Wassan Singh Zaffarwal Quits United Akali Dal

CHANDIGARH, Punjab—On July 13, United Akali Dal’s general secretary Wassan Singh Zaffarwal resigned from the party. This is another setback for the Mohkam Singh led United Akali Dal after separation of Gurdeep Singh Bathinda and several other leaders.  

In his resignation sent to Mohkam Singh, Wassan Singh Zaffarwal has excused that his interest towards religious and social services has gone through a different prioritization. “I have opened a house for the unsupported people due to which my responsibilities have risen. In this condition, I am not able to serve my responsibilities as a general secretary of United Akali Dal,” he added.  

Once a member of Panthak Committee led by Baba Gurbachan Singh Manochahal, Wassan Singh Zaffarwal was later a part of the lobby which marginalized several of the All India Sikh Student Federation leaders who were building a mass movement in support of the Sikh struggle in the late 1980s. 

After this, while thousands of Sikh youths adopted armed means and attained martyrdom, however, Wassan Singh Zaffarwal later took U-turn after the fall of armed Sikh movement. Since then, he has continued to play different roles in Sikh politics, involving himself in different morchas and struggles based on his preferences.

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