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India SAD Set To Forge Alliance With Sant Samaj

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August 6, 2011

SAD set to forge alliance with Sant Samaj

Perneet Singh/TNS

Amritsar, August 6

Even as the ruling SAD and the Sant Samaj are holding talks for forging an alliance in the SGPC elections, there are reports of differences cropping up between the two over candidature of some seats. According to sources, the Sant Samaj, a body of saints belonging to different sects, has reportedly sought the seats of Sirhind and Banga from where SGPC executive member Karnail Singh Panjoli and SGPC general secretary Sukhdev Singh Bhaur respectively got elected in the last elections.

Both Panjoli and Bhaur are loyalists of former SGPC chief Gurcharan Singh Tohra. However, the SAD is averse to the idea as it would send a message to the Tohra loyalists that they are not being taken care of after their leader is gone. Sources said the Sant Samaj intends to field its general secretary Paramjit Singh Maalpur from Banga and its vice-president Baba Hari Singh Randhawa from Sirhind. Sources said Panjoli and Bhaur are being targeted as both of them had opposed the amendments in the Nanakshahi Calendar which were made on the insistence of the Sant Samaj.

The duo had walked out of the SGPC executive meeting after writing a dissenting note against the amendments. Talking to The Tribune, Jasbir Singh Rode, who is holding parleys with the SAD on behalf of the Sant Samaj, said they have demanded 30 seats from the ruling party and have twice met the SAD leadership over the last couple of days. He said they have already got Valtoha seat for their candidate Baba Avtar Singh. He, however, denied that they have sought both Sirhind and Banga seats. “We have only demanded Sirhind seat for Baba Hari Singh Randhawa,” he said. Among the other seats sought by the Sant Samaj are Budhlada for Baba Sukhchain Singh, Longowal for Baba Buta Singh and Garshshankar for Baba Charanjeet Singh. He said there are bound to be issues with some seats and they have handed over their list to the SAD. SAD Secretary Daljeet Singh Cheema also denied reports of any rift.

Panthic Morcha to meet today

The Panthic Morcha will hold a meeting in Chandigarh on Sunday, after which it may announce the convener/ chairman of the morcha, besides releasing its first list of candidates. Senior Dal Khalsa leader Kanwar Pal Singh said the leaders of the morcha held the first round of talks in Ludhiana on Friday during which they reached a consensus on almost 80 per cent of the seats. “We will hold a discussion on the remaining 20 per cent seats on Sunday,” he said.

source: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2011/20110807/punjab.htm#5
 

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this is just shadow play...bachitar natak !! while the opposition seems to be crumbling..Mann already fielding 170 on his own..now the karnail Peer Muhammed faction also fielding 170 candidiates...another faction also doing same..so already 3 or 4 cornered fights are sure on all seats...and the Winner will be Badal...as his votes will be block votes and the opposition splintered..More GLOOM and BADAL days ahead >????
 

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I don't know why the title states "set to forge alliance with Sant Samaj?" Is this the first time? They form an alliance with Sant Samaj every time there is one or another sort of election. You can see it on YouTube.
 

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