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Prakash Singh Badal faces toughest political test

All arrangements have been made for counting of votes Tuesday for 117 assembly seats in Punjab, Election Commission officials said Monday evening.



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Big Fight

It all boils down to political will

Punjab has been lagging, but it will slip further if the political class fails to set a positive agenda for the state. Political parties can continue to differ on ideologies and indulge in mudslinging if they wish to, but they should at least evolve a consensus on major issues in the larger interest of the state otherwise the coming generations will never forgive them.

Punjab Tadka

  • ‘Vote for an MLA, get an MP free’

    If Sidhu is here, ‘Sidhuisms’ can’t be far behind. Appealing to residents of the Amritsar (East) constituency to vote for his wife in the January 30 assembly polls, BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu puts it like only he can: “Is nu jita deyo, te vekho pher MLA de naal MP free (Make her win and you will get an MP free with an MLA).” Aseem Bassi reports.
  • Navjot Sidhu rides a cycle to file nomination

    A Land Cruiser, two BMW's, a Toyota Fortuner, a Toyota Corolla and an Ambassador -- the list of cars that BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu owns. But, he preferred to ride a cycle to file his nomination papers .

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