In a bizarre complaint, the Aam Aadmi Party's Patiala unit has written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) against the chief manager of State Bank of Patiala for defaming AAP convener Arivind Kejriwal on his Facebook account and campaigning for the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
Chairman of the Punjab Congress Transport Cell and renowned transporter Amarinder Singh Libra joined Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) at a rally held at Grain Market here on Tuesday evening.
Ex-mayor Jaspal Pradhan was reportedly attacked by unidentified persons on Tuesday. Though he escaped unhurt, panic gripped in Dharampura bazaar after the incident.
In a setback to Bharat Inder Singh Chahal, former media adviser to Captain Amarinder Singh, a local court has framed charges against him and other family members in a disproportionate assets case registered against him by Punjab vigilance bureau (VB).
Congress candidate from Patiala Preneet Kaur has written to deputy commissioner Priyank Bharti, who is also the district electoral officer, urging him to immediately look into show cause notices served to residents of Dadhera village in Patiala district for vacating shamlat land.
Aam Aadmi Party candidate from this constituency Bhagwant Mann has alleged that workers of the ruling SAD blocked his way.
Following the directions of the chief judicial magistrate, the Sangrur police have booked two DSPs of the Punjab police for registering false a case.
In an attempt to strike a personal chord with electorates, Aam Aadmi party local unit on Monday released its manifesto categorically focussing on the problems of this parliamentary constituency for the upcoming elections.
Aam Aadmi Party convener and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on the last day of his three-day Punjab visit has slammed the BJP-led NDA and Congress-led UPA successive governments at the centre for playing with the sentiments of 1984 Sikh riot victims and their failure to take measures to do justice with them.
While people expect their leaders to present better and progressive agenda for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, candidates of different parties in the Patiala parliamentary constituency are more interested in discussing their opponents’ failures.
Unexpected overnight rainfall coupled with slow lifting of wheat have left farmers' fraternity worried. Even though, the procurement season is running into its 13th day, the government purchase of wheat yield is yet to take off at almost all the grain markets. The district authorities have stipulated 105 purchasing centres across the district.
Candidates in this constituency are staying away from the social media and resorting to personal meetings in order to reach out to rural voters.
Social media websites have been turning out to be one of the important tools in election campaigning here.
The expenditure observer appointed by the ECI has accused the district administration of favouring the ruling SAD- BJP government.
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.