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Modi should stop insulting former PMs: Cong

New Delhi: Congress today asked Narendra Modi to stop “insulting” former heads of government a day after the Prime Minister cited a book to say Indira Gandhi paid no heed to the Wanchoo Committee’s recommendation to demonetise high- value currency notes in 1971. “Stop insulting former prime ministers. Change the narrative and mindset… From Jawaharlal

‘Cong, AAP in tacit understanding’

Mohali: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday hit out at Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), alleging both the parties have a “tacit understanding” for the upcoming assembly elections in the state. Interacting with mediapersons during the ISBT inauguration here, Badal took potshots Congress state unit president Amarinder Singh for suddenly “exhibiting

Kejriwal’s delayed reaction on SYL bid to divert attention: Cong

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today said that Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal’s “much-delayed reaction” on the Sutlej-Yamuna-Link (SYL) canal issue was a bid to divert attention from the “crisis” in his party. “The AAP leader’s much-delayed reaction on the SYL issue is a clear bid to divert attention from the

SAD, Cong have secret deal: Kejri

Amritsar: National Convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday alleged that SAD-BJP alliance and Congress have reached a secret pact to contest 2017, assembly elections by fielding candidates with mutual understanding. Kejriwal, on the first day of his six-day visit to Punjab, said after seeing AAP’s rising popularity both

Capt Amarinder launches Google ‘Chalo Lambi’

Akali influx into party, Cong bracing up for repercussions

Chandigarh: With the first list of the Congress candidates for Punjab assembly elections, expected to be released by late on Thursday, the party is bracing up for the repercussions. Party insiders apprehend more serious problem for the Punjab Congress this time as compared to 2012 when the party’s defeat was attributed mainly to the wrong

Issue white paper on demonetisation: Cong to Centre

Patna: Congress today demand a white paper from the Centre on the demonetisation move which it claimed to be the “biggest scam of India” and demanded a probe into it by a Joint Parliamentary Committee. “We want to know with whom did the Central government hold discussion about demonetisation. The government should issue a white

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Consensus eludes Cong over selection of candidates

Chandigarh: With various pressure groups within the Punjab Congress lobbying for their respective candidates, consensus seems to be eluding the party over the selection of the candidates for the 2017 elections. With the results, the party has now decided to finalise the candidates in parts. Earlier, the Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh had announced

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Symptoms of revolt start surfacing in Cong

Chandigarh: The Congress party has not yet finalised the list of candidates and the symptoms of revolt have already started surfacing. Amid the reports of senior leadership of the state unit having got split over the selection criteria, expecting the party not giving weightage to their hard work, some of the contenders, who had unsuccessfully

Revolt brewing among leaders in Punjab Cong

Chandigarh: Voice of revolt has started getting louder against Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Captain Amarinder Singh with Assembly elections approaching closer. Though the election campaign is Captain-centric this time and a majority of the leaders are showing united face, yet certain senior Congress leaders have lodged their resentment against induction of some turncoats

‘MC will be free of Cong in these elections’

Chandigarh: MC will be made Congress free this time, said Arun Sood sitting Mayor from BJP after filing his nomination papers on Monday. He said, “Congress has failed to digest the defeat at the hands of BJP and people have now realised that empty vessels sounds more. Congress has always created hindrances in developmental works

We are one soul, two bodies: Navjot Kaur on Sidhu joining Cong

New Delhi: In a major fillip to Congress inpoll-bound Punjab, former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur today joined the party along with former Akali MLA Pargat Singh. The joining of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was, however, not clear as party leaders said with his wife in Congress fold he would follow suit

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Cong rebels revolt prior to official candidates’ list

Chandigarh: The rebels in Congress party have already raised their heads prior to the official declaration of the candidates list by the Congress. The candidates have declared to contest as independent. Similar like that in BJP when three of its candidates declared to contest as independent, BJP president Sanjay Tandon termed the act as anti-party

Jolt to AAP, senior leader Surinder Riyaat joins Cong

Ludhiana: In a major setback to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), leading industrialist of city and senior leader of AAP Surinder Singh Riyaat joined Congress party on Friday. Surinder Singh Riyaat was senior Vice president of trade, transport and industry wing of Aam Aadmi party. He was active in party activities and played important role in

No name from Manish Tewari group figures in Cong election committee

Chandigarh: The inside rift in the Chandigarh Congress come to fore as no name from the former Union Minister Manish Tewari group figures in the list of the Chandigarh Pradesh Election Committee issued by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday. The committee has been constituted to convene the MC elections. In a major jolt

Prashant Kishor cold-shouldered by Punjab Cong

Chandigarh: Prashant Kishor (PK), the election strategist hired by Congress for Uttar Pradesh and Punjab elections has been asked by UP Congress to focus on Punjab where the elections are due early next year as well. Sources disclosed that Kishor’s team could not satisfy the UP leadership of the Congress following which he attempted some

Cong legislators’resignations offer no solution: Bir Devinder

Patiala: Former Deputy Speaker Bir Devinder Singh on Monday termed collective resignations of Congress legislators on SYL canal issue as an embarrassment. He said that legislators should attend special session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha to discuss important subject and its outcomes. No political party should attempt to take political advantage out of emerging scenario he

Cong protests against Modi, SAD-BJP govt

Jalandhar: Congress party workers led by PPCC General Secretary Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary on Sunday held a protest against BJP-led Centre government and SAD-BJP-led Punjab governments in Goraya. A protest march was carried out in the main bazar here where Chaudhary along with congress workers burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister

Pb Cong leaders to meet President over SYL issue: Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief AmarinderSingh today said the party’s state unit leaders, including MPs, will meet President Pranab Mukherjee in connection with the SYL issue and accused the SAD government of failing to protect the state’s interest. He questioned the right of Haryana over Ravi and Beas river water and demanded that a tribunal must

‘Cong will finish drugs, corruption in six months’

Morinda: State Congress senior vice president Lal Singh on Monday said if the party comes to power in Punjab it will eradicate the menace of drugs, unemployment and corruption in the first six months of it forming government. “Congress will finish these problems in the first six months of coming to power in 2017,” he

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No stubble burning issue in AAP manifesto: Cong

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress on Monday hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over absence of the issue of stubble burning, one of the main causes of unprecedented smog cover over the national capital, in its poll manifesto in the state, saying it exposes the party’s “vested” interests in promoting “petty politics”. Clearly with an