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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal (File Photo)

SAD chief Sukhbir Badal appears before SIT probing 2015 Kotkapura firing case

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2021 12:56 PM IST
Badal was the deputy chief minister and holding the home portfolio when incidents of desecration of religious texts and the subsequent police firing at people protesting against it had taken place in Faridkot in 2015.
Last week, Sukhbir Singh Badal stitched up a seat-sharing pact with the Bahujan Samaj Party with an eye on Dalit votes that account for 32% of the state’s overall votes. (Keshav Singh/HT) Exclusive
Last week, Sukhbir Singh Badal stitched up a seat-sharing pact with the Bahujan Samaj Party with an eye on Dalit votes that account for 32% of the state’s overall votes. (Keshav Singh/HT)

‘Modi will have to take the initiative to resolve farm stir’, says Sukhbir Badal

By Ramesh Vinayak, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2021 07:46 AM IST
In an interview to Hindustan Times, the Shiromani Akali Dal chief says Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have to take the initiative to resolve farm agitation
Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal during a protest outside the residence of Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh's farmhouse in Siswan on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal during a protest outside the residence of Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh's farmhouse in Siswan on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Sukhbir among 3 detained over protests against Punjab govt

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2021 02:46 AM IST
Punjab Police also detained former state minister Bikram Singh Majithia and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) state president Jasvir Singh Garhi near Siswan T-point, where barricades were put up.
Akali Dal workers face water cannon as they demand state health minister's resignation. (Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
Akali Dal workers face water cannon as they demand state health minister's resignation. (Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

SAD chief, protesters face water-cannons outside Punjab CM Amarinder’s residence

Reported by Gurpreet Singh Nibber | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 03:52 PM IST
  • Akali Dal leaders have also demanded Punjab health minister Balbir Sidhu’s resignation over the alleged vaccination scam and the Fateh Kit scam.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati. (PTI PHOTO.)
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati. (PTI PHOTO.)

Mayawati reacts to SAD-BSP alliance in Punjab, calls it a 'historic step'

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 03:56 PM IST
  • Mayawati echoed the words of her new political ally SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, as she said the alliance is a " historic step".
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal tests positive for Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2021 07:39 PM IST
  • Badal is the second senior Punjab politician to have tested positive over the last week.
"We should all be clear that the farmer is fighting for the welfare of the 'anna daata' at large and we should not try to divide this struggle by trying to limit it to one religion or community." said Sukhbir Singh Badal(HT photo)
"We should all be clear that the farmer is fighting for the welfare of the 'anna daata' at large and we should not try to divide this struggle by trying to limit it to one religion or community." said Sukhbir Singh Badal(HT photo)

Don't link farmers' agitation with one religion or community: Sukhbir Badal

ANI | , Fazilka
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 07:45 PM IST
  • Speaking to the reporters after addressing ward-level meetings in connection with the forthcoming municipal elections, the SAD president appealed to the Prime Minister to talk on the agenda and focus on giving justice to farmers instead of linking the agitation with any one community.
"All three farm laws could be repealed in the current Budget Session and for next 18 months, the Centre can hold talks with the stakeholders," Badal said.(HT Photo)
"All three farm laws could be repealed in the current Budget Session and for next 18 months, the Centre can hold talks with the stakeholders," Badal said.(HT Photo)

‘Repeal of laws must to resolve impasse’: SAD president Sukbir Singh Badal

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2021 07:02 AM IST
SAD chief Badal asked the Centre to revoke three farm laws that have prompted widespread protests.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal alleged that the Centre had struck at the DSGMC because it was at the forefront in providing aid to the farm movement.(HT_PRINT)
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal alleged that the Centre had struck at the DSGMC because it was at the forefront in providing aid to the farm movement.(HT_PRINT)

Those supporting farmer protests being vilified: Sukhbir Singh Badal

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:57 PM IST
  • Sukhbir Singh Badal accused the Centre of resorting to arm-twisting tactics to "intimidate" all those who were supporting the farmers' agitation. Alleging that an FIR was lodged against Manjinder Singh Sirsa as he was providing langar service and other humanitarian aid to the farmers' agitation.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh trashed the “twisted and senseless” interpretation being given to the presence of a few Punjab Police personnel at the farmers’ protest site.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT photo)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh trashed the “twisted and senseless” interpretation being given to the presence of a few Punjab Police personnel at the farmers’ protest site.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT photo)

Asked police to give intelligence updates on farmers’ protests: Punjab CM Amarinder

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:54 PM IST
Dubbing the accusations as “completely baseless and malicious”, the CM in a statement said there was no question of deputing police officers to negotiate with farmers.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP from Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal along with SAD leaders and workers, addresses a gathering over the new farm laws at Golden gate, in Amritsar, Punjab, India.(Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP from Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal along with SAD leaders and workers, addresses a gathering over the new farm laws at Golden gate, in Amritsar, Punjab, India.(Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

