Udayavni Special

Former Army Chief J J Singh resigns from Akali Dal


Team Udayavani, Dec 12, 2018, 11:39 AM IST

New Delhi: Former Army Chief Gen J J Singh Wednesday resigned from the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) citing personal reasons.

Singh, who also served as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, had joined the Akali Dal ahead of the Punjab assembly elections in early 2017 and had unsuccessfully contested against chief minister Amarinder Singh from the Patiala assembly constituency.

In his resignation letter to SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, he said he was resigning from the party for personal reasons.

“I wish to inform you with a heavy heart that I have resigned from Shiromani Akali Dal and from the position of president of Shiromani Akali Dal, Ex-Servicemen wing with immediate effect due to personal reasons, he said in his letter.

Sources said Singh was not happy with the functioning of the Akali Dal and its leadership. Asked about his future course, he said he wished to serve people and kept his political options open. “I want to serve the people and the country, he told PTI.

Gen (retd) Singh was the first Sikh officer to become the army chief. He fought the 1965 and 1971 wars, apart from being among the architects of defeating Pakistani intruders in Kargil. He served as the 22nd Chief of the Indian Army from January 31, 2005, to September 30, 2007.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

PM Modi calls for united global efforts to defeat COVID pandemic

Statewide curfew in Maharashtra for 15 days from April 14: Maha CM

COVID-19: Karnataka logs 8,778 new cases, 67 deaths push toll past 13,000 mark

TTD booklet to prove Lord Hanuman was ‘born’ in Tirumala Hills to be released on Apr 21

COVID-19 second wave worrying; some states need to ramp up RT-PCR tests: Centre

Panic buying in Mumbai ahead of Maharashtra CM’s announcement

Remdesivir not for home use, meant for serious patients, says Govt amid rise in demand





Related Articles More

PM Modi calls for united global efforts to defeat COVID pandemic

Statewide curfew in Maharashtra for 15 days from April 14: Maha CM

TTD booklet to prove Lord Hanuman was ‘born’ in Tirumala Hills to be released on Apr 21

COVID-19 second wave worrying; some states need to ramp up RT-PCR tests: Centre

Panic buying in Mumbai ahead of Maharashtra CM’s announcement

MUST WATCH

Boy kills minor Girl for rejecting his Proposal | CRIME FILE

ಲಾಕ್ ಡೌನ್ ಮಾಡುವ ಪ್ರಮೇಯವಿಲ್ಲ: ಸಿಎಂ ಯಡಿಯೂರಪ್ಪ ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟನೆ

CD Victim’s Released Video | Udayavani

Jayalaxmi Silks Udyavara | Glorious Bridal Kanchipuram Sarees Unboxing

News bulletin 12- 04-2021 | UDAYAVANI

Latest Additions

PM Modi calls for united global efforts to defeat COVID pandemic

Statewide curfew in Maharashtra for 15 days from April 14: Maha CM

COVID-19: Karnataka logs 8,778 new cases, 67 deaths push toll past 13,000 mark

TTD booklet to prove Lord Hanuman was ‘born’ in Tirumala Hills to be released on Apr 21

COVID-19 second wave worrying; some states need to ramp up RT-PCR tests: Centre

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.