All arrangements have been made for counting of votes Tuesday for 117 assembly seats in Punjab, Election Commission officials said Monday evening.
This is a high-profile triangular contest featuring blood relations. While Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and People's Party of Punjab nominee Gurdas Singh Badal are brothers, the Congress has fielded their cousin, Mahesh Inder Singh Badal.
The Jalandhar Cantonment assembly segment, once represented by former chief minister Beant Singh, was earlier a Congress stronghold. Rajeev Bhaskar
All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday failed to land at Moga to address a political rally in favour of the congress candidates contesting from the Malwa region hence leaving a large number of party supporters disappointed who came from far flung areas to have a glimpse of her and to listen her speech.
Lambasting the SAD-BJP government for pushing Punjab backward during its five years tenure, the Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday exhorted the people to oust ‘opportunist’ and ‘inefficient’ alliance from the power.
The newly-carved SAS Nagar constituency is set to witness a high-profile contest involving SAD’s Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, former deputy speaker and PPP candidate Bir Devinder Singh and Congress MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu. Who will win is anybody’s guess.
Withdraw from contest or face expulsion, warns Amarinder; Khanna rebel Bhalinder shown the door. Anshu Seth
Accusing the SAD-BJP government in Punjab of misrule, corruption and financial irregularities, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said on central funds running into hundreds of crores given to the state were not appropriately utilised.
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?
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.
As many as 73 candidates who recontested the Punjab Assembly election, 42 make it to the 14th Vidhan Sabha.
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.