Rebel Akali Simranjit Mann Promises Casteless Society

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CHANDIGARH – The Shirmoani Akali Dal (Amritsar) headed by Simranjit Singh Mann today declared that one of its political goals was “Khalistan”. In its manifesto, released by Jaswant Singh Mann, secretary general, the party promised to work towards a caste-less state and remove disparity between the rich and the poor.

Mann said his party, that had put up candidates in 10 constituencies, was for prohibition and against the dowry system. It favoured a ban on the sale of all kinds of intoxicants. It stood for administrative reforms and for curtailing expenditure. The manifesto promised better family welfare schemes, A-grade health services and free treatment to the poor.

Mann said his party favoured waiving loans given to farmers and for providing inputs to farmers at cheap rates.