Chandigarh February 11 - The Shiromani Akali Dal today thanked the people of Punjab for peaceful polling in Punjab and for coming out in large number to support the policies of peace, communal harmony and all-round development followed by the SAD-BJP government in the state.
The party thanked the people for preserving he traditional bonds of Punjabi unity despite dangerous designs by the enemies of peace and communal harmony.
In a meeting chaired by the party president Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal, the party also thanked all its rank and file, workers, office bearers and leaders at different levels for their hard work and dedication to ensure the party's victory in the polls.,
Giving details of the meeting which lasted about three hours, the party's General Secretary Harcharan Singh Bains said that among the issues discussed were the party's strategy and preparations for the forthcoming elections to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.
"The party feels that there is a deep-rooted and dangerous conspiracy by forces inimical to the Khalsa Panth to create confusion and sow seeds of disunity in Panthic rankks. These elements operating with the help of the latest weapons of technology are using massive misinformation and disinformation as tools in their modes of warfare to weaken the Sikh community as also too strike a thee foundations of Punjabi unity. These elements are behind many of the acts that have caused deep hurt in the minds of the Sikh masses. Their sustained and highly motivated campaign is aimed at depriving the Sikh masses of a credible single socio-political and religious platform . This is the reason behind the vicious anti-Akali propaganda carried out by the anti-Sikh forces acting under the garb of Sikhs before and during the just concluded elections to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha," said Mr Bains briefing media persons at the residence of Mr Sukhbir SIngh Badal after the meeting.
Mr Bains said that the meeting also decided to seek detailed field reports from the candidates of the SAD during the Vidhan Sabha poll on the work done by the rank and file of the aprty. The SAD president mr Sukhbir Singh Badal is keen that those who worked day and night for the success of the party's candidates during this election must be thanked, applauded and encouraged through concrete gestures of acknowledgement by the party High Command.
Those present at the meeting included Jathedar Ranjit SIngh Brahampura, Jathedar Balwinder Singh Bhunder, Prof. Kirpal Singh Bandugar. JathedarTota Singh,Bibi Jagir Kaur, Bibi Upinderjit Kaur, Jathedar Janmeja SIngh Sekhon, Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, Jathedar Sewa Singh Sekhwan, Jathdar Nirmal Singh Kahlon Jathedar Sikandar Singh Maluka, Jathedar Mahesh Inder SIngh Grewal, Jathedar Charanjit SIgh Atwal, Jathedar Gulzar Singh Ranike, and Harcharan SIngh Bains