Patiala: The announcement of 69 Party Candidates by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to contest the forthcoming assembly elections in 2017 has not been received well by the party quarters at Sanour and Nabha assembly.
The party Chief and the deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal had appointed Harwinder Singh Chandumajra as halqua in-charge for Sanour assembly segment and gave the impression that the party wants to play with the youngsters in next assembly elections.
In Sanour a member of the traditional Akali Family, Tejinder Pal Singh Sandhu , son of a former Loyalist of the SAD’s Patron and the Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, Late Jasdev Singh Sandhu, was the immediate claimant for the party ticket as he was involved in nursing this constituency since a long and working as the Halqua In-charge
But he failed to get the support of the party high command. As per the intelligence inputs he was shown as a trailer in the fight for the assembly poll in this segment and so the party high command choose Anandpur Sahib’s MP, Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra’s Son Harwinder Singh Chandumajra
for this job.
Now after the announcement of the candidature of Harwinder Singh Chandumajra the Sandhu group is trying hard to work against the party candidate terming him an outsider but Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra himself is a well known manager of the Poll campaigns who wants his son to settle in this area. Known for his Political shrewdness Chandumajra seemed better than Tejinder Pal Singh Sandhu in this fight and the present resentment will go shortly.
Similarly in the Nabha (Reserved) assembly segment SAD has given ticket to Kabir Dass, who was a deputy Mayor of Patiala and stanch congressman who shifted his loyalty in short period, and this political development did not went down in the party’s circle with ease as number of party ticket aspirants have lined up to seek the ticket and the mathematics of everybody proved wrong with the announcement of the name of Kabir Dass.
It came as biggest jolt for the Halqua In-charge Makhan Singh Lalka who was working in the area since
The Party President Sukhbir Singh Badal accommodated Kabir Dass as he worked hard to get the party Political blessings from the Saints of the Dera Ballon near Jalandhar and for this Badal Junior committed two leaders so he fulfilled his promise, observed the sources.
Even though comparison to the sitting Congress MLA, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot the claim of Kabir Dass looks less as far as fight is concerned but Kabir Dass trying to sale out his boat by using his and his family’s relations here but he has to face the stiff opposition from within the party.
The Party President though tried to reduce the tension of Kabir Dass by appointing his main challenger and former halqua in-Charge Makhan Singh Lalka as the Vice-President of the party only on Thursday.
But it does not mean that the way of Kabir Dass become easier.
Known for his political shrewdness, Chandumajra seemed better than Tejinder Pal Singh Sandhu in this fight and the present resentment will go shortly.
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