The sacked veteran Akali leaders today floated a new party to be known as Akali Dal Taksali with Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, MP, as its president.
The announcement to this effect was made after performing Ardas at Akal takht.
Sewa Singh Sekhwan proposed the name of Brahmpura that was seconded by Dr Rattan Singh Ajnala.
The new Akali Dal would adhere to the rules and regulations of the party set up in 1920 and would be democratic and secular.
Brahmpura said one of the aims of the party would be to liberate the Sikh religious institutions from the grip of the Badal family.