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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Have advised son Parminder not to contest polls on SAD ticket, says Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa

Parminder Singh Dhindsa is Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA from Lehra in Sangrur district.In January, his father, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, had fired a salvo against SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, demanding his resignation to “pacify the public anger against the party.”

lok-sabha-elections Updated: Mar 19, 2019 13:58 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Mastuana Sahib (Sangrur)
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (in saffron turban) was felicitated by some Sikh outfits in Sangrur on Monday, March 18, 2019, after receiving Padma Bhushan.
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (in saffron turban) was felicitated by some Sikh outfits in Sangrur on Monday, March 18, 2019, after receiving Padma Bhushan. (HT Photo )
         

Amid reports that the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is set to field former cabinet minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa from the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency, his father and rebel party leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on Monday said he has advised Parminder not to contest on SAD ticket.

“I have repeated many times that there are fundamental differences between me and party leadership. I am still firm on my stand. I will ask Parminder not to contest on SAD ticket as there is public anger against the party,” said the Rajya Sabha member, who was felicitated by some Sikh outfits at the Gurdwara Mastuana Sahib here after receiving Padma Bhushan award from President Ram Nath Kovind.

“I have conveyed my view to Parminder. Now, he will take the final call. He takes his political decisions on his own. I have taken retirement from the party,” he said while talking to mediapersons.

Parminder is SAD MLA from Lehra in Sangrur district.In January, his father had fired a salvo against SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, demanding his resignation to “pacify the public anger against the party.”

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First Published: Mar 19, 2019 13:58 IST

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