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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Patiala

AAP complains to EC against banker for posting vulgar comments

In a bizarre complaint, the Aam Aadmi Party's Patiala unit has written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) against the chief manager of State Bank of Patiala for defaming AAP convener Arivind Kejriwal on his Facebook account and campaigning for the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Preneet alleges violation of high court order

Congress candidate from Patiala Preneet Kaur has written to deputy commissioner Priyank Bharti, who is also the district electoral officer, urging him to immediately look into show cause notices served to residents of Dadhera village in Patiala district for vacating shamlat land.

Money power got Kulwant SAD ticket: Khaira

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.

Three-time Congress MP Preneet faces former aide

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.

Bhagwant Mann 'warned against slamming SAD candidate'

Aam Aadmi Party candidate from this constituency Bhagwant Mann has alleged that workers of the ruling SAD blocked his way.

AAP manifesto focus on local issues

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.

2 DSPs booked for registering false case

Following the directions of the chief judicial magistrate, the Sangrur police have booked two DSPs of the Punjab police for registering false a case.

Candidates target opponents’ failure

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.

Cong, BJP failed to ensure justice for Sikh riot victims: Kejriwal

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.

No techno-savvy campaign in Fatehgarh Sahib

Candidates in this constituency are staying away from the social media and resorting to personal meetings in order to reach out to rural voters.

Farmers block traffic on Patiala-Sanaur road

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.

No trace of Modi wave in country, says Kejriwal

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.

21 left in fray for Sangrur Lok Sabha seat

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.

Admn favouring ruling party, says expenditure observer

The expenditure observer appointed by the ECI has accused the district administration of favouring the ruling SAD- BJP government.

Deepinder Dhillon, Preneet Kaur focus on social media campaigning

Social media websites have been turning out to be one of the important tools in election campaigning here.
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