A day after it suffered a jolt winning four out of 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, the ruling SAD on Sunday expelled senior leaders Gaganjit Singh Barnala and Baldev Singh Mann from the party for their alleged anti-party activities.
Shiromani Akali Dal vice-president Gaganjit Singh Barnala, a former MLA, is son of Tamil Nadu Governor S S Barnala while Mann is a member of party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC).
The two were expelled from the party by SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal for their alleged anti-party activities during the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls, a party spokesman said.
Indiscipline in the party would not be tolerated at any cost, the spokesman quoting Sukhbir said.
The SAD could manage to win only four Lok Sabha seats while its ally BJP pocketed one.
The SAD-BJP combine had bagged 11 seats in Punjab in 2004 Parliamentary polls.