Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said despite a promise by Narendra Modi, the Gujarat government has not withdrawn the petition against the Punjabi farmers from the Supreme Court.
Amritsar BJP candidate and senior party leader Arun Jaitley formally moved into the new house, which he bought in the city recently, following a 'grih pravesh' ceremony on Tuesday.
Congress candidate from Amritsar, Capt Amarinder Singh has condemned the attack on the party's office in the Amritsar North assembly segment here on Monday and warned against vitiating the peaceful atmosphere.
BJP candidate from Gurdaspur Vinod Khanna on Tuesday said his first priority after becoming MP will be to reduce unemployment and bring industry to the area.
Former chief minister and Congress candidate from Amritsar, Capt Amarinder Singh, has questioned the silence of his BJP rival Arun Jaitley on some crucial issues concerning Punjab, saying he was trying to evade these deliberately.
Hitting back at his Congress rival Captain Amarinder Singh, BJP candidate Arun Jaitley said, "I only talk of issues while Captain Amarinder talks of persons".
The verbal duel between BJP candidate Arun Jaitley and his Congress opponent Capt Amarinder Singh has intensified after a brief pause.
Members of the agrarian community in the border areas under the banner of Kisan Sangharsh Committee have decided to show black flags to the SAD-BJP candidate in villages besides burning the effigies of the SAD-BJP alliance government in the state to protest against “maltreatment” of farmers.
Breaking his silence over regular attacks by the Congress candidate from Gurdaspur Partap Singh Bajwa regarding his domicile, the BJP nominee, Vinod Khanna on Monday claimed that Bajwa should consult the dictionary before calling him a paratrooper.
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president and Congress candidate from Gurdaspur, Partap Singh Bajwa on Monday said chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy CM son Sukhbir Badal were under the delusion of the Narendra Modi wave, which the senior leaders from their alliance partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party, had outrightly denied.
Charging the Congress with “murdering” the democratic traditions of the country, Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Monday also accused it of using Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh as “puppets”.
The police have booked some unidentified people who opened fire at the Congress election office at Majitha Road on Sunday night. Two empty shells have been recovered from the spot.
Referring to Sanjay Baru’s latest book ‘ Th e Accidental Prime Minister’ that portrays PM Mamohan Singh as a helpless leader as against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that it only “confirms what the country ordinarily suspected”.
After remaining unceremoniously buried for 157 years in a well in Ajnala where their bodies were dumped by the British, the Gurudwara Shaheed Gunj Management Committee (GSGMC) on Sunday immersed the mud stained with their blood and some of the remains of martyrs of Kalianwala Khuh in the Ravi river, the spot where around 150 of their injured colleagues of the 26th Native Infantry Regiment died after drowning in 1857.
Mounting a strong offensive against his rivals on Sunday, Punjab Congress chief Parrtap Singh Bajwa, who is seeking re-election from Gurdaspur, said that while his BJP opponent Vinod Khanna was a "paratrooper without a permanent local address" despite having represented this seat thrice earlier, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAM) candidate Sucha Singh Chhotepur was a "rank opportunist who was aspiring to join the Congress till the last".