He said that the Taksali Akalis (old guard) had raised their voice against SAD's alleged deviation from its "panthic agenda".
Sekhwan said the voice of the Taksalis was not being heard in the SAD, which he claimed was being controlled by the Badal family.
"Several senior leaders are not happy with the way SAD is functioning at present. No senior leader leaves a party, which he has served for years, just on a minor issue. The fact that it is not just one or two such leaders, but several who have left SAD, which clearly indicates that all is not well in that party," Sekhwan told reporters here.
Meanwhile, Riar alleged that senior leaders were feeling ignored in the SAD.
Brahmpura and some other Taksali Akalis (old guard) including Sekhwan, who had last year raised their voice against SAD's alleged deviation from its core principles, had floated a separate outfit in December.
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