Akali Dal – Sant Fateh Singh

Akali Dal – Sant Fateh Singh was one of several hard-line splinter groups founded by Sant Fateh Singh. Akali Dal – Sant Fateh Singh was formed in 1962. It is led by Sant Fateh Singh. The party was a Sikh-centered political party in the Indian state of Punjab. The party was created due to disagreement between Master Tara Singh and Sant Fateh Singh. The party gained control of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee in October 1962. In the Gurdwara elections in January 1965, the party annexed 90 of the seats, while Master Tara Singh's party could manage only 45. In 1967 during Punjab Legislative Assembly election Party got 24 seats and with the support of other Parties and Independents under the leadership of Gurnam Singh formed the government but resigned when merged with Shiromani Akali Dal in November 1967[1][2][3][4]

Akali Dal – Sant Fateh Singh
ChairpersonSant Fateh Singh
DissolvedNovember 1967
Merged intoShiromani Akali Dal

The party was able to win three seats in 1967 Indian general election.[5]

Chief Minister belong to Party


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  3. ^ "Agitation for State of Punjab". sikh-history.com. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  4. ^ "How Congress invented a sant". intoday.in.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)