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.
High drama was witnessed at the local Shiv Jyoti Public School on Monday when students' parents, who have been protesting for the last 10 days, held a meeting with the school management on three key issues.
As security becomes a prime concern in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, the Government Railway Police and Railway Protection Force (RPF) officials have turned a blind eye towards the safety of passengers at the city railway station.
Famous singer-actor Gurdas Maan feels that the Punjabi film industry lacks quality scripts and better infrastructure to compete with other regional and Bollywood films.
With the wheat procurement season having officially started on April 1 along the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, the delay in harvesting of the crop due to frequent spells of rain and cold wave may affect voting turnout in the rural pockets of Jalandhar parliamentary constituency.
Taking a dig at Congress candidate Santokh Chaudhary, former minister and BJP MLA from Jalandhar Central Manoranja Kalia on Thursday said the Chaudhary family performed worse than the outsiders even as they lived in the city.
The district election officer has issued a notice against the Shiromani Akali Dal in connection with the remarks made by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal seeking funds for the poll campaign of SAD-BJP candidate from Jalandhar segment Pawan Kumar Tinu during a meeting with industrialists here.
Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday defended the candidature of independent candidate Manpreet Singh from the high- stake Bathinda parliamentary segment where Badal’s daughter-in-law Harsimrat Kaur and People’s Party of Punjab chief Manpreet Badal are in the poll fray.
The SAD-BJP combine- ruled Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) is banking on the installation of new tubewells to play it as development card to garner votes in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
As many as 25,924 cases were settled at a mega lok adalat organised by the district legal services authority in Jalandhar, Nakodar and Phillaur on Saturday.
Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday addressed three rallies in favour of BJP candidate from the Hoshiarpur parliamentary constituency Vijay Sampla in Hoshiarpur, Dasuya and Mukerian assembly segments.
After two candidates withdrew their names on the last day of taking nominations back from the Jalandhar parliamentary segment (reserve), now 24 candidates are in the fray of which nine belong to the Balmiki community which has a sizeable presence in the constituency.
About 7,000 members of the Unaided Staff (Aided-School) Union, Punjab, warned the state government that they will not cast their vote if their demands were not fulfilled.
Renowned singer-actor Gurdas Maan said his upcoming Punjabi film 'Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar' is a family entertainer.