Akal Takh Jathedar officially entered the world of politics when he issued a statement blaming BJP for Akali Dal’s loss.
He went onto say the Akali Dal should do things according to Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj and not count on other parties. These comments of the Jathedar are drawing criticism as many believe the jathedar should concentrate on Panthic related issues and to not delve into politics.
The Giani Gurbachan Singh gave advice to the Akal Dal party perhaps hints that he wants the Akali Dal to go at it alone in Punjab in 2017. Various Akali Dal leaders have openly stated that it was due to the BJP that Akali Dal lost and perhaps might be trying to capitalize on this for future gains.