Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal
(Amritsar), led by Simranjit Singh Mann in Tuesday released its
first list of 45 candidates for the upcoming assembly election
Releasing the list, Mann said "Khalistan" would be
the party`s main plank in the election.
A decision on his contesting the election would be
announced soon, he said.
Mann accused the ruling SAD and main opposition
Congress of dumping Sikh issues for their lust for power.
"Issues like the transfer of Chandigarh and Punjabi
speaking areas, the water problem and justice for victims of
1984 riots have been put aside by these parties," he said.
Punjab had witnessed no development under SAD-BJP and
Congress regimes, Mann alleged.