Aam Aadmi Party will do a Delhi in Punjab: AAP leader Sanjay Singh
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will get a Delhi-like mammoth mandate in the next assembly elections in Punjab, party's state observer Sanjay Singh said at a rally on Saturday here on the conclusion of the 'Beimaan Bhajao, Punjab Bachao' Yatra against corruption.
He said that the campaign that had started from Amritsar on May 15 had received a huge support from the masses in the state, which he said was "a clear sign that that the AAP will win majority of the seats in the 2017 assembly elections". "Sand, land, and drug mafia rule the state with patronage of the ruling-party leaders," Sanjay Singh alleged. AAP state convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur said it was "jungle raj".
He also said that the state executive of the party, besides its youth, student, and women's wings, would be formed in another four months. The party, he said, planned to contest all 117 assembly seats, and would name its candidates six months before the elections.
AAP's Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann; Delhi parliamentary secretary Alka Lamba; leader Jassi Jasraj; and Rupnagar district in-charge Gurmail Singh Bara also spoke on the occasion. They also addressed a public meeting at Rupnagar.
Meanwhile, former Congress legislator Rana KP Singh termed the AAP event at Anandpur Sahib "a flop show". "Most of the people in the gathering were outsiders, a sign that the APP has no future in the state," he said.
Even though Mohali district rose by two spots from last year's ranking in the PSEB Class 10 exams, its pass percentage dropped from 99.91% to 99%. Last year, Mohali was placed 17th among the 23 districts. This year, it improved its standing to 15th, with Gurdaspur district bagging the top spot. As many as 9,401 students from 109 Mohali schools appeared in the exams and 9,307 passed.
A 32-year-old doctor allegedly ended his life by injecting himself with a paralytic drug used in anaesthesia at his rented accommodation in Phase 2 on Monday night. The doctor, who hailed from Rupnagar, was living alone in the rented house for the last three months and worked at a private hospital in Sector 34, Chandigarh. The autopsy will be conducted at the Phase-6 civil hospital on Wednesday.
A local court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Kalyani Singh, an accused in the murder of national-level shooter and lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh, alias Sippy Sidhu. Lodged in Model Jail, Sector 51, since June 21, Kalyani, 36, was produced in court via video conferencing. On Monday, she had applied for bail before a local court. Her plea will be taken up for hearing on July 8.
The UT administration's decision to appoint 33 medical officers (MOs) on deputation from Punjab, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh, and none from Haryana has not gone down well with the Haryana government. Highlighting its displeasure through a letter, the Haryana government has urged the UT administration to maintain the 60:40 ratio between Punjab and Haryana while filling up the vacant posts of MOs and dental surgeons. Till then, Haryana had not sent any panel of doctors.
In a major decision, the Panjab University senate on Tuesday approved the proposed fee hike in its teaching departments, regional centres and affiliated colleges for the 2022-23 session. A 5% increase in fee will be implemented for students of the ongoing batches. The fee hike, however, was met with opposition by some senators. The fee hikes over the past years have never gone down well with students.