Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt)

The Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) (SAD(S)) (translation: Supreme Akali Party (United)) is a centre-right Sikh-centric political party in Punjab, India, formed by former Shiromani Akali Dal leaders Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Ranjit Singh Brahmpura.

Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt)
AbbreviationSAD(S)
PresidentSukhdev Singh Dhindsa
SpokespersonAnish
Rajya Sabha LeaderSukhdev Singh Dhindsa
FounderRanjit Singh Brahmpura,
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa
Founded17 May 2021[1]
(2 years, 286 days ago)
Merger ofShiromani Akali Dal (Democratic) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali)
Women's wingShiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) Istri wing
IdeologySikh interests
Political positionCenter-right
Colours  Orange
ECI StatusRegistered
AllianceNational Democratic Alliance
(2022-present)
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Punjab Legislative Assembly
0 / 117

The party was formed in April 2021 by the merger of two political parties of Punjab Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Democratic). Notable leaders include Ranjit Singh Talwandi, Harsukhinder Singh Bubby Badal, Manmohan Singh Sathiala, Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Paramjit Kaur Gulshan, Harjit Kaur Talwandi and Des Raj Dhugga.[2]

Overview edit

Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) is formed with the merger of Shiromani Akali Dal (Democratic) formed by Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa in 2020[3] and Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali) by Ranjit Singh Brahmpura in 2018.[4] Both formed their faction parties after they left the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal). The party contested 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election with BJP and PLC in Punjab.

On 22 June 2021 Party made its first expansion by announcing Paramjit Kaur Gulshan as Patron and Harjit Kaur Talwandi as President of Women's wing and Des Raj Singh Dhugga as President of its Schedule Caste's wing and party also named 24 Districts Presidents.[5]

List of President edit

S. No Name Portrait Tenure
1 Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa   17 May 2021 Incumbent 2 years, 287 days

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Dindsa and Brahmpura launch Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt). 17 May 2021, Hindustan Times. Retrieved 18 May 2021
  2. ^ "Dhindsa, Brahmpura launch a new political party, Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukat)".
  3. ^ "Akali Dal split official! Dhindsas move Election Commission for registration of SAD-Democratic". 22 September 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Expelled Akali leaders launch Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali)". tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  5. ^ Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt). 22 June 2021, Babushahi. Retrieved 24 June 2021.