The election campaign of Congress candidate from Jalandhar parliamentary segment Chaudhary Santokh Singh received a major setback after his New Zealand-based brother announced to campaign for SAD candidate Pawan Kumar Tinu late Wednesday in the presence of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal.
Congress in Punjab today attacked BJP's Gurdaspur Lok Sabha candidate Vinod Khanna saying the actor was far removed from reality and lacked vision.
Punjab deputy chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Wednesday promised to solve the problems confronting truck operators. Speaking at a rally organised by the All Punjab Truck Operators Union, Sukhbir said truck operators are the most exploited section of society.
With 18,094 proclaimed offenders (PO) in Punjab roaming free, ensuring peaceful and fair elections to 13 parliamentary seats has become a challenge for the state government and police. The state election commission has been regularly getting report from the director general of police.
Punjab’s most literate district with the highest sex ratio, Hoshiarpur still carries the tag of backwardness — a pointer to the apathy of successive state governments as well as the indifference of local parliamentarians.
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After the SAD-BJP campaign in the Jalandhar parliamentary segment gathered momentum with chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy Sukhbir Badal addressing a series of rallies in favour of the alliance’s candidate Pawan Kumar Tinu, the campaign of his Congress rival Santokh Chaudhary is apparently lagging far behind.
The Vajra Corps on Tuesday celebrated the 100th birthday of veteran soldier Kashmira Singh at his residence in Model Town. The wheelchair-bound veteran was greeted by a team of Vajra Corps led by General Officer Commanding (GOC)Lt Gen Ashwini Kumar Bakshi.
In an embarrassment for Punjab jails minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur, he was forced to flee from a village in Kartarpur assembly segment represented by him after facing people’s ire over “remaining absent” from the constituency.
The district administration has served notices on Congress candidate from Jalandhar (reserve) parliamentary seat Santokh Chaudhary and SAD-BJP nominee Pawan Kumar Tinu for paid news published in various vernacular newspapers.
Broken roads, the rotten education system, pollution, overall corruption and the security of people were key concerns of Jalandhar’s young voters, gathered as part of a Hindustan Times discussion held on Saturday. Riots were not an issue — “No riots happened in Punjab as such,” said some participants — yet the thrust remained on the national leaders rather than the actual candidates.
Deputy commissioner Aninidita Mitra has suspended a patwari for tampering with the revenue records of 40 acres of government land at Saidpur Kalan village of the district.
District election officers in Punjab will circulate appeal letters among city voters not to treat April 30, the voting day, as a holiday and step out of their homes to cast their votes in a large number.
The Shiromani Akali Dal in its reply to a notice by the district election officer has said the chief minister’s remarks seeking funds for the election campaign of SAD-BJP candidate from Jalandhar segment Pawan Kumar Tinu during a meeting with industrialists were in a “lighter vein”.
With a view to giving a momentum to the hitherto sluggish election campaign of Bahujan Samaj Party candidates in the state, party supremo Mayawati on Wednesday will hold her first and only rally in Nawanshahr, a major district in Doaba belt with a sizeable Dalit population.