Badal comes calling, but Dhindsa refuses to budge
SANGRUR: With the voices of dissent getting shriller in the SAD, party patriarch Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday called on the estranged MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa who rejected the former chief minister’s appeal to take back his resignation.
“He appealed to me to withdraw resignation, but I am firm on my stand. I have told him that my health is not allowing me to work”, said Dhindsa. It is learnt that when Badal failed to convince Dhindsa, he left latter’s residence, saying “I reject your resignation.” A day after Dhindsa’s resignation from the post of secretary general in September, three veteran Majha Akali leaders — MP Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, former MP Rattan Singh Ajnala and former minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan — had held a press conference and said “all was not well in the party”.