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Thursday, May 23, 2019
Navneet Sharma

Navneet Sharma

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A senior assistant editor, Navneet Sharma leads the Punjab bureau for Hindustan Times. He writes on politics, public affairs, civil services and the energy sector.

articles by Navneet Sharma (392 results)
May 19, 2019 03:17
Punjab, Himachal vote today, 59 seats up for grabs in 7 states and one UT; big mid-term test for Amarinder govt, stakes equally high for SAD-BJP alliance. read more
May 18, 2019 14:01
The Congress is hoping to continue its winning streak in a multi-cornered fight, but has been weighed down by internal squabbles and anti-incumbency. read more
May 09, 2019 14:23
Shiromani Akali Dal, which has fielded Union minister Harsimrat Kaur from the Bathinda Lok Sabha seat, has an enviable electoral record in the segment. The party has won five out of six times in past two-and-a-half decades, and few party leaders see... read more
Apr 30, 2019 04:20
Though the BSP has done abysmally in recent polls, Sodhi feels he has a good chance of winning his seat. “Being a sportsperson, I am running my campaign with total discipline and planning,” he said. read more
Apr 29, 2019 15:01
Sukhpal Singh Khaira, a two-time MLA from Bholath, formed the Punjab Democratic Alliance after quitting the AAP in January this year. He is contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Bathinda seat. read more
Apr 23, 2019 09:50
Punjab Ekta Party (PEP) president Sukhpal Singh Khaira is in a make-or-break fight. The two-time Bholath MLA, who quit AAP in January this year to set up his separate outfit, is leading a six-party alliance he stitched together. read more
Apr 21, 2019 22:36
Only one woman on party’s list of 13 candidates in the state, AAP and other parties have done better read more
Apr 19, 2019 14:27
The AAP rebels, sitting Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi, former legislature party leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira, MLA Baldev Singh and singer-turned-politician Jassi Jasraj, are contesting from Patiala, Bathinda, Faridkot and Sangrur seats, respectivel... read more
Apr 16, 2019 13:06
The Congress and the SAD, the two traditional rivals in Punjab, who dominated the state politics for decades, have fallen back on losers of the 2017 state assembly elections for key Lok Sabha seats in the May19 slugfest in the state. read more
Apr 05, 2019 14:44
The Aam Aadmi Party, which won four seats with 25% of the total votes polled in Punjab in the 2014 parliamentary polls, has not declared its candidates for Bathinda, Patiala, Khadoor Sahib, Ferozepur and Ludhiana seats so far read more
Mar 25, 2019 07:04
Pushed on the back foot over allegations of mishandling of religious protests, the SAD-BJP is banking on nationalism while the Congress aims to take advantage of dissidence in National Democratic Alliance camp read more
Mar 23, 2019 07:29
Spoliers Galore: BJP banks on PM Modi’s governance record and nationalism to trump the Congress and the INLD, both beleaguered by infighting and dissent in their ranks. read more
Mar 14, 2019 07:33
Always the straight talker, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is dismissive of the BJP’s poll narrative pegged to national security and nationalism after the Balakot strikes “This card will not work. read more
Mar 08, 2019 16:21
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Bhagwant Singh Mann, AAP’s Sangrur MP, continues to be its most popular face in Punjab and heads the state unit, but the real challenges lie ahead of him – the most formidable being to lead a divided party and retain his seat... read more
Feb 18, 2019 23:41
Presenting the third budget of the Capt Amarinder Singh-led government, finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal expanded the farm loan waiver scheme to bring landless farm labourers and suicide-hit farmer families under its ambit. read more