SAD core committee meets over AAP, Uri attack
The core committee of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal met here on Monday evening to review the progress of the development works and the developing political scenario.punjab Updated: Sep 20, 2016 12:06 IST
The core committee of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal met here on Monday evening to review the progress of the development works and the developing political scenario.
During the two-hour meeting chaired by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, party’s top leaders are reported to have made a plan to counter the rookie Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The SAD also expressed anguish and outrage over the attack on sleeping soldiers at an army base in Uri. The leaders observed a two-minute silence in respect of the 18 martyrs.
The Akali core committee also reviewed the arrangements for observing the 350the anniversary of Parkash Utsav of Guru Gobind Singh in a series of functions that will culminate in a national event in Patna, Bihar. Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his Bihar counterpart, Nitish Kumar, will be among the dignitaries present.
The programme to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Punjabi Suba Movement on November 1 was also discussed.
The leaders at the meeting included SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, secretary general Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, general secretary Balwinder Singh Bhunder, senior vice-president Ranjit Singh Brahampura, SGPC president Avtar Singh, DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK, Punjab assembly speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal, ministers Jathedar Tota Singh, Janmeja Singh Sekhon, Bikram Singh Majithia, Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Gulzar Singh Ranike, and Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, senior leader Mahesh Inder Sngh Grewal and Delhi Akali leaders Manjinder Singh Sirsa and Avtar Singh Hit.