AMRITSAR,, July 18 -- Nearly a week after its general secretary and former Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) chief Wassan Singh Zaffarwal stepped down, the United Akali Dal (UAD), one of the splinter Akali factions, is all set to merge with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) recently formed by Rajya Sabha member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.

The UAD, floated in 2014 and headed by former Damdami Taksal spokesperson Mohkam Singh, played a key role in organising Sarbat Khalsa (grand Sikh assembly) in November 2015, during which parallel jathedars of Sikh temporal seats were appointed. It got a jolt last year when its co-founder Gurdeep Singh Bathinda and his aides parted ways with Mohkam Singh.

Dhindsa floated his party on July 7 but he has remained in t...