PM should talk directly with protesting farmers: Harsimrat Badal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:05 PM IST
She also attacked the Congress-led Punjab government and state chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and said he has failed to fulfill his responsibility as guardian of the state and its people.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal(HT photo)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal(HT photo)

SAD chief Sukhbir Badal slams Centre for ‘misusing’ Punjab Governor’s office

Patiala | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:11 PM IST
On Saturday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh too had taken a strong exception to the Governor summoning the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police instead of seeking a report directly from him, as home minister, on the law and order situation.
Farmers congregate during a protest against the new farm laws, at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana border) near New Delhi, India, on Wednesday.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
Farmers congregate during a protest against the new farm laws, at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana border) near New Delhi, India, on Wednesday.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

Sikh religious leader dies by suicide at Singhu border

Hindustan Times, Rohtak/Karnal | By Sunil Rahar and Neeraj Mohan
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 06:12 AM IST
In a handwritten note in Punjabi, he said: “Farmers are in pain, they are protesting on the roads for their rights. The government is not giving them justice, which is cruel. It is a sin to endure persecution and also a sin to oppress.”
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal (C) addresses party supporters and leaders in support of farmers during a protest against the recent agricultural reforms, in Amritsar.(PTI)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal (C) addresses party supporters and leaders in support of farmers during a protest against the recent agricultural reforms, in Amritsar.(PTI)

BJP out to set Hindus against Sikhs in Punjab: Sukhbir Badal

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 09:25 PM IST
Asking his former ally to shun the “arrogant attitude” over the farm laws and accept what farmers want, Badal warned the BJP against any attempt to set Hindus against Sikhs.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal (fourth from left) and other senior leaders besides Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Bibi Jagir Kaur attending the bhog ceremony of the akhand path to mark the party’s centenary at Akal Takht in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal (fourth from left) and other senior leaders besides Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Bibi Jagir Kaur attending the bhog ceremony of the akhand path to mark the party’s centenary at Akal Takht in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Sukhbir accuses BJP of creating communal divide to torpedo farmers’ protest

UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:00 AM IST
At party’s 100th foundation day at Akal Takht, SAD chief says still stands by Anandpur Sahib resolution for stronger federal structure
SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said all the ‘ministers’ who ‘defamed’ the protesting farmers by calling them ‘Khalistanis’ and ‘anti-national’ must apologise to them publicly.(HT Photo)
SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said all the ‘ministers’ who ‘defamed’ the protesting farmers by calling them ‘Khalistanis’ and ‘anti-national’ must apologise to them publicly.(HT Photo)

Ministers who called farmers Khalistani must apologise: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Amritsar | By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 07:34 PM IST
“Centre is trying to defame agitation by calling it that of Khalistanis and political parties.Ministers giving such statements must apologise publicly. We condemn Centre’s attitude and such statements,” said Sukhbir Singh Badal in Amritsar.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal.(HT filephoto)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal.(HT filephoto)

Centre trying to thrust black laws like it imposed demonetization, GST: Sukhbir Badal

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Badal also hit out at the central government for allegedly trying to project the protesting farmers as “anti-national” and demanded that the Centre repeal the new farm laws.
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Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal surrenders in Chandigarh court in 2017 defamation case, gets bail

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Akhand Kirtani Jatha spokesperson Rajinder Pal Singh had moved the court, saying Sukhbir made defamatory remarks against him by associating him with terrorist outfit Babbar Khalsa International
Sukhbir Badal said the government is forcing the farmers to accept the recently passed farm bills during the monsoon session.(Ravi Kumar /HT Photo)
Sukhbir Badal said the government is forcing the farmers to accept the recently passed farm bills during the monsoon session.(Ravi Kumar /HT Photo)

Former CM Sukhbir Singh Badal says Parkash Badal’s returning of award sends a strong message

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 10:25 PM IST
He also said that the government is forcing the farmers to accept the recently passed farm bills during the monsoon session.
Badal earlier in a tweet condemned the Haryana government and the Centre for choosing to repress peaceful farmer movement and further said that today is “Punjab’s 26/11”.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
Badal earlier in a tweet condemned the Haryana government and the Centre for choosing to repress peaceful farmer movement and further said that today is “Punjab’s 26/11”.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Farmers don’t want to begin campaign under any political flag: SAD chief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 05:42 PM IST
The SAD chief went on to target Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh by saying that he played the most bungling role on this issue and should have put pressure by going to the national capital and holding a meeting with the central government.
The Railways on Saturday declined to resume goods trains in Punjab, saying it will either operate both freight and passenger trains or none(File Photo)
The Railways on Saturday declined to resume goods trains in Punjab, saying it will either operate both freight and passenger trains or none(File Photo)

