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Sukhbir Singh Badal Unanimously Re-elected Shiromani Akali Dal President

Sukhbir Singh Badal Was On Saturday Unanimously Re-elected President Of The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). The 57-year-old Former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Became The Shiromani Akali Dal Chief For The Third Time In A Row.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Anurag Singh | Updated on: 14 Dec 2019, 04:21:16 PM
Sukhbir Singh Badal Unanimously Re-elected Shiromani Akali Dal President

New Delhi:

Sukhbir Singh Badal was on Saturday unanimously re-elected president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). The 57-year-old former Punjab deputy chief minister became the Shiromani Akali Dal chief for the third time in a row. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Sukhbir Singh Badal in the Punjabi language for being re-elected as president of SAD. Also, the Prime Minister extended his wishes to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on the occasion of its 99th foundation day.

In a tweet, PM Modi said, The @BJP4India is proud to be a valued friend and ally of the @Akali_Dal_. Our alliance is not merely a political alliance. Together, we have given the people of Punjab development-oriented and compassionate Governments that have transformed many lives.

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It is to be noted that senior Akali leader Tota Singh proposed Sukhbir’s name, while Prem Singh Chandumajra and Jagmeet Singh Brar endorsed it and nearly 600 party delegates gave their approval, paving the way for Sukhbir to stay at the helm of the party that was founded on this day in 1920. The session was held at the Teja Singh Samundari Hall.

Union minister and Sukhbir Singh Badal's wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal was among the first to congratulate the former deputy chief minister on his re-election. Akali patriarch and Sukhbir’s father Parkash Singh Badal could not attend the session due to health reasons.

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Meanwhile, SAD MLA and former Punjab finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa, who is the son of rebel leader and Rajya Sabha member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, was present at a parallel function organised by splinter Akali groups, led by the SAD (Taksali), to mark the foundation day.

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First Published : 14 Dec 2019, 04:21:16 PM