Sitting member of the legislative assembly (MLA) of Nihal Singh Wala Rajwinder Kaur Bhagike, who had entered politics casing in on the popularity of her of father-in-law and senior Akali leader Jaura Singh Bhagike, may contest the ensuing polls as independent after the party dropped her name as a candidate in the list released on Wednesday evening.
The SAD has decided to field Jagraon MLA Shiv Ram Kaler from the Nihal Singh Wala constituency after allotting the Jagraon seat to a new face Amarjit Kaur Sahoke, a contender from Nihal Singh Wala constituency.
Many party workers rushed to her home on Thursday morning to show resentment against the decision of the party.
It has been learnt that the party has taken this decision to drop Bhagike due to her rift with senior party leaders.
Bhagike said that the party high command had deliberately cut her ticket after coming under the influence of some corrupt leaders who are facing cases of sex scandals.
“This is the reward of my loyalty towards the party but I have support of party workers and public,” she said.
Bhagike and party workers have jointly called a meeting at Gurudwara Takhtupura Sahib here on Saturday to decide the future course of action.
Bhagike said she would go by whatever the party workers decide for her. “By announcing an outsider, the SAD has lost their secured Nihal Singh Wala seat,” Rupinder Singh Dina, an Akali worker, said.
Another Akali worker Jaswinder Singh said that before taking the decision to drop her under political pressure, the party should have surveyed about the image of Bhagike, who doesn’t have any kind of allegations against her. “All the party workers are with her and we will decide further course of action on Saturday,” he said.