Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said the overwhelming victory of the SAD in elections to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) was proof of the complete rejection of both Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress party among the Sikh community.
In a statement here, the SAD president said the elections also proved that the Sikh community of Delhi was with the SAD and appreciated the work done by the party in both the national capital as well as Punjab.
Badal, while congratulating the Akali rank and file who he said had worked assiduously to ensure the SAD victory in Delhi, said the Akali cadre deserved fulsome praise for steadfastly ignoring the negative propaganda unleashed by its opponents. Badal also praised the stellar work done by DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK, which he said was aptly rewarded by the Sikh community.
The SAD president said that AAP had tried its best to prop up its own organisation and even formed the Panthic Sewa Dal which put up its own candidates in the elections.
"They even levelled false allegations against the SAD. However, the results are a fatwa on the working of AAP and shows that the Delhi electorate is completely disillusioned by AAP and its performance. The elections are a precursor to what will happen to AAP in the future," he added.
Speaking about the Congress, the SAD president said that the faction headed by Paramjit Singh Sarna was openly aligned with the party and had tried its best to befool the Sikh electorate. "However, the past track record of Sarna and his gang as well as the Congress party has caught up with them and they have also met with a humiliating defeat," he added.
Badal assured the electorate that the SAD would fulfil all the promises made to them.
"The DSGMC will work with even more vigour for the welfare of the community," he added.