Sounds of azadi, azadi (freedom) can be heard reverberating across the Gurdaspur constituency. For Congress candidate and sitting MP, Partap Singh Bajwa, the term azadi implies “freedom from the autocratic rule of the SAD-BJP government in the state”.
The district election officer has issued notices to Congress candidate in the fray from Amritsar Captain Amarinder Singh and SAD-BJP nominee Arun Jaitley for alleged under-reporting of their election expenditures. They have been directed to present themselves at the office for reconciliation of records of the EC’s observers and their claims in this regard on April 26-27.
The plot thickens in the high-stakes poll battle between the BJP and Congress stalwarts in Amritsar. As second-richest candidate in the Lok Sabha elections in Punjab, BJP nominee Arun Jaitley was quick to buy a mansion in Amritsar to shed the “outsider” tag.
The Election Commission has recommended the registration of a case for not maintaining an election expenditure register against Independent candidate Jagdeep Singh, who had wanted to contest on kite symbol.
Reformed dacoit, who once terrorised the ravines of Chambal, Pancham Singh Chauhan, feels hurt at the role of divisive politics in the country today. In Karnal on Wednesday to attend a spiritual function at Prajapitha Brahmakumari Ishwariya Seva Kendra.
Smack addict Dharminder Singh of Baddowal village was 29 when he died in 2013. The best of treatment and rehabilitation failed to save him. “Drugs were just a call away and the suppliers could not be held,” said Manjit Kaur, the mother who is left to grieve.
Running behind schedule by nearly five years, the jeopardised Kundli-Manesar - Palwal (KMP) Expressway project may get a fresh lease of life if Haryana government acts fast in exploring the options, including the termination of concession agreement to get the 136-km project completed.
Taking a dig at his BJP rival Arun Jaitley for comparing him with Humpty Dumpty of 'Alice in Wonderland', Congress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh has ridiculed the former's childish fascination for children's literature and that too at the time of elections. Ex-DGP should have taken action earlier: Jaitley