Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa on Thursday proposed that the Kartarpur Sahib shrine situated across the Ravi in Pakistan, opposite Dera Baba Nanak of Gurdaspur district, should be exchanged with an Indian territory.
With the prestige of one of its top leaders at stake in Amritsar, the BJP is leaving nothing to chance. While its women and youth cells are campaigning from door to door, the party is running a hi-tech campaign by creating a database of over 12 lakh voters out of over 14 lakh and calling them randomly to vote for change.
“For four months, I have not got any pension. The gover nment employees have not received their salaries. The arrears of dearness allowance have not been paid. When women protest, the police pull them by the hair and drag them,” says Karnail Singh, a retired teacher of a government school.
In the wake of visits of film stars and cricketers in the city to campaign for various candidates, district election officer (DEO) Ravi Bhagat has issued notices to Arun Jaitley (BJP), Capt Amarinder Singh ( Cong) a nd Dr Dalj i t Si ngh (AAP), asking them to disclose details of the kind of visits these celebrities had made and the expenses incurred on their visits.
Locked in a tough battle against Congress rival Captain Amarinder Singh , Bharatiya Janata Party candidate for this Lok Sabha seat, Arun Jaitley, hopes the Friday rally of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will tilt the scales in his favour.
In the wake of visits of film stars and cricketers in the city to campaign for various candidates, district election officer (DEO) Ravi Bhagat has issued notices to Arun Jaitley (BJP), Capt Amarinder Singh (Cong) and Dr Daljit Singh (AAP), asking them to disclose details of the kind of visits these celebrities had made and the expenses incurred on their visits.
On the eve of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally, police recovered a revolver, a double-barrel gun and some cartridges from a house near the venue of the rally here.
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel recovered 10 kg heroin following a shootout with smugglers from Pakistan in the Amritsar sector, BSF officials said Thursday.
Actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna, BJP candidate from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency, today accused the Congress-led UPA government of meting out "step-motherly" treatment to Punjab.
Ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab, Congress leader Amarinder Singh today wrote an open letter to him asking about steps taken by his government to stop eviction of Punjabi farmers from Gujarat's Kutch region.
As Priyanka Gandhi raked up the 'snoopgate' issue against Narendra Modi, BJP today hit back saying her remarks suggesting there should be no personal attacks meant that Gandhis are entitled to "stoop to any level" but others cannot target them.
The district election officer has issued notices to Congress candidate in the fray from Amritsar Captain Amarinder Singh and SAD-BJP nominee Arun Jaitley for alleged under-reporting of their election expenditures. They have been directed to present themselves at the office for reconciliation of records of the EC’s observers and their claims in this regard on April 26-27.
Sounds of azadi, azadi (freedom) can be heard reverberating across the Gurdaspur constituency. For Congress candidate and sitting MP, Partap Singh Bajwa, the term azadi implies “freedom from the autocratic rule of the SAD-BJP government in the state”.
The plot thickens in the high-stakes poll battle between the BJP and Congress stalwarts in Amritsar. As second-richest candidate in the Lok Sabha elections in Punjab, BJP nominee Arun Jaitley was quick to buy a mansion in Amritsar to shed the “outsider” tag.
Targeting the Congress candidate from Amritsar Captain Amarinder Singh for his alleged clean chit to Jagdish Tytler over 1984 riots, hundreds of riot victim families from Delhi and Ludhiana staged a vociferous protest near his election office here on Wednesday.