HindustanTimes Wed,16 Apr 2014


Congress' popularity nosediving: Arun Jaitley

BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday claimed that Congress's popularity among the electorate was nosediving despite the massive promotion through advertisements worth hundreds of crores spent from the government coffers.

Stature is at stake in region’s biggest battle

It’s not being called a “clash of titans” for nothing. The two main contestants, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley of the BJP, and former Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh of the Congress, for this prestigious seat are not just familiar faces. They are among the top guns of their parties with enormous experience and standing.

Stop blame game, discuss issues

The advent of the anticorruption movement on India’s political horizon, coupled with intense use of the internet in general and social networking sites in particular, has triggered great political interest amongst the youth, first-time voters especially. But despite their eagerness to vote, these electors are a confused lot in Amritsar as a personality cult at the local as well as the national level has eclipsed real issues.

My priority is to reduce unemployment: Khanna

BJP candidate from Gurdaspur Vinod Khanna on Tuesday said his first priority after becoming MP will be to reduce unemployment and bring industry to the area.

Capt condemns attack on Cong office in Amritsar

Congress candidate from Amritsar, Capt Amarinder Singh has condemned the attack on the party's office in the Amritsar North assembly segment here on Monday and warned against vitiating the peaceful atmosphere.

Capt questions Jaitley's silence on state issues

Former chief minister and Congress candidate from Amritsar, Capt Amarinder Singh, has questioned the silence of his BJP rival Arun Jaitley on some crucial issues concerning Punjab, saying he was trying to evade these deliberately.

I talk of issues, Captain talks of persons: Jaitley

Hitting back at his Congress rival Captain Amarinder Singh, BJP candidate Arun Jaitley said, "I only talk of issues while Captain Amarinder talks of persons".

Jaitley formally moves into his Amritsar house

Amritsar BJP candidate and senior party leader Arun Jaitley formally moved into the new house, which he bought in the city recently, following a 'grih pravesh' ceremony on Tuesday.

My simplicity, originality would help me connect with people: Upasana Singh

As kids, we often wrote essays on what we would do if we became political leaders. Taking a cue, HT asks celebrities to list out their plans, imagining themselves in the shoes of an MP.

Farmers’ panel to show black flags to SAD-BJP candidate

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.

Vinod Khanna hits back at Bajwa over paratrooper remark

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.

No signs of electioneering in slain ASI’s village

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.

Jaitley-Capt verbal duel intensifies

The verbal duel between BJP candidate Arun Jaitley and his Congress opponent Capt Amarinder Singh has intensified after a brief pause.

Firing at Congress poll office, case registered

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.

Cong using PM, Capt as puppets: Majithia

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”.
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