Senior Congress leader and party candidate from Amritsar Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday asked chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to clarify his stand on three crucial and contentious issues in the just released BJP election manifesto.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency Sucha Singh Chhotepur filed his nomination papers in the office of the district electoral officer and deputy commissioner Abhinav Trikha here on Monday.
BJP candidate Arun Jaitley, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, Simranjit Singh Mann of SAD (Amritsar) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Sucha Singh Chhotepur were among 20 candidates who filed their nomination papers for the three border constituencies of Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Khadoor Sahib on Monday, the fourth day of filing nominations for the April 30 Lok Sabha polls.
Terming the BJP-TDP alliance in Andhra Pradesh as 'formidable to opponents in Seemandhra and Telangana', senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Monday said that this alliance is definitely capable of "sending a large contingent of MPs" for the NDA
Former Punjab chief minister and Congress candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Capt Amarinder Singh was shown black flags while he was on way to address a rally in Majitha constituency on Sunday.
Senior Congress leader and former deputy speaker Bir Devinder Singh on Sunday asked revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia to better learn about Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh and his contribution towards the nation before making any comments.
Morning walkers at Company Gardens greeted Cong ress candidate f rom Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh, who was having a walk there on Sunday morning.They wished him good luck for his election, while assuring him of their support.
Even as police are yet to find a lead in the Rs 9.35 lakh robbery from an ATM chest of Punjab National Bank at Aliwal village around 20 days back, unidentified miscreants made an attempt to break open two ATMs of PNB and State Bank of India at Qadian road here late on Saturday night.
Since only few weeks are left when canvassing for the April 30 elections will be called off, candidates for Gurdaspur parliamentary seat find it difficult to cover nearly 2,610 square kilometer expanse of the constituency.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbadhik Committee (SGPC) has resented the deletion of 385 names from the list of pilgrims sent to the Pakistan high commission and the union home ministry for issuance of visas for pilgrimage to gurdwaras in Pakistan on the occasion of Baisakhi.
Five candidates filed their nomination papers for three border constituencies — Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Khadoor Sahib — on Saturday, the third day of filing nomination papers for the April 30 polls. While three nominations were received for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, two were received for the Khadoor Sahib constituency.
The war of words between the two contestants for the Amritsar Parliamentary seat seems unlikely to end, as both Captain Amarinder Singh (Congress) and Arun Jaitley (BJP) are not letting go of any opportunity to take a dig at each other.
Targeting Congress leaders for being in fray due to compulsion, Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday said one after the other Congress leaders were refusing to contest the election and many were leaving the party even after they had been “forcibly” given the tickets.
The Shiromani Akali Dal ( SAD) on Friday asked Congress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh to “categorically state his revised opinion of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her armed assault on the Golden Temple in June 1984”.
The Amritsar district administration seems to be leaving no stone unturned to make people aware about the importance of the right to vote, while urging them must exercise their franchise in ethical manner.