Amritsar: Disgruntled Pardip Singh Walia, member of Shiromani Akali Dal Working Committee, resigned from the party and announced his decision to contest SGPC election from Amritsar West. Pardip Singh Walia, who stayed former District president of Shiromani Akali Dal for Urban, accused the party of ignoring sincere activists during the allotment of SGPC tickets. Elections to SGPC, top religious organization of the Sikhs, are due next month, and are one of the much awaited elections for the people.
He told journalists that he would contest election from Amritsar West to defeat the Akali Dal candidate Bawa Singh Gumanpura who was given ticket by the party high command. Currently Amritsar West is booked by SGPC member Advocate Jaswinder Singh who had won SGPC elections twice in row but was denied the ticket this time by the party High Command. Jaswinder, with the help of Pradip Walia Singh, had won the elections twice. Singh gathered his supporters in a meeting of strength at Akal Takht in Golden Temple where he expressed his anger for not being given ticket to him by the party.