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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Bathinda

AAP leaves Jasraj Jassi to fend for himself

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from here singer-actor Jasraj Singh Jassi seems to be ploughing a lonely furrow as no important party leader has so far come to campaign for him.

Sukhbir hits back at Rahul for 'toffee model' remark

Reacting to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's remarks describing Gujarat model as a toffee model, Punjab deputy chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal, on Tuesday, said that Rahul Gandhi was a 'candy kid', who saw toffees, candies and chocolates in everything.

Cong to pay for Manpreet; Modi to rally for Harsimrat

The Congress will assist party candidate Manpreet Singh Badal by funding his poll campaign in cash, while the BJP is out to help SAD candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal in kind by arranging a rally in her favour to be addressed by the party’s star campaigner prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the city likely on April 24. The SAD will bear the entire cost of the BJP rally.

Harsimrat terms allegations baseless

Reacting to the allegations levelled by spokesperson of PPCC Sukhpal Singh Khaira, Bathinda MP and SAD candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal has asked him to take over the Rs 10,000 crore property he has alleged she owned and spend half of that property on charitable works on her behalf.

Development works in Kotkapura stalled as govt fails to release required Rs 3.4 crore

The Rs 3.40-crore project covering various development works in Kotkapura allegedly failed to take off even after the tendering process of some of them was completed in February because the state government allegedly failed to release any funds for these works before the model code of conduct came into force.

SAD relations with INLD older than NDA: Sukhbir

Amid the controversy over Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) chief Kuldeep Bishnoi demanding SAD's expulsion from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over its relations with Indian National Lok Dal (INDL) in Haryana, deputy chief minister and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal termed the relations between the two parties older than the formation of NDA.

Candidates told to include paid-news in poll expenses

Tightening the noose around candidates over poll expenses, the Election Commission has directed them to maintain an expenditure register on a regular basis.

Sarpanch cries foul over withholding of project fund cheques

The Akali sarpanch of the Dhulkot village Surjit Singh has lodged a complaint with the deputy commissioner alleging that the cheques worth Rs 12 lakh, granted by Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal during his Sangat Darshan programme during January, have been in the possession of SAD halqa in-charge, Gidderbaha, Hardeep Singh Dimpy.

Development works in Kotkapura stalled as govt fails to release required Rs 3.4 crore

The Rs 3.40-crore project covering various development works in Kotkapura allegedly failed to take off even after the tendering process of some of them was completed in February because the state government allegedly failed to release any funds for these works before the model code of conduct came into force.

Khet Majdoor Union activists show black flags to SAD leaders

Activists of the Punjab Khet Majdoor Union ( PKMU) greeted the Akali leaders, including SAD candidate from here Paramjit Kaur Gulshan, with black flags in Nangal village on Saturday evening when they visited the village to seek votes.

Kejriwal roadshow lasts 2 minutes in Barnala

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal's roadshow in support of its satirist-turned-politician candidate Bhagwant Mann in Barnala created a lot of chaos on Sunday. He reached here two hours behind the scheduled time of 1.30 pm. Braving the sweltering heat, people waited for him patiently.

Man held in murder case

The district police have arrested one person in connection with the murder of a shop owner in Maluka village near here on April 7 night.

Sukhbir & Manpreet attend Jain Samaj congregation

Deputy chief minister and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and his estranged cousin and former state finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, were together at a religious congregation here held by the eleventh Acharya of Terapanth Dharma Sangha - Acharya Shri Mahashraman.

Bhullars protest, block entry of Harsimrat, others to village

The blockade of all the entrances to Kotra Kaura village near here by the villagers, mainly members of the Bhullar community, led to the cancellation of the scheduled visit to the village of sitting Bathinda MP and SAD candidate for the Lok Sabha constituency Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday.

Relief for both Congress, SAD as Danny, Sheetal withdraw papers

Both Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) heaved a sigh of relief after Sukhwinder Singh Danny, general secretary of the Punjab Youth Congress (PYC), and Sheetal Singh, a three-time former MLA of the SAD from Dharamkot (reserved), on Saturday, withdrew their nomination papers filed as independents for the parliamentary seat from here.
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