Badal pays tribute to former CM Surjit Singh Barnala on his first death anniversary. Former CM Surjit Singh Barnala had passed away on January 14, last year only before the state went to assembly polls. Barnala’s family members were in Congress but now they come back to Akali Dal. Parkash Singh Badal, in his speech told about his close relation with Barnala and mentioned his achievements. Badal while paying tributes assured to give full regard to the family in the party fold and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) announced to build a befitting memorial to Barnala in the area for coming generations to know more about the statesman like politician. All family members of Barnala including his former MLA wife Surjit Kaur Barnala and former MLA Son Gaganjit Singh Barnala announced to work as per the wishes of Barnala. On the barsi, both the Badals paid tribute to Barnala and also shows that party cares for its old warriors. Both pointed out the mismanagement and false promises of Congress. They said, they gave their 10 years to Punjab and did all possible things to make Punjab number one in all India. They said Congress had no future and they can’t do anything for the development of Punjab as well as India. Badal said, then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had ditched Barnala and then SAD president Harchand Singh Longowal by not implementing the clauses of transferring Chandigarh, Punjabi speaking areas to Punjab which was main clause of Punjab accord reached between Punjab and Rajiv Gandhias Prime Minister. He said now people know better about Congress after seeing their false promises, which they promised during election time. Sukhbir Singh Badal said that the pictures of old workers will be put up at a museum being prepared in party office. We want every old worker or his family members to become a proud part of the history of Akali Dal which is full of sacrifices”. He assured the Barnala family of full respect in the party. Longowal said that they will soon construct a memorial hall devoted to Barnala.
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