Wrong to treat protesting farmers as ‘enemies’: SAD’s Sukhbir Singh Badal slams Centre

Amritsar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 10:24 PM IST
The train services in Punjab are suspended since September 24, when farmers started their “rail roko” agitation against the central laws.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President and Member of Parliament from Ferozpur Sukhbir Singh Badal addresses a press conference after paying obeisance at Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President and Member of Parliament from Ferozpur Sukhbir Singh Badal addresses a press conference after paying obeisance at Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

‘Neither CM nor PM talking to stakeholders’: Badal on protests against farm bills

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 02:43 PM IST
The passage of the bills saw SAD ending its 25-year-long friendship with Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), and its leader and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigning from her cabinet post.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal being prevented from entering Chandigarh on Thursday night. The Akali leader was leading a kisan march from Akal Takht in Amritsar to Raj Bhawan to submit a memorandum, addressed to the President, to(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal being prevented from entering Chandigarh on Thursday night. The Akali leader was leading a kisan march from Akal Takht in Amritsar to Raj Bhawan to submit a memorandum, addressed to the President, to(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Akali leaders consider shifting farm agitation from Punjab to Delhi

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 01:05 PM IST
On Thursday night, Sukhbir and Harsimrat, who were leading kisan marches to Punjab Raj Bhawan, prevented from entering Chandigarh; police used water cannons and lathi-charged party members when they tried to force their way across barricades despite prohibitory orders
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal is detained by police from his Kisan March at Mullapur entry point in Chandigarh on Thursday.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal is detained by police from his Kisan March at Mullapur entry point in Chandigarh on Thursday.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)

SAD’s Sukhbir Singh Badal, Harsimrat Kaur briefly detained over farm laws protest

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 08:16 AM IST
Sukhbir Singh Badal was leading a ‘Kisan march’ from the Akal Takht in Amritsar, while Harsimrat Kaur Badal was leading another procession from Takht Damdama Sahib at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda.
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal leading the march from Amritsar to Chandigarh on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal leading the march from Amritsar to Chandigarh on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Akalis lead farmer marches from Punjab to Chandigarh, want guaranteed MSP

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 11:53 AM IST
Sukhbir, Harsimrat and Chandumajra lead kisan marches from Akal Takht in Amritsar, Takht Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo and Takht Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib, respectively, to Chandigarh for handing over memorandum, addressed to the President, to Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore, appealing for a special session of Parliament to amend recent farm laws
Women raise slogans in protest against the farm bills as they sit on railway tracks at Devi Dasspura village in Punjab’s Amritsar on Sunday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
Women raise slogans in protest against the farm bills as they sit on railway tracks at Devi Dasspura village in Punjab’s Amritsar on Sunday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Farmers to intensify stir; Punjab CM to stage sit-in protest today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent and Agencies
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 06:43 AM IST
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said President Kovind’s assent to the three farm bills marked a “dark day for democracy and farmers.”
National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah said Akali Dal has truly fought for the farmers of the nation.(PTI Photo)
National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah said Akali Dal has truly fought for the farmers of the nation.(PTI Photo)

‘Great to see Akali Dal holding flag of farmer’s rights aloft’: Farooq Abdullah on NDA exit

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2020 10:53 PM IST
The SAD on Saturday quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the farm legislations and the non-inclusion of Punjabi as official language in Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal in Gurdaspur. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) quits National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the farm bills issue.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal in Gurdaspur. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) quits National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the farm bills issue.(PTI)

‘Dark day for democracy, farmers’: SAD’s Sukhbir Singh Badal after President’s nod to farm bills

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 07:33 PM IST
The SAD had on Saturday snapped ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre to protest the bills.
TMC MP Derek O'Brien at Parliament House during the ongoing Monsoon Session in New Delhi on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020.(PTI)
TMC MP Derek O'Brien at Parliament House during the ongoing Monsoon Session in New Delhi on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020.(PTI)

Derek O’Brien backs NDA’s former ally SAD, says fighting for farmers is part of Trinamool DNA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 05:42 PM IST
TMC’s support for NDA’s former ally comes after SAD exited coalition saying that these legislations will destroy the agriculture sector.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal addressing party workers at Gurdwara Bhadurgarh Sahib in Patiala, Punjab on Saturday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT File Photo)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal addressing party workers at Gurdwara Bhadurgarh Sahib in Patiala, Punjab on Saturday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT File Photo)

‘All must unite against Centre’, says SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana/Patiala | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 05:07 AM IST
Sukhbir also asked the chief minister to repeal amendments that the Congress government had made to the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act in 2017.
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