With two candidates withdrawing their nomination papers on Saturday, a total of 21 candidates have been left in the fray from the parliamentary constituency here.
With all prime hoarding locations in the city sold out to the state’s ruling family for the Lok Sabha campaign of Harsimrat Kaur Badal, there is hardly a prominent site left for the Election Commission (EC) to put up its voter-awareness banners.
Both ruling SAD-BJP candidate Paramjit Kaur Gulshan and Congress nominee Joginder Singh Panjgrain from the parliamentary constituency here have intensified their campaign in all the assembly segments of the constituency, but both are facing resistance in the constituency.
The counter-intelligence wing of the Punjab police, on Friday, claimed to have busted an international drug trafficking racket by arresting three drug peddlers and recovering 3-kg heroin from them.
Sukhwinder Singh Danny, a Youth Congress leader, who is in the poll fray as an independent from here, has said that he was a loyal Congress worker and would withdraw his nomination if the party asked him to do so.
Lashing out at the senior Congress leadership and the UPA government, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, on Thursday, said that the Congress was like a sinking ship with every leader and worker in it trying to escape to a safer destination.
The Border Security Force claimed to have found 2-kg heroin worth Rs 10 crore in the international market and three Pakistani sim cards in the J R Hithar border outpost area of the sector on Thursday morning.
MP and SAD candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal has asked Congress-PPP candidate Manpreet Singh Badal to tell the people about the issues he stood for.
In a rare ruling, a local court on Thursday announced the sentence of seven years to three accused in an abetment to suicide case despite key witnesses turning hostile.
The Congress presented a united show as party nominee from Ferozepur parliamentary seat Sunil Jakhar filed his nomination papers on Wednesday. The entire senior leadership accompanied him during a road show organised on the occasion, but former MP Jagmeet Singh Brar who had unsuccessfully contested as party nominee thrice from Ferozepur was conspicuous by his absence.
Ahead of the parliamentary elections, the officials of the district administration in association with the excise and taxation department, on Tuesday started raiding liquor vends to check the misuse of old stock.
Annoyed over opening of a liquor shop near girls’ school in the village, hundreds of residents of Rauke Kalan under Nihal Singh Wala subdivision, 42 km from district headquarters, locked a newlyopened liquor shop and held a protest against the contractor concerned on Tuesday.
Jasraj Singh Longia aks Jassi Jasraj, a singer who is Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Bathinda Lok Sabha constituency, is yet to have a covering candidate even as April 9 is the last date for filing of nomination papers.
Sensing that opposition against SAD Ferozepur nominee Sher Singh Ghubaya within the ruling alliance is apparently increasing, party president and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal “pulled up” all sitting and former MLAs, besides halqa in-charges and senior BJP leaders on Monday.
Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who will be on a three-day visit of Punjab from April 11, will take out a road show from Malerkotla at noon on April 13, the last day of his visit.