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Cong lambasts Badal for using Panchayat funds for publicity

Chandigarh: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) has strongly condemned Akali government for asking Panchayats to pay for its publicity boards after pushing the state into bankruptcy. PPCC leaders Kewal Singh Dhillon, Ajaib S Bhatti, Navtej S Cheema and Sukhbinder Sarkaria flayed the move as anti-people. They accused Badal government of resorting to such cheap tactics

‘Punjab Cong MLAs to declare assets every year’

Talwandi Sabo: Punjab Congress Legislature Party chief Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday said the party MLAs elected in February 2017 elections will declare their assets every year. Channi, who ended his 7-day ‘Jawani Sambhal Yatra’ here, said eradication of corruption, unemployment and the menace of drugs will be the three top most priorities of Congress.“The feedback,

Cong slams ‘forced evacuation’ of people from border areas

Amritsar: Several Congress leaders and legislators from border areas in Punjab today lashed out at the ruling SAD-BJP alliance over alleged “forcible evacuation” of the residents from border villages “against their will”. They also hit out at SAD spokesman Daljeet Singh Cheema for criticising Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh over his opposition to evacuation

Punjab Cong MLAs to declare assets every year: Channi

Talwandi Sabo: Punjab Congress Legislature Party chief Charanjit Singh Channi today said the party MLAs elected in the February 2017 elections would declare their assets every year. Channi, who ended his 7-day ‘Jawani Sambhal Yatra’ here, said eradication of corruption, unemployment and the menace of drugs would be the three top most priorities of the

Cong to build ‘memorial’ for persons killed in police firing

Bathinda: Punjab Congress Legislature Party leader Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday announced to build a “memorial” for two persons who were allegedly killed in police firing in Behbal Kalan in Faridkot last year.He said he will meet the families of both the persons on Monday. Channi vowed to “reopen” the Behbal Kalan firing case if

Mayor manhandled by Cong supporters

Chandigarh: Mayor Arun Sood was allegedly manhandled, roughed up and pushed by Congress supporters on Wednesday morning. The official vehicle bearing the red beacon was also banged with hands in protest as Congress supporters blocked the entry of Mayor into MC building for around 45 minutes. Later, police was called and after a mild lathicharge, Mayor

Bhattal condemns attack on Cong rally

Chandigarh: Senior Congress leader and chairperson of Congress Election Manifesto Committee Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has condemned the attack on Congress Motor-Cycle rally against the use of drugs by some anti-social elements at Amritsar on Sunday evening. Bhattal said Congress workers were taking out rally in the most peaceful manner when thy were suddenly attacked with

Give ‘crushing’ defeat to Cong, AAP: Badal to people

Khadoor Sahib (Pb): Slamming the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for their alleged “anti-Punjab and anti-Sikh stance”, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today asked the people to defeat them. Addressing a gathering during a political conference to mark ‘Gurta Gaddi Diwas’ of Guru Angad Dev here in Tarn Taran district, he alleged that

Coordination claims of Cong fall flat?

The rift is out in the open in Congress once again as the election year comes closer in Himachal Pradesh. The claims of coordination between Virbhadra government and the Congress party led by Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu have seemingly fallen apart. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who praised Sukhu one day and retraced his stand the very

‘Cong, AAP must tell what they have done for farmers’

Muktsar: Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday challenged Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to list their achievements for the welfare of farmers in Punjab and other states. While inaugurating development projects at Mana village in district Muktsar, Harsimrat said that the Congress and AAP which has never done anything for

Even shadow of Cong, AAP bad omen for state: CM

Slamming Congress and Aam Aadmi Party for their anti-Punjab stance, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday said that even shadow of these parties is bad for the state. Addressing the gathering during political conference to mark Chapaar fair on Friday, CM said both these parties were inimical to interests of state and its

Cong to launch 37-day intensive campaign from September 26

Punjab Congress will launch an intensive campaign to reach out to people from September 26 to November 1.The campaign has been named, Congress liyao, Punjab bachao. The modalities of the campaign were worked out today and the programme was finalised at a meeting of senior party leaders, zonal coordinators and district presidents. Giving details, the

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

I wanted to hit Valtoha as he abused me, Mistakenly hit Majithia :Tarlochan Soondh

Chandigarh: Protesting Congress MLAs throws stationary on Speaker in Assembly Session in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Punjab assembly Speaker suspended question and zero hour. Punjab assembly adjourned for 15 minutes following pandemonium in House. Cong MLAs also hurled shoes at Bikram Singh Majithia. Shoes hit Majithia on his arm. Majithia dared Tarlochan Soondh to get back his shoe. Tarlochan

Youth Cong seeks Bhagwant’s resignation after police case

Mohali: Youth Congress vice president youth from Anandpur Sahib Parliamentary constituency and senior Youth Congress leader Manjot Singh along with youngsters of Young Mohali Federation demanded resignation of AAP MP Bhagwant Maan after registering a police case against him. In Mohali Phase 11 while addressing the Youth Congress meeting, Manjot condemned Bhagwant Maan for his

Congress undecidedcity assembly segments, manipulations Delhi

Major shift in Cong approach to select candidates

After staying away from power for a decade in Punjab, Congress is making every move in a calculated manner as it does not want to leave any loose threads on its part.Highly placed sources in Congress party while talking to this Correspondent in connection with party’s preparedness for Punjab assembly elections and its poll strategy

Cong to start Punjab cycle yatra from Sep 27

New Delhi: Punjab Congress Legislature Party leader Charanjit Singh Channi today exuded confidence that Congress will “comfortably” form the government in the state after coming together of the fourth front adding he will go on a cycle yatra from September 27 to reach out to the masses. The yatra will highlight the corruption and unemployment

Cong to hold state-level political conference on September 16: Khangura

Ludhiana: Congress will be holding a state level political conference at Chhapaar on September 16. Since this is being held ahead of the elections, it will have a record participation this year, PCC general secretary and halqa in-charge for Dakha Jassi Khangura said here on Friday. All senior leaders of the party including the PCC

Cong set to corner SAD-BJP govt in assembly session

Congress will hold the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP government in the dock in the coming Vidhan Sabha session for all its failures and the sins of omission and commission. The party also called all its MLAs to ensure their presence all through the session.A meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) was held here on

Cong to corner SAD-BJP over drugs, law & order

Chandigarh: Congress will raise the issue of farmers’ suicide, drugs problem, and law and order situation in the state in the coming assembly session starting from September 8. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party here today presided over by the CLP leader Charanjit Singh Channi and attended by senior