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Akali Dal Badal appoints five Youth Akali Dal (YAD) presidents: Bikram Majithia's men get main posts

Shiromani Akali Dal Badal (SAD B) has appointed five new regional presidents of Youth Akali Dal (YAD) while controversial Shiromani Akali Dal leader and Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia may no longer be the Youth Akali Dal (YAD) president, but Bikram Majithia's men has got main posts in Youth Akali Dal proving his stamp on the newly constituted youth wing.

The names were cleared by SAD chief Sukhbir Badal at a meeting in Chandigarh last night.

The new YAD chiefs are: Rosy Barkandi (south Malwa districts), Harpal Singh Juneja (Patiala, Sangrur and Fatehgarh Sahib) and Tarsem Singh Bhinder (Ludhiana and Moga); the trio the new chiefs in Malwa; Inderbir Bolaria, president for Majha and Sarbjinder Singh Sabi for Doaba.

All these five YAD presidents will report to Sharanjit Singh Dhillon and Parminder Singh Brar.

Bikram Majithia will run the Youth Akali Dal (YAD) indirectly now. The Youth Akali Dal (YAD) remained in controversy during last seven years as many cases of involvement of YAD leaders in criminal and drug trafficking activities. Majithia's close aide and YAD leader Rana had killed ASI Ravinder Singh in Amritsar while Sunny Goodwill of Ludhiana had thrashed an SSP ranked officer at a restaurant in Ludhiana. It was also alleged that YAD leaders including Bikram Majithia were controlling sand and gravel mafia in Punjab.

Rosy Barkandi , Harpal Singh Juneja, Tarsem Singh Bhinder, Inderbir Bolaria, Rosy Barkandi , Harpal Singh Juneja, Tarsem Singh Bhinder and Inderbir Bolaria

At least three of his close associates, Rozy Barkandi, Inderbir Singh Bolaria and Harpal Singh Juneja, have been appointed YAD presidents - the youth wing of Shiromani Akali Dal Badal which was trifurcated in September.

But against speculation that Bikram Majithia may continue to control the wing by being made the Shiromani Akali Dal Badal general secretary (coordination) for all new regional YAD presidents, the job has been entrusted to former YAD president and PWD Minister Sharanjit Dhillon. Read Full News

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