SANGRUR, Punjab, India: Mr. Surjit Singh Barnala termed news as totally baseless that all the members of his group have joined the U.A.D. faction. All the MLAs of his faction belonging to his group were present at the hurriedly convened press conference.
Mr. Surinder Singh Dhuri who was claimed to have left Akali Dal (L) and joined U.A.D, told the pressmen that he had never defected,
Another person, Mr. Joginder Singh, an S.G.P.C. member from Ahmedgarh also denied his defection.