The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) seems to be running short of funds. With elections to the Lok Sabha having been announced, the party leadership today asked all members of the core committee and district presidents to contribute Rs 1 lakh each towards the party fund.
All general secretaries, vice-presidents and political affairs committee members have been asked to contribute Rs 50,000 each, while all general council members have been asked to contribute Rs 5,000 each for the party fund.
Confirming this, party senior vice-president Daljit Singh Cheema said the party needed money to meet its expenses and for organising rallies. Last year also, all senior leaders, MLAs and former ministers were asked to contribute Rs 5,000 each every month to run the affairs of the party.
Meanwhile, the SAD Working Committee today decided to observe “Vishvasghat Divas” on March 16 across the state to protest against the manner in which the Congress “has betrayed each and every section of society by reneging on all promises made to the people”.