Punjab Politics

Malwa region gets lions share in Punjab cabinet, Doaba ignored completely

CHANDIGARH: While a revolt is brewing up in Punjab Congress on the issue of expansion of cabinet by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the composition of cabinet has shown regional bias with 11 out fo 18 ministers belonging to Malwa region.

No question of Sidhu's resignation in wake of road rage case in SC, says Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Scotching speculation that Local Government Minister would be resigning from the state cabinet in view of the Supreme Court case against him, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said there was no question of asking the minister to quit.

Kejriwal submits apology for defamation, Punjab AAP leaders stand by drug charges against Majithia

CHANDIGARH: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday apologised to former Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia for alleging the latter's involvement in drug trade in the state, following which the SAD leader said he will withdraw his defamation suit. Punjab unit of AAP however expressed anguish over Kejriwal's decision.

Badal family is most corrupt, Navjot Sidhu describes them plundering decoits

CHANDIGARH: Reacting strongly to Sukhbir Badal’s brazen lies and ridiculous allegations against the Captain Amarinder Singh government, the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) on Saturday lambasted the Akalis for looting the people of every single resource they could lay their hands on, during their decade-long misrule of the state.

SAD demands rollback of decision to slash government holidays

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today termed the Congress government‘s decision to slash the list of government holidays as a ‘totally dictatorial, irrational and insensitive’ step taken without taking the other stakeholders into confidence, even as it demanded its immediate roll back.P

Congress sweeps Punjab municipal polls; opposition cries foul

CHANDIGARH: Punjab's ruling Congress swept the municipal elections in the state on Sunday even as the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP alleged booth capturing and misuse of power.

Punjab Local bodies poll results vindicated Congress policies, defeat of opposition propaganda: Capt Amarinder 

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has hailed the Municipal Corporation, Nagar Panchayat & Municipal Committee poll results as a clear vindication of the Congress policies and a resounding defeat of the Opposition’s deceitful propaganda.

SAD president Sukhbir Badal says State Election Commission has become party to the Cong

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the State Election Commission (SEC) had become party to the Congress conspiracy to defeat the voice of the people in the civic body elections and that the SAD would approach the high court and demand a CBI inquiry to uncover this sinister plot.

How Congress govt in Punjab allowed 26 hour long road blockage by SAD-BJP workers?

CHANDIGARH: The Congress government in Punjab is facing public flak for becoming mute spectator to the 26 hour long road blockade by SAD-BJP workers while the government was indifferent to agitating farmers and anganwadi workers who wanted to hold dharna outside Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh residence in Patiala. They were cane charged and not allowed to enter Patiala.

Capt Amarinder shatters hopes of Navjot Sidhu to Deputy CM in cabinet expansion

AMRITSAR: The hopes of Punjab Local Bodies and Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to become Deputy Chief Minister of state in the proposed expansion of cabinet by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh after the latter ruled out possibility of creating Deputy CM post since party has no such convention.

SAD asks Punjab CS to probe portraits of Congress MLA in Sangrur Police Station

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) vice president Dr Daljit Singh Cheema today asked Punjab chief secretary Karan Avtar Singh to order an immediate probe into the installation of portraits of the State chief minister and the local legislator by youth Congress activists in two police stations in Sangrur yesterday.

SAD-BJP delegation urges Governor to remove Sukhpal Khaira as Leader of Opposition expeditiously

CHANDIGARH: A high level SAD-BJP delegation led by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal today met Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore and submitted a memorandum demanding the immediate removal of AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira from the post of leader of opposition for sullying the august chair after being named as an accused in a trans-border drug case with Pakistani links.

Kejriwal indulging in media stunt to deceive people of Delhi, Punjab and the count

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today termed AAP Convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s visit to Chandigarh as a sinister media stunt staged with the sole purpose of befooling the people of Delhi, Punjab as well as the country.

SAD-BJP delegation seeks arrest of AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira, submits memo to Punjab Speaker

CHANDIGARH: A joint SAD- BJP delegation today submitted a memorandum to the Vidhan Sabha Speaker demanding immediate removal of AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira from the post of leader of opposition even as it expressed apprehension that the Congress government was not serious about arresting Khaira.

Punjab political parties hunt for Sukhpal Khaira after court warrants in drug case

CHANDIGARH: Sukhpal Khaira the AAP MLA and leader of opposition in Punjab is under attack by political parties, the ruling Congress and opposition party SAD after a court in Fazilka issued non-bailable warrants against him and five otehrs in a drug case.

Capt Amarinder Singh expressing inability to act against Bikram Majithia exposes SAD-Congress nexus

CHANDIGARH: The statement by Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh showing his inability to act agaisnt former SAD minister Bikram Singh Majithia for his alleged involvement in drug racket has led to political storm in the state and also dismayed the Congress Ministers and MLA's demanding to put Majithia in Jail.

RSS factor triggers war of atrition between BJP and SAD

CHANDIGARH: Irked over attack on RSS for celebrating Guru Gobind Singh birthday, the The Bhartiya Janta Party today made a frontal attack on Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) and blamed them for harming Sikh Community more tahn anyone else.

Would SAD break its alliance with BJP after Akal Takht edict against RSS-the mentor of BJP ?

CHANDIGARH: The big trouble is brewing for Shiromani Akali Dal headed by Sukhbir Singh Badal after RSS sponsored funcion in Delhi to commenorate the 'Parkash Utsav' of tenth Sikh master Guru Gobind Singh ji on his martyrdom day.

AAP demands minimum 40 sitting of Punjab Vidhan Sabha in a financial year

CHANDIGARH: The Co-President of Aam Aadmi Party and MLA from Sunam Aman Arora on Tuesday demanded minimum 40 sitting of Punjab Vidhan Sabha in a financial year to be made compulsory as per the constitution of India.

Amarinder follows Badals, legitimises unelected cong leaders in Punjab : Mann

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Punjab president and Sangrur MP, Bhagwant Mann has strongly condemned Captain Amarinder Singh led congress government in Punjab for forcibly imposing the rejected leaders on the people of Punjab just the way SAD-BJP government did during its previous tenures.

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