Akali Dal is a party that cannot play any dirty politics because of the democratic and Secular nature of the Sikhs. It is influenced by the teachings of the Gurus that did not believe in inciting Communal sentiments even when provoked. Sikhs respect all religions and believe in communal harmony and peace. Akalis have historically exposed the communal nature of the Congress and right now it is the AAP which is playing dirty politics with the sentiments of the Sikhs. Infact Sikhs might be critical of the Akali leadership but if any Akali leader does in anything communal he will be declared a tankhaiya or mercenary according to the Sikh code of conduct or Rehit Maryada.
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