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Shadow of drugs on Punjab polls

Shadow of drugs on Punjab polls

DP bureau Chandigarh Besides liquor and cash, drugs in Punjab would be a matter of serious concern for the Election Commission to tide over. Not the drug addicts would be lining up to cast their votes to patronise their mentors, but the wider ramifications of it could only be overlooked at the peril of having

Big day today, Punjab polls to elect 117 MLAs

Chandigarh: Finally the time has come when 1.98 crore eligible voters of Punjab will exercise their franchise in the high- stake three-cornered Vidhan Sabha polls on Saturday for electing their 117 legislators. Election Commission has deputed over 200 companies (each comprising 80-100 personnel) of paramilitary forces to ensure the poll process passes off peacefully. The

Malwa: A nerve centre of Punjab polls

  Chandigarh: Like ever, the dominance of Malwa is again quite apparent in Punjab polls as the leaders of the three rival parties-the Shiromani Akali Dal, the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party-are claiming to form the next government in Punjab with a speculation of bagging 40 to 50 seats from this region only. To

Too much hype of NRI campaigners in Punjab polls

    Though the Punjab-origin NRIs have the maximum connections in Majha and Doaba pockets, the parties are this time deploying them in batches across the state Punjab is scheduled to have Vidhan Sabha elections on February 4 and to win the same candidates and the political parties are putting the best of their efforts.

Punjab polls: No cake-walk for Badals this time

Punjab polls: No cake-walk for Badals this time

Chandigarh: With the Punjab assembly polls turning into a three-horse race for the first time, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and deputy, Sukhbir Singh Badal, face the most serious electoral challenge of their careers. Unlike on earlier occasions, when the contest was a straight fight between the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party

Punjab polls: Will ‘Rahu kaal’ end for Congress?

Although two opinion polls have given different findings about which party will be the winner in Punjab, conventional wisdom is that the ruling Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine will have a hard time overcoming the anti-incumbency factor. The reason is, first, the drug problem to which a sizable section of the youth has fallen


BJP releases list of 17 candidates for Punjab polls

  New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday released its first list of 17 candidates for the Punjab assembly elections on February 4. The BJP has fielded its sitting MLA Dinesh Singh Babbu from Sujanpur, Seema Kumari from Bhoa (SC), Ashwani Sharma from Pathankot, K.D. Bhandari from Jalandhar North and Sukhjeet Kaur Sahi from Dasuya. Announcing

CEC to visit Chandigarh tomorrow, review preparedness for Punjab polls

  New Delhi:  Ahead of Assembly elections in Punjab, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and fellow Commissioners will be in Chandigarh for two days beginning tomorrow to review poll preparedness. EC sources said Zaidi, along with Election Commissioners A K Joti and O P Rawat will be visiting Chandigarh tomorrow to review poll preparedness of


APP releases 4th list of candidates for Punjab polls 2017

APP releases 4th list   Chandigarh: Aapna Punjab Party on Tuesday released the 4th list of candidates for Punjab polls 2017 in Chandigarh. The list is as follows:-   APP releases third list of candidates for upcoming Punjab

App'll check election expenditure-related violations among Punjab

Former bureaucrats, cops, army men try luck in Punjab polls

Chandigarh: Former bureaucrats, ex-police officers and former army men have jumped into the election fray in Punjab as they try their luck in the high-stake assembly polls in the state on February 4. All major political parties, including Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), have fielded them. Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu,

Badals settle, traditional constituencies among Punjab polls

Badals settle for traditional constituencies for Punjab polls

Badals settle, traditional constituencies among Punjab polls Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir has decided to contest the next assembly election from Lambi and Jalalabad respectively, constituencies they have traditionally won. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Secretary Daljit Singh Cheema today said the chief minister will contest

BJP fully prepared for Punjab polls: Sampla

BJP fully prepared among Punjab polls: Sampla Ludhiana: Union Minister and Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla on Wednesday said his party was fully prepared for the state Assembly election, slated for February 4. He welcomed the announcement of the poll schedule by the Election Commission. Sampla said the names of the candidates have already been recommended

CEO office goes hi-tech: Facebook’s popularity in masses for Punjab polls

Chandigarh:With the launch of multiple Apps and extensive use of social media technology in the coming assembly elections in Punjab, now the Chief Electoral Office Punjab has launched a Facebook page for voting as well as registering the votes in the state. Disclosing this here on Monday, a spokesperson of the Chief Electoral Office Punjab

Mobile Apps plays significant role among Punjab polls

Mobile Apps to play significant role in Punjab polls

Mobile Apps plays significant role among Punjab polls Chandigarh: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to introduce a mobile based monitoring system for upcoming Assembly elections with a view to ensuring free and fair elections in Punjab. Number of mobile applications (app) based on Android Platform have been developed for this purpose. This was disclosed

Chhotepur launches Aapna Punjab Party's manifesto

APP releases third list of candidates for upcoming Punjab polls

Chandigarh: The Apna Punjab Party on Friday released third list of 18 candidates in Chandigarh for the upcoming Punjab Polls 2017. The list is as follows: Anika Ray (Bhoa) Sucha Singh Chhotepur (Gurdaspur) Iqbal Singh Bhagowlia (Majithia) Amandeep Singh Bhinder (Sultanpur Lodhi) Gurjit Singh (Chabbewal) Mohinderpal Singh Lala (Mohali) Vijay Diamond (Khanna) Bhupinder Singh (Samrala) Parminder

Contest anywhere, will fight : Amarinder dares Kejriwal

Capt, Kejri in Twitter war over Punjab polls

Twitter war over Punjab polls between Congress and AAP New Delhi: Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were engaged in a war of words on Twitter with the former daring the AAP chief to contest against him in the upcoming Punjab polls. Kejriwal said he was not contesting Punjab

Cong banks on political families for Punjab polls

New Delhi: Family politics continues to dominate the candidate selection process of Congress for Punjab polls with seats going to dynasties and ageing leaders pushing for nominations either for themselves or their wards. The first two list of Congress candidates for Punjab polls throws up several examples of how families continue to hold their sway

Prakash Ambedkar's BBM contest 40 seats, Punjab polls

Prakash Ambedkar’s BBM to contest 40 seats in Punjab polls

Mumbai:  Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM),led by Prakash Ambedkar, which has only one legislator in Maharashtra, has decided to contest 40 seats in the upcoming Punjab assembly polls. The party has no presence outside Akola and Washim district in Vidarbha region of the state. Prakash Ambedkar is the grandson of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, father of the

Punjab Poor knowledge on legislative works behind Capt’s illogical demands : SAD

Chandigarh : The Shiromani Akali Dal on Sunday ridiculed PPCC Chief Capt Amarinder Singh’s demand to Punjab governor to withdraw permission for special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha which reflects poorly on his little knowledge of parliamentary procedures and propriety. In a hard hitting statement released from the party head office here today, Manjinder

Punjab Polls: Rahul, Amarinder meet Radha Soami sect leader

Amritsar: Rahul Gandhi, accompanied by Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh, today met the chief of the influential Radha Soami sect and is understood to have sought his “blessings” for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state. The Congress Vice President also attended the ‘satsang’ (religious discourse) by sect leader Baba Gurinder Singh Dhillon at the