Members of the agrarian community in the border areas under the banner of Kisan Sangharsh Committee have decided to show black flags to the SAD-BJP candidate in villages besides burning the effigies of the SAD-BJP alliance government in the state to protest against “maltreatment” of farmers.
Breaking his silence over regular attacks by the Congress candidate from Gurdaspur Partap Singh Bajwa regarding his domicile, the BJP nominee, Vinod Khanna on Monday claimed that Bajwa should consult the dictionary before calling him a paratrooper.
The elderly man sitting in the shade outside the front entrance of a house is engrossed in some deep thought and does not respond to the ‘Sat Shri Akal’ of a youth passing-by. It is only when someone goes and stands before him that he puts his one hand to a walking stick lying close-by and then looks in the direction of the visitor.
The verbal duel between BJP candidate Arun Jaitley and his Congress opponent Capt Amarinder Singh has intensified after a brief pause.
The police have booked some unidentified people who opened fire at the Congress election office at Majitha Road on Sunday night. Two empty shells have been recovered from the spot.
Charging the Congress with “murdering” the democratic traditions of the country, Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Monday also accused it of using Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh as “puppets”.
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president and Congress candidate from Gurdaspur, Partap Singh Bajwa on Monday said chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy CM son Sukhbir Badal were under the delusion of the Narendra Modi wave, which the senior leaders from their alliance partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party, had outrightly denied.
Congress Amritsar candidate Capt Amarinder Singh filed a formal complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday seeking inclusion of the cost of the house purchased by BJP candidate Arun Jaitely, as election expense on the grounds that it is aimed at garnering support from the people, who consider him an outsider.
A large number of devotees on Monday thronged the gurdwaras across the state, including the Golden Temple here, to mark Baisakhi festival, which was celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm.
BJP candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency, Arun Jaitley on Monday took a swipe at the Congress party saying it is merely a crowd around a (Gandhi) family and it should be made a more structured party.
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Referring to Sanjay Baru’s latest book ‘ Th e Accidental Prime Minister’ that portrays PM Mamohan Singh as a helpless leader as against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that it only “confirms what the country ordinarily suspected”.
After remaining unceremoniously buried for 157 years in a well in Ajnala where their bodies were dumped by the British, the Gurudwara Shaheed Gunj Management Committee (GSGMC) on Sunday immersed the mud stained with their blood and some of the remains of martyrs of Kalianwala Khuh in the Ravi river, the spot where around 150 of their injured colleagues of the 26th Native Infantry Regiment died after drowning in 1857.
Stressing that he would not indulge in the ‘ tu- tu, mein mein’ politics of his Congress rival Captain Amarinder Singh and focus on a positive agenda instead, BJP candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley, who now possesses a house in the city, took a jibe at his opponent.