The mud-slinging by warring factions in Punjab over the party’s stunning defeat in the assembly elections has reached the courts of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi reports.
Akali stalwart Parkash Singh Badal will be sworn in as Punjab chief minister on March 14 for a record fifth time with Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) electing him as its Legislature party leader unanimously today, ending all speculation over the leadership issue.
Fresh from its historic victory in the assembly elections in Punjab, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal has called a meeting of its legislators in Chandigarh later on Thursday to elect the legislative party leader, who will be the next chief minister of the state.
In 2009, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal decided to hold a party conclave at a five-star hotel in Shimla. He reportedly wanted all party MPs and MLAs to first enjoy the scenic beauty of the hill station before brainstorming on how to galvanise the party.
As many as 73 candidates who recontested the Punjab Assembly election, 42 make it to the 14th Vidhan Sabha.
Shiromani Akali Dal created history today to become the first party ever to retain power in Punjab bucking the anti-incumbency factor with Parkash Singh Badal, the grand old man of the state politics, and his son Sukhbir Singh leading the charge. From goals to polls, Pargat can’t stop scoring
With SAD-BJP alliance retaining power in Punjab, Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal has called a meeting of the party's newly-elected legislators on March 8.
The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, which in alliance with the BJP notched up a historic win in the Punjab assembly election, on Tuesday thanked the people for reimposing their faith in the combine.
All arrangements have been made for counting of votes Tuesday for 117 assembly seats in Punjab, Election Commission officials said Monday evening.
BJP President Nitin Gadkari says the Assembly elections in five states were a semi-final ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
A record turnout in the Punjab assembly elections has sent the political contenders for power into a tizzy over the possible scenarios that could unfold on the day of counting on March 6.
Some vote for change, others for cash; high-profile seats like Gidderbaha, Lambi attract electorate.
Around 30% of around 1.76 crore voters exercised their franchise till noon in the elections to 117-seat Punjab Assembly today which would seal the fate of 1078 candidates including chief ministerial aspirants Parkash Singh Badal and Amarinder Singh.
With the exit polls giving a slight edge to the Congress, will Punjab stick to the pattern since 1972 — of seeing the ruling party being told by voters to take a break?