Fissures In Akali Dal; Brahmpura, Ajnala Expelled from Party
The Shiromani Akali Dal last fortnight expelled senior leaders Ranjit Singh Brahmpura and Rattan Singh Ajnala from the party’s primary membership for six years. As the two leaders were indulging in “anti-party activities”, the core committee of the Akali Dal took the decision with a “heavy heart”, SAD senior leader Harcharan Bains said. Brahmpura’s son Ravinder Pal Singh Brahmpura and Ajnala’s son Amarpal Singh Boni too were ousted for six years from the primary membership of the party. Bains said the party regretted that Brahampura and Ajnala along with their sons, “have recently been acting in a manner which showed utter insensitivity and disregard for the immense respect to Parkash Singh Badal and the party president Sukhbir Singh Badal. Reacting to his expulsion, Brahmpura said that he wasn’t surprised by the core committee’s decision and went on to question Sukhbir Singh Badal’s leadership.