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Gram Panchayat Elections

Gram Panchayat Elections to be held before first week of December

Rural Development and Panchayats, Housing and Urban Development Minister Punjab Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said that the gram panchayat elections in the state would be held either in the last week of November or the first week of December 2018. He said that some changes related to the 50% reservation of women candidates had to

Congress leads in Punjab over AAP, Akalis

Chandigarh: Proving wrong exit polls which projected a close outcome, the Congress forged ahead in 56 of the 101 assembly seats in Punjab, officials said. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was confident of coming to power in the border state, led in 21 seats, even behind the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine (24 seats).


Akalis, Congress trade charges at religious congregation

Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab): With assembly elections in the state to be held within the next few weeks, Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and opposition Congress leaders blamed each other for pushing Punjab into a mess. Taking centerstage during political conferences organized during the religious congregation of ‘Jor Mela’ at Fatehgarh Sahib to mark the sacrifice

Akalis eclipse others on SYL issue

Punjab is in the throes of election fever which is intensifying with each passing day. Various factors which can influence the results are coming to the fore. Though the election dates have not been declared, the expected model code for the polls will come into effect only after the dates are announced. One of the

Capt dares Akalis to face early elections

Khuian Sarvar (Fazilka): Punjab Congress, led by Captain Amarinder Singh, on Sunday dared the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to quit the Assembly and face the Congress in assembly elections, which he said should be held next month itself to prevent Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal from further vitiating the atmosphere of the state. Addressing a

Born leader, Channi ready among third contest

Akalis behind SYL canal mess: Channi

Amritsar: Blasting Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for misleading the people, Congress Legislature Party chief Charanjit Singh Channi reminded him that it was the Akali Dal that had made the commitment under the Punjab Accord in 1985 to complete construction of Satluj Yamuna Link Canal. Reaching the holy city on Friday for his Jawani

Capt Amarinder launches Google ‘Chalo Lambi’

Amarinder flays Akalis for celebrating Punjabi suba golden jubilee

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh on Tuesday questioned the state government’s action of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Punjabi suba. “The creation of the Punjabi suba (state) was the second Partition for Punjabis after 1947. The Akalis (Shiromani Akali Dal) have worked to shrink Punjab to fulfil their own sectarian

Capt provoking people to physically harm Akalis: SAD

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)on Friday, condemned Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh’s remarks against its leadership, saying these amounted to provoking the people to physically harm the Akalis. Amarinder, while joining the Congress protest in front of the residence of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here, warned the Badals, “Today, people are only burning your

Congress, Akalis colluding in Punjab: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the opposition Congress and the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab were colluding to fight the 2017 assembly elections. He was referring to a media report that the state’s Parkash Singh Badal government is preparing to withdraw a corruption case against Punjab Congress President and former

Brar slams ‘drama’ by Cong, Akalis in Punjab assembly

Chandigarh: Lokhit Abhiyaan leader and forme rCongress MP Jagmeet Singh Brar today ridiculed the dharna by Congress MLAs inside the Punjab Vidhan Sabha describing it as a stage managed “drama” by the party and the ruling Akalis designed to stall House proceedings. Terming it as “the last act of Punjab’s tragedy drama” played jointly by

30 families of Akalis join Congress

Ludhiana: In a jolt to Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), 30 families associated with the party have joined the Congress party in Gill constituency on Monday. The families were welcomed by Youth Congress Vice president Sunny Kainth during a function. Kainth told that Sukhwinder Singh Sukh, advocate Pardeep Kumar, Ravinder Singh Sagger, Gurmail Singh, Karam Singh, Prince