Amritsar: Protesting against the expulsion of Gurpratap Singh Tikka and Senior Deputy Mayor Ajaybeer Pal Singh Randhawa, eight senior office bearers of Shiromani Akali Dal Youth Wing have tendered their resignation.

National President of Youth Akali Dal Upinder Singh Prince, Jaspal, Vinod Kukkoo, General Secretary Hardayal Singh Bittaa, Sandeep Saini, Karn Sandhu, Baldeb Singh Randhava and Balvinder Billa forwarded their resignation to SAD's youth wing president Bikram Singh Majithia. In their letter the party workers stated that Gurpratap Singh Tikka has not got the election ticket despite his long association with the party.

“Tikka has given twenty years of his life to SAD. He has participated in all kind of protests done by the party. Ironically, at the time of ticket distribution, Tikka was denied of it. In his place somebody who is not Akali and has no emotional connection with the party has been given ticket,” stated the resignation letter.

The office bearers requested Majithia to keep an eye on the legislators of the party who are making such statements.

JPN/Bureau