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If Sidhu joins AAP, I will be first to welcome him: Mann

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Addressing a press conference in Chandigarh, Mann said he made an offer to the former minister to join the party, but there had been no talks with Sidhu in this regard.
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AAP Punjab chief and MP Bhagwant Mann at his Sangrur office
AAP Punjab chief and MP Bhagwant Mann at his Sangrur office

Bhagwant Mann, other AAP members charged with rioting: Police

By Press Trust of India | Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2020 07:40 AM IST
Around 800 unnamed AAP supporters have also been booked.
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Chandigarh Police on Friday used water cannon against Aam Aadmi Party workers who are protesting against high power tariff.(ANI/Twitter)
Chandigarh Police on Friday used water cannon against Aam Aadmi Party workers who are protesting against high power tariff.(ANI/Twitter)

AAP protests against power tariff hike outside Punjab CM’s home

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 03:22 PM IST
The AAP had submitted memorandums to the Congress-led state government seeking scrapping of power purchase agreements signed with private thermal plants by the previous SAD-BJP led government.
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Aam Aadmi Party Lok Sabha MP Bhagwant Mann will address rallies in all 70 assembly constituencies in Delhi in the run-up to the February 8 elections.(HT File Photo)
Aam Aadmi Party Lok Sabha MP Bhagwant Mann will address rallies in all 70 assembly constituencies in Delhi in the run-up to the February 8 elections.(HT File Photo)

Bhagwant Mann leads Punjab AAP charge as state unit heads to campaign for Delhi elections

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 11:21 AM IST
Leader of opposition in Punjab assembly Harpal Singh Cheema said the state contingent comprising MLAs, core committee members and district-level functionaries will head to Delhi next week.
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Yet another humiliating defeat for AAP

By Navneet Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 10:41 PM IST
The principal opposition party had won the Dakha seat and stood second in Jalalabad in the 2017 assembly elections, but ended with just 5% vote share this time.
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Rebel MLA Baldev Singh back in AAP fold

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2019 12:36 AM IST
Baldev Singh was among the seven MLAs who turned rebel after the AAP leadership unceremoniously removed Bholath legislator Sukhpal Singh Khaira from the post of leader of opposition in July 2018
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NEWS ANALYSIS AAP faces an uphill task in state bypolls

By Navneet Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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AAP president in Punjab and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann on Sunday announced that the party will contest the by-elections to three assembly seats in the state.(HT Photo)
AAP president in Punjab and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann on Sunday announced that the party will contest the by-elections to three assembly seats in the state.(HT Photo)

Lacking cohesion, AAP in a spot before Punjab assembly bypolls | Opinion

By Navneet Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 08:24 AM IST
AAP president in Punjab and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann, the only AAP candidate to retain his seat in recent Lok Sabha elections, said he will lead the party in bypolls.
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AAP to contest on all 3 Assembly seats in Punjab by-polls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Sangrur, Sangrur
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 11:51 PM IST
The state will witness by-polls on Dakha, Jalalabad and Phillaur state assembly seats.
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The school authorities hold an industrial unit making tyres, Ralson Goodluck Carbon, responsible for the state of affairs.(HT Photo)
The school authorities hold an industrial unit making tyres, Ralson Goodluck Carbon, responsible for the state of affairs.(HT Photo)

Sharing wall with industrial unit, staff, students at Sangrur school wear masks to breathe

By Avtar Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Jitwal Kalan (sangrur)
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 12:25 PM IST
Teachers seeking transfer citing the polluted air with health of over 200 students at risk; SDM is holding hearings of the PPCB and company officials
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AAP, which fielded candidates in all 13 parliamentary seats, could not take lead in any assembly segment outside Sangrur despite its national convener Arvind Kejriwal’s roadshows and rallies(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
AAP, which fielded candidates in all 13 parliamentary seats, could not take lead in any assembly segment outside Sangrur despite its national convener Arvind Kejriwal’s roadshows and rallies(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

