Fatehgarh Sahib:Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann clarified that Dhian Singh Mand, who was appointed acting Jathedar of Akal Takht by Sarbat Khalsa, will not contest upcoming
Punjab assembly elections. He said now Mand is working on high temporal seat of Sikhs.
It may be mentioned here that former Member of Parliament Mand was senior office-bearer of SAD(A).
Panthic Front comprises Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), United Akali Dal, Swantar Akali Dal, Dalit Kranti Morcha, Lok Jan Shakti Party and others recently release first list of 40 candidates and according to reports appearing in a section of press, Mand was rumoured to contest the assembly elections.
Mann said Mand and Jathedars of various Takhts appointed by Sarbat Khalsa were properly executing their duties presently and in future also, so the question of Mand contesting elections does not arise.