Chandigarh, Sep 30 (PTI) A day after SAD leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa resigned from party posts, three senior Akali leaders on Sunday said they stand by the party and will remain with it till their “last breath”. Also Read - 70-Year-Old Man, Punjab's First COVID-19 Casualty, Transmitted Virus to Hundreds: Reports

In a joint press conference here, Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, who is an MP from Khadoor Sahib, former parliamentarian Rattan Singh Ajnala and senior leader Sewa Singh Sekhwan said they stood by party and would remain with it till their “last breath”. Also Read - COVID-19: Punjab Govt to Release 6,000 Prisoners From All Jails Across State

Their statement has come as a big relief for SAD leadership as speculations were rife that they might criticize party’s top leadership after Dhindsa resigned on Saturday as the party’s secretary general and from its core committee, citing health reasons. Also Read - Amid Lockdown, Punjab Govt Announces Rs 20 Crore For Free Food, Medicines to Poor People

Dhindsa’s resignation came at a time when the SAD was being slammed by the ruling Congress and the AAP over the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission’s report on sacrilege incidents in Punjab.

Senior Akali leaders said if they found anything wrong on the part of alliance partner the BJP, they would not hesitate in asking the SAD leadership to break the alliance.

They said weekly meeting of senior party leaders would be held to strengthen the party.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.