Even as Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal, facing rebellion from the senior party leadership, has offered to step down in case the party demanded so, senior party leader and SAD spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema ruled out any such move.

Interacting with media persons, Cheema said, “Sukhbir is the backbone of the SAD, hence there is no question of seeking his resignation.”

Sukhbir is facing rebellion from senior SAD leaders, including Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, former MP Ratan Singh Ajnala and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.

Cheema said, “The SAD’s progress under the leadership of Sukhbir is unprecedented. It was because of him that the Akalis won two consecutive Assembly elections, along with winning the elections to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC).”

The part would be run by sukbir in future aslo, said the former state Education  Minster.