Simranjit Singh Mann, president, SAD (A), while addressing a political conference of his party at Saheedi Jor Mela, called upon the Sikhs to oust traditional Akalis alleging that they not only looted the people of the state and its resources but also got two Sikh youths murdered and committed sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib in connivance with Sacha Sauda Dera chief.
He called upon people to follow the ideology of the party and support it in the coming SGPC and parliamentary elections.He showered praise on Bhai Dhian Singh Mand, parallel Jathedar of Akal Takht for successfully running the Bargari Morcha, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, Pakistan army chief Gen Bajwa and Navjot Singh Sidhu, Punjab minister, for their role in getting the Kartarpur corridor issue settled. He also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for cooperation in the issue.
He appreciated the role of Bibi Jagdish Kaur for fighting a long battle against Sajjan Kumar and HS Phoolka for representing her case and getting Sajjan Kumar convicted. He demanded that photos of both Jagdish Kaur and Phoolka be placed in Sikh Museum. He announced to honour Phoolka and other lawyers, who represented riot victim families.
He lashed out at the Congress for making Kamal Nath, who is also alleged to be involved in the 1984 Sikh genocide, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
Bhai Dhian Singh Mand, parallel Jathedar, Akal Takht, Swarn Singh Panjgrain, vice-president of the party, and other leaders also spoke. Various resolutions were passed demanding complete Sikh sovereign state.