Back in the mid 90s Balbir Singh wanted to and tried to become jathedar of Budha Dal. Baba Santa Singh kicked balbir singh out and balbir then formed a separate budha dal. In 2005 Baba Santa Singh made Baba Surjeet Singh Ji jathedar, and all major nihang jathebandis were there such as tarna dal,bidhi chand dal, harian bela dal etc. Everybody proclaimed Baba Surjeet Singh as jathedar.
Around 2006 Balbir came back and asked for forgiveness from Baba Santa Singh and because Balbir is Baba Santa singh’s nephew baba santa singh forgave him. Around 2006-2008 baba santa singh started to get ill and that is when balbir started to manipulate baba santa singh. Before baba santa singh died balbir got baba santa singh to sign budha dal over to balbir. At this fime baba santa singh had no idea what was happening cause he was ill. In 2008 SGPC and niddar made balbir the jathedar of budha dal. No other dal came to give balbir a siropa. It was only niddar and sgpc.
When Baba Surjeet Singh Ji found out that baba santa singh died the whole fauj tried to go to baba ji’s funeral but balbir and his nakli fauj stopped baba ji from coming and did not allow baba surjeet singh to see baba santa singh.
Later on Baba surjeet singh went with the fauj to balbir and they had a fight there which in the process balbirs brother got killed. (It was determined that baba surjeet singh’s fauj did not actually fire first). Balbir then tried putting Baba Surjeet singh ji in jail a few times and finally suceeded after some time. Baba surjeet singh then told Baba joginder singh ji to be jathedar in his place cause baba surjeet singh ji cant rule the fauj in jail. Baba joginder singh ji was more bhagti oriented but accepted. Baba ji was also known to frequent UK sangat as well. At this same time balbir was pressuring Baba joginder singh to accept balbir as jathedar cause balbir was saying that if he didnt he would put baba joginder singh in jail as well.
On Sept 3rd 2014 Baba Surjeet Singh died in jail due to poor health and living conditions that he recieved in jail. At this time Baba joginder singh was in the UK and could not come for antim saskar etc. The Fauj then decided that they would make Baba Prem Singh the jathedar of budha dal. So Baba prem singh became the 15th jathedar of budha dal.
When Baba joginder singh came back he was okay with what the fauj had decided but the Singhs who were with Baba Joginder singh did not like what had happened. They were just looking at their own agendas(im not gonna name names right now). There was still prem pyaar with both Baba Prem singh and baba joginder singh, but tensions within both parties cause some rift.
In 2015 Baba joginder singh proclaimed Balbir as jathedar by giving him a Dastarbandi etc. Balbir said that baba joginder singh is jathedar of rakba and that its good that they came together. Baba prem singh and fauj was pissed as to why Baba joginder singh was going with the person who killed baba surjeet singh ji.
In November 2015 the sarbat khalsa also proclaimed that Baba Prem Singh was true jathedar of budha dal.
Balbir hasnt gone to nanded cause nobody wants him there. If he even shows up he would get his <banned word filter activated> kicked.
In 2017 balbir paid some of baba prem singhs men to murder the chakarvarti jathedar baba bahadur singh ji. Those people who shot baba bahadur singh ji went to jail for some time but balbir got them out and now they are at rakba. Balbir also paid baba bahadur singhs son to leave baba prem singh and go to rakba.
Right now budha dal is in a real bad situation, but in the end the truth shall prevail.