SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal will lead a delegation of senior occasion leaders to President Ram Nath Kovind to push for the instant launch of Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted in former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh assassination case, as a “logical follow-up” of the sooner resolution introduced by the Centre to commute the latter’s demise sentence to life time period.
“A formal request has been sent to the President for an immediate audience. Sukhbir’s decision is consequent upon the developments in Rajoana’s case including the latest Supreme Court notice to the Union government,” a spokesperson of the SAD mentioned, including that the SAD president needs Rajoana to be launched instantly because the Union authorities stands publicly dedicated to commuting his demise sentence to a life time period and as he has already spent in jail greater than 3 times the variety of years which a standard lifer spends there.
In a communication to the President looking for an viewers with the Akali delegation, Sukhbir referred to “the commitment of the Modi government to commute Rajoana’s death penalty to a life sentence”.
He added, “The commitment had come on the eve of Shri Guru Nanak Devji’s 550th Parkash Utsav. Not honouring that commitment would amount to showing disrespect to the sacred event pertaining to the founder of the Sikh religion.”