Fatehgarh Sahib, August 06, 2020: Justice (Retd) Nirmal Singh former SAD (B) MLA along with his hundreds of supporters joined SAD Dhindsa group by organizing a massive gathering at Bassi Pathana town today. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa accompanied by his party leaders Bir Devinder Singh, Sewa Singh Sekhwan, Ranjit Singh Talwandi, Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, Paramjit Kaur Gulshan and others attended the function and inducted them into the party. Fifty supporters of Bir Devinder Singh also joined the group.
Addressing the gathering Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa exhorted all the traditional panthic families particularly to Tohra family to join the movement to liberate the SGPC and SAD from the clutches of corrupt Badal family as the families of Taksali Akalis like lalpura, Talwandi, Sekhwan have already joined and Tur family is likely to join, so all the traditional panthic families are likely to part of this movement to liberate Sikh Panth.
He made it clear that he has no personal grudge or differences with Badals, but it is a conflict of Principles as Badals have eroded all the Sikh traditions just for their petty family business interests. He said that Badal and his son remain silent spectators to the sacrilege incidents of Guru Granth Sahib, instead of taking any action against the culprits, he and his son Deputy CM Sukhbir ordered the police firing resulting in the killing of two peacefully protesting Sikhs. He said he had urged Badal many times to take action but he expressed his helplessness as Sukhbir was in control of the affairs. He declared that he will not contest any election, may be of SGPC, MLA or MP. He took the oath that he will not make any compromise with SAD(B) and Congress in future.
Later addressing the media persons, he said that It is ironically strange that SAD (B) led by Sukhbir Badal is going to launch indefinite agitation at Patiala from August 7th to protest the failure of police to recover “saroop” of Guru Granth Sahib stolen from Gurudwara in Kalyan village, he question him where is the protest for Burj jawahar singh wala from where Guru Granth Sahib was stolen and for disappearing of 267 saroops from the trusted custody of SGPC. He asked why Sukhbir did not protest there, whereas his party has already started “pashchatap” (Repentance) and the first “Akhand Path sahib” was performed at Mastuana Sahib to be followed by at Hoshiarpur. He termed his agitation as a drama enacted to get the media coverage.
Justice (Retd) Nirmal Singh said that he left the SAD (B) as his religious sentiments were hurt due to the sac ridge incidents.
Bir Devinder Singh, Sewa Singh Sekhwan, Ranjit Singh Talwandi, Balwant Singh Ramoowalia also addressed.
On the other hand, the district unit of SAD (B) also held a press conference at Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib and termed the Dhindsa group function as Congress government sponsored. They termed Dhindsa and Nirmal Singh as traitors as they back stabbed the party after enjoying full power during the difficult period.