over 100 days. The social gathering had halted the programme following a powerful protest by farmers towards Badal in Moga.
After talks with the SKM, the Akali Dal had put the outreach marketing campaign on maintain indefinitely as farm leaders stated that every one political events ought to look ahead to Election Fee to announce the dates for the Punjab polls and within the meantime help farm agitation.
Subsequently, Akali Dal formally introduced social gathering candidates for 64 constituencies. After breaking alliance with BJP on the problem of farm legal guidelines, Akali Dal has tied up with Bahujan Samaj Party and as per seat sharing association would contest on 97 out of whole 117 seats. BSP will contest on remaining 20 seats.