Punjab Pardesh Congress spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Monday alleged that it was sheer money power of the Janata Land Promoters Limited (JLPL) that got Kulwant Singh SAD ticket from the Fatehgarh Sahib constituency. He said in 2006, Parkash Singh Badal had demanded a CBI probe against Kulwant Singh.
With the Patiala royal, former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, fighting his own poll battle in Amritsar, his wife, Preneet Kaur, is striving to hold the fort in Patiala, a seat she has represented in the Lok Sabha for the past three terms.
Aam Aadmi Party candidate from this constituency Bhagwant Mann has alleged that workers of the ruling SAD blocked his way.
In an attempt to strike a personal chord with electorates, Aam Aadmi party local unit on Monday released its manifesto categorically focussing on the problems of this parliamentary constituency for the upcoming elections.
Following the directions of the chief judicial magistrate, the Sangrur police have booked two DSPs of the Punjab police for registering false a case.
While people expect their leaders to present better and progressive agenda for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, candidates of different parties in the Patiala parliamentary constituency are more interested in discussing their opponents’ failures.
Aam Aadmi Party convener and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on the last day of his three-day Punjab visit has slammed the BJP-led NDA and Congress-led UPA successive governments at the centre for playing with the sentiments of 1984 Sikh riot victims and their failure to take measures to do justice with them.
Candidates in this constituency are staying away from the social media and resorting to personal meetings in order to reach out to rural voters.
Unexpected overnight rainfall coupled with slow lifting of wheat have left farmers' fraternity worried. Even though, the procurement season is running into its 13th day, the government purchase of wheat yield is yet to take off at almost all the grain markets. The district authorities have stipulated 105 purchasing centres across the district.
On the last day of his Punjab tour on Sunday, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal said there was no trace of Modi wave in the country and appealed to the people to bring an end to the era of "corruption and VIP culture" of UPA and NDA governments.
With two candidates withdrawing their nomination papers on Saturday, a total of 21 candidates have been left in the fray from the parliamentary constituency here.
The expenditure observer appointed by the ECI has accused the district administration of favouring the ruling SAD- BJP government.
Social media websites have been turning out to be one of the important tools in election campaigning here.
Expenditure observer Mahesh Yadav has recently submitted a report to the Election Commission (ECI) mentioning that guidelines laid down by the ECI were being flouted by political parties in Fatehgarh Sahib and the local administration had failed to keep an eye on candidates’ expenditure.
The district returning officer Arun Sekhri on Friday issued a show cause notice to the Congress and to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for paid news being published in various vernacular dailies. The officer asked the parties to submit their reply within 48 hours.