Tag: , , , , ,

Pb Cong submits memo to Guv seeking justice to Grewal’s family

Chandigarh: Congress’ Punjab unit presidentAmarinder Singh today submitted a memorandum to Governor V P Singh Badnore seeking the Centre’s intervention for providing justice to the family of ex-serviceman Ram Kishen Grewal whose suicide, allegedly over OROP, has sparked a political row. The party also demanded the sacking of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for “misleading the

SAD gears support General J J among Patiala

SAD, AAP suffer setback, senior leaders join Cong

Chandigarh : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) suffered a setback with senior Akali leaders and former MP Rajya Sabha Varinder Singh Bajwa joining the Congress party along with his supporters on Thursday. Besides this, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP’s) Shri Hargobindpur convenor, Harvinder Pal Singh also joined the Congress in the presence of Captain Amarinder Singh,

Cong to stage state-wide protests today

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced statewide protests in all the districts on Friday over ex-serviceman Subedar Ram Kishen Grewal’s suicide and the “shabby and inhumane” treatment meted out to the deceased jawan’s family members. Lashing out at the Narendra Modi-led central government in general and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in

Won’t remain mute spectator on ex-servicemen’s issues: Cong

New Delhi: Congress today hit back at BJP saying the Modi government may see politics when Rahul Gandhi and others raise issues involving soldiers “crying for justice” over “denial” of OROP but it won’t remain a “mute spectator”. “Manner and fashion in which a soldier was forced to commit suicide on account of denial of

Like Cong, Modi saving anti-Sikh riots accused’

Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government, in which Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is alliance partner, is trying to save the key accused in 1984 anti-Sikhs riots, Jagdish Tytler and company. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, AAP leaders H S Phoolka, Kanwar Sandhu, Himmat Singh

Youth Cong dumps paddy in Gidderbaha SDM office

Bathinda: Indian Youth Congress (IYC) on Tuesday dumped some quantity of paddy in the office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Gidderbaha to lodge protest against the FCI for not lifting the grains from mandis.The IYC chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, who represents Gidderbaha assembly segment, led the agitation which was joined by various farmers too. Speaking

Cong ex-MLA in soup over `1.55 cr bungling

An inquiry ordered by the Punjab government on April 12, this year, has landed a former Congress MLA Raman Bhalla in a soup with the report exposing a bungling of Rs 1.55 crore. This bungling was done in the Post Matric Scheduled Caste (SC) Students Scholarship Scheme (PMSCSS) for the period 2013-14 and 2014-15. The

Gehlot appointed Cong screening panel chief for Punjab polls

New Delhi: Former Rajasthan Chief MinisterAshok Gehlot was today appointed as the head of the Congress screening committee for Punjab Assembly polls. Besides Gehlot, the committee comprises AICC secretary in charge of the state Asha Kumari, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh, CLP leader Charanjit Singh Channi, former Indian Youth Congress chief Rajiv Satav and former

CM terms Akhand Akali Dal as a ‘branch’ of Cong

Dera Baba Nanak : Terming the newly-formed Akhand Akali Dal as a branch of the Congress, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that the sole purpose of this Akali Dal was to help the Congress by weakening the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of Sangat Darshan

AAP, Cong meet EC fearing ‘misuse’ of state machinery

Chandigarh: AAP and Congress leaders on Sunday separately met the visiting team of Election Commission here and expressed apprehension about misuse of state machinery in Punjab Assembly polls, with Congress seeking immediate imposition of model code to ensure a free and fair election. A delegation of the state unit of Congress, led by vice president

‘Cong, AAP promising more than they can deliver’

Chandigarh: Congress and AAP have entered into one-upmanship in promising each and everything under the sky to solicit support but Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is not inclined to enter this mad race. The party will be extra-cautious and make only those promises that are feasibly within constraint of resources. In-charge of manifesto committee SAD and former

Cong laughs at AAP debt gimmick

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress has laughed away as `pathetic’ the Aam Aadmi Party’s desperate gimmick to replicate the success of its farm debt waiver campaign, saying the move by Arvind Kejriwal’s party was a futile attempt to match Congress promise. Unlike Congress debt waiver campaign, which was aimed at all the debt-ridden farmers in the state, AAP’s

Water works function: Cong to stage dharna against BJP

Chandigarh:Rendering an array of allegations at Mayor Arun Sood, Congress Councillors got pepped over the foundation stone laying ceremony to be held at Water Works in Sector 39 on Friday and announced to stage a protest at the venue. Congress councillors led by CPCC president Pardeep Chhabra alleged that they will stage a dharna at

Cong demands probe in Muktsar gurdwara clash

  Chandigarh: Punjab unit of Congress on Thursday attacked the state’s SAD-BJP government over the clash in Mukstar in which three persons were killed on Wednesday and demanded a thorough probe into the incident. The clash had taken place over the control of a gurdwara in Mallan village. “Three persons were killed and half a dozen

Cong burns ‘Chitta Ravan’ even as PM visits Ludhiana

Ludhiana:On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Ludhiana, Congress workers burnt the ‘Chitta Ravan’ (drugs effigy) in the industrial town. State Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh declared an all-out war against the “Badal-backed mafia”, saying with the burning of the ‘Chitta Ravan’, the stage was set for the “total annihilation of all the

Burning ‘Chitta Ravan’ by Cong mere ‘political darama’: Mann

Chandigarh: Dubbing the burning of effigy of ‘Chitta Ravan’ by Congress as mere “political drama”, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today accused PPCC Chief Amarinder Singh of adopting “double standards” on the issue of drug menace in Punjab. Chairman of APP’s ‘Poll Campaign Committee’ in Punjab and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann alleged that Amarinder “saved” state

Cong stir outside Badal’s house ‘stage-managed’: AAP

Chandigarh: The AAP on Sunday called the Congress’ three-day sit-in protest in front of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s official residence “stage-managed” and alleged that it had “further established the political collusion” between the party and the ruling SAD-BJP combine in poll-bound Punjab. It accused the Akalis and the Congress of playing a “friendly match”

Tax evasion shows AAP’s moral degradation: Cong

Chandigarh: Latest controversy involving AAP, which now stands accused of tax evasion, shows moral degradation and the deep-rooted criminal mindset prevailing across the rank of party, said Punjab Congress. Pointing out that this was only the latest in a spate of scandals in which Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had been caught ahead of Punjab Assembly

Cong leader Syed Ahmed passes away

Muzaffarnagar, Oct 12 (PTI) Former district Congress president Syed Ahmed passed away at his native village of Saidpura here due to ill health.The 90-year-old leader was suffering from fever since the past few days. He died yesterday.Several party activists and others paid homage to the leader.

Sidhu welcome, says Captain as Bolaria joins Cong

Amritsar: Suspended Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Inderbir Singh Bolaria and former district chief of the party Upkar Singh Sandhu on Tuesday joined the Congress which said Navjot Singh Sidhu too was “welcome” to join hands with it. The two were inducted into the party by Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh in the presence of AICC