Rattan Ajnala family stabbed SAD in the back – says Ajnala leaders
Amritsar/November 14: Senior SAD Ajnala leadership as well as SGPC members from Ajnala constituency today announced their unwavering support and loyalty to the SAD president S. Sukhbir Singh Badal and the party even as they stoutly condemned expelled leader Dr. Rattan Singh Ajnala and his son Amarpl Singh Bony for indulging in unfounded and baseless propaganda against the party president.
In a hard hitting statement, the SAD leaders sgpc executive committee member Amreek singh Vishoa, M SGPC Kuldeep singh tera, savinder songh sehsara cercle president chander, Gulbagh singh Billa cercle President Ajnala, baldev singh Bhoewali Ex member zila prishad said the Ajnala family had stabbed in the back of the party despite enjoying unparalleled privileges for years because of their allegiance to the party. They said that party patron and former chief minister S Parkash Singh Badal and the party president S. Sukhbir singh Badal has always showered the Ajnala family with huge favours, from ensuring party tickets for assembly and parliamentary polls to giving coveted posts in the party as well as in the SAD-BJP government. “The Ajnala family returned all these favours with an opportunistic act of betrayal and ingratitude” they added.
Justifying the Ajnala family’s expulsion from the party, the SAD leaders said party discipline was sacrosanct for all leaders as well as workers. “But Ajnala family did not show any respect for their mother party while rubbing shoulders with rivals openly. They even levelled malicious and unfounded accusations against the party and senior leadership at the behest of vested interests. This is the reason they have been show the door following a collective party decision”, they added.
The leaders also made it clear that it was the grit and determination of party workers that had led to successive victories of Rattan Ajanala. They said party workers stood with the Ajnala family despite trying circumstances on the directions of Sardar Badal and the SAD president. The leaders said Sardar Badal was even kind enough to award the party ticket to Rattan Ajnala’s son Amarpal Bony who had not made any sacrifice for the party. They said another son of Ajanala was even made Director of the Cooperative bank.
Stating that enough was enough the leaders said they were sworn to loyalty to the party and its ideals and not the Ajanala family which had shown rank opportunism and greed by aligning with Congress forces. “We condemn such dishonourable acts and stand committed as Punjabis to protect our collective honour”, they added.