Brahmpura exposed Sukhbir Badal

The Shiromani Akali Dal Sunday 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.The first signs of trouble came to the fore when several Taksali leaders expressed discontent over the party’s functioning after the Ranjit Singh panel report, which looked into sacrilege cases and the subsequent police action, was made public two months ago.A day after veteran leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa resigned on September 30, Brahmpura, Ajnala and Sekhwan had virtually raised a banner of revolt saying “all was not well within the party.” 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.He alleged that Sukhbir and his brother-in-law Bikram Singh Majithia had “hijacked” the SAD.However, Bains claimed that both Brahmpura and Ajnala were extended preferential treatment by the Badals and it was their “indiscipline” that had led to their ouster from the party.

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