Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday mounted a strong offensive against the Congress, saying it is a divisive party that always tried to create a divide between Hindus and Sikhs in Punjab. “Congress left no opportunity to divide Hindus and Sikhs in Punjab”, he said.
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This is a unique Lok Sabha constituency as it includes parts of all three regions of Punjab - Majha, Malwa and Doaba. The constituency acquired this distinction after delimitation in 2008. Not only was its name changed from Tarn Taran to Khadoor Sahib but also its limits were so defined that its boundaries crossed the Beas and Sutlej rivers into the Doaba and Malwa regions.
Claiming that the Congress will improve its tally of seats from eight in Punjab, AICC general secretary and Punjab Congress Affairs incharge Shakeel Ahmad on Friday said the Congress decision to field senior leaders had made the SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab panic.
Taking a break from campaigning in urban areas, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Amritsar candidate Arun Jaitley on Friday moved to the villages along the Indo-Pak fence to get first-hand information of the border-area woes. At Dhariwal Udhar village, Jaitley, accompanied by senior Akali leader.
Demanding arrest of a former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) sarpanch and his associates, who allegedly thrashed a block-level officer (BLO) while verifying the voters' list, the activists of the All Punjab Aganwadi Employees' Union on Friday held a dharna in front of the office of the senior superintendent of police (SSP) here.
The All India Congress General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed on Friday blasted the Akali Dal-BJP leadership for what he alleged ‘turning this sensitive border state into a river of drugs affecting the very future of the youth and the region’.
Congress on Friday termed the present Lok Sabha elections as a fight between two "diametrically opposite ideologies".
After Gautam Gambhir's batting for Amritsar BJP candidate Arun Jaitley, former Indian skipper and left-arm spinner Bishen Singh Bedi came here on Friday to play for Congress nominee Captain Amarinder Singh.
Expressing concern over smuggling of drugs from Pakistan, BJP candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley on Friday called for effective measures to contain "narco-terrorism which is a new form of insurgency".
Taking a dig at his BJP rival Arun Jaitley, Congress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh has said that the former has lost confidence in SAD-BJP cadre from Amritsar and started importing BJP and RSS workers from Delhi for his campaign.
In a surprise move, veteran jour nalist Kuldeep Nayar on Thursday threw his weight behind senior BJP leader and party’s Amritsar nominee Arun Jaitley who is pitted in a tough fight against his Congress rival Captain Amarinder Singh.
Hitting back at his BJP rival Arun Jaitley for blaming him for the imposition of property tax in Punjab, Cong ress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that the former should have checked his facts about the matter “before putting his foot in the mouth”.
BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi may not have come to Punjab for the election campaign yet, but with technology at its best, he made a virtual appearance on a stage in the city and addressed a rally through the state-of-the-art 3D hologram.
As they clash for the prestigious Amritsar seat, stalwarts Arun Jaitley of the BJP and Capt Amarinder Singh of the Congress are trying to shed the “outsider” tag not just on the battleground but also through a raging virtual war. With Amritsar boasting of nearly 4.4 lakh active Facebook users, the cyber teams of both the leaders are vying for more likes and comments on the social networking site to beat the poll rival in the cyber war.