Faced with allegations of indiscipline among Samajwadi Party workers, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has decided to check misuse of the party flag by chalking out a model code for the party.
The Akali-BJP government has found the hope in Parminder Singh Dhindsa as the Punjab finance minister to take the state out of the severe financial crisis.
Notwithstanding the bitter political wrangling between them during the high-octane poll process in Punjab, SAD patron Parkash Singh Badal has decided to invite his political rival Congress' Amarinder Singh for his swearing-in as chief minister for the fifth term.
Many officials, who had shifted loyalties anticipating Captain Amarinder Singh to form the next government in Punjab, are now unable to conceal their embarrassment.
Only two of the total six candidates selected by the Congress on the strong recommendation of AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi could post a victory while two lost by narrow margins in the Punjab assembly polls. Manpreet Randhawa
Bucking anti-incumbency and defying most poll predictions, the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance romped back to power in Punjab, routing the Congress in the 2012 assembly elections.
Tuesdays' stunning defeat of the Congress may well mark the beginning of the end of an otherwise long and colourful political innings of Captain Amarinder Singh, the scion of the erstwhile Patiala royals.
The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, which in alliance with the BJP notched up a historic win in the Punjab Assembly election, today thanked the people for reimposing their faith in the combine.
"Don't do as badly as in the 2002 elections (three seats). Just reach double figures," was what the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) wanted from its alliance partner, the BJP. The latter did its job by winning 12.
Into the fourth year of his government's rule, Sukhbir Singh Badal led busloads of journalists and Akali-BJP MLAs to the site of an upcoming R19,000-crore oil refinery in Bathinda's back of the beyond.
The Bathinda-Lambi road turned into a sea of red-beacon vehicles moving towards the Badal village on Tuesday.
Amid reports that some Samajwadi Party supporters clashed with mediapersons in Jhansi of Uttar Pradesh and were held hostage in a room by the mob collected there, Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi today said the journalists were "absolutely safe".
Only two of the total six candidates selected by the congress on the strong recommendation of AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi, could post a victory while two lost by narrow margins in the Punjab assembly polls.
Pargat Singh, the hockey legend who led the country in two Olympics (1992 and 1996) and is remembered for his brilliant solo goal in the 1985 Champions Trophy, will be seen rubbing shoulders with the stalwarts of the state’s political scene in the 14th Punjab assembly.
Parkash Singh Badal spent the day touring villages, listening to hymns. HT reports.