AAP’s shrinking footprint puts Punjab back in bipolar mode

By Navneet Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 10:23 AM IST
The AAP, which became the principal opposition party by winning 20 of the 117 assembly seats in the state polls two years ago, led in just seven assembly segments of the 13 Lok Sabha seats.
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AAP state chief Bhagwant Mann created history by winning the parliamentary segment for the second term by beating Congress’ Kewal Singh Dhillon.(PTI File Photo)
AAP state chief Bhagwant Mann created history by winning the parliamentary segment for the second term by beating Congress’ Kewal Singh Dhillon.(PTI File Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: ‘We respect the verdict of people’ says AAP State Chief Bhagwant Mann

By Avtar Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 03:43 PM IST
AAP failed to secure any seat in Delhi and Haryana, Mann expressed satisfaction with the only seat in Punjab
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Mann, the face of the party in Punjab, remained caught up in his own fight and did not go out much to campaign for other candidates.(HT Photo/Sameer Sehgal)
Mann, the face of the party in Punjab, remained caught up in his own fight and did not go out much to campaign for other candidates.(HT Photo/Sameer Sehgal)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Aam Aadmi Party decimated in Punjab, Bhagwant Mann its lone MP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 02:00 PM IST
Barring State Unit President Bhagwant Mann, no other AAP candidate won a seat in the Lok Sabha. Of its 13 candidates, eight could not get even 5% of the votes polled in their constituencies.
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A deserted Aam Admi Party (AAP) office on Thursday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A deserted Aam Admi Party (AAP) office on Thursday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rude jolt to AAP’s national dreams

By Team HT | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 08:36 AM IST
It lost all seven seats in Delhi and won only one seat in Punjab.
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with AAP candidate Bhagwant Mann during a road show in Sangrur, Punjab, on Monday, May 13, 2019. (HT Photo)(HT Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with AAP candidate Bhagwant Mann during a road show in Sangrur, Punjab, on Monday, May 13, 2019. (HT Photo)(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Bhagwant Mann will romp home with thumping margin, says Arvind Kejriwal

By Avtar Singh | Hindustan Times, Sangrur, Sangrur
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 07:44 AM IST
Accompanied by Bhagwant Mann, leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema and Sunam MLA Aman Arora, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal addressed his supporters and residents of dozens of villages in the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency.
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Bhattal denied slapping the youth and said the “frustrated” Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is trying to disrupt and create chaos in Congress rallies.(HT Photo)
Bhattal denied slapping the youth and said the “frustrated” Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is trying to disrupt and create chaos in Congress rallies.(HT Photo)

Rajinder Kaur Bhattal ‘slaps youth for asking tough questions’ at Sangrur rally

By Avtar Singh | Hindustan Times, SANGRUR
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 09:43 AM IST
Bhattal, who was accompanying Congress candidate from Sangrur Kewal Dhillon, at the rally got infuriated after Kuldeep Singh, 33, raised his voice and asked the former Lehra MLA what she has done for his village.
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Mann, the face of the party in Punjab, is mainly caught up in his own fight and not gone out much to campaign for other candidates.(HT Photo)
Mann, the face of the party in Punjab, is mainly caught up in his own fight and not gone out much to campaign for other candidates.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In terminal decline, AAP remains a pale shadow of its former self

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 12:41 PM IST
The stand-up comedian-turned-politician is in a tough three-way contest with Kewal Singh Dhillon of the Congress and former finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa of the SAD in his re-election bid.
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AAP’s Sangrur candidate Bhagwant Mann(HT File)
AAP’s Sangrur candidate Bhagwant Mann(HT File)

Lok Sabha election: Complaint against Bhagwant Mann for filing ‘wrong’ assets details

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Sangrur
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 08:31 AM IST
In his recent affidavit, Mann has shown self-acquired property at Bir Kalan village measuring over 18 kanals, but in 2014, he has showed that he bought only 5 kanal land in Bir Kalan village, he alleged.
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Upkar Singh Sandhu (thrid from left) with chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and other leaders after joining the Congress in Chandigarh on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Upkar Singh Sandhu (thrid from left) with chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and other leaders after joining the Congress in Chandigarh on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election: Former SAD leader Upkar Sandhu joins Congress

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 10:46 PM IST
Sandhu, who finished at the third place in the Amritsar bypoll which was won by Congress’ Gurjit Singh Aujla, remained in the AAP for a few months.
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Delhi’ deputy CM and AAP’s Punjab Affairs in-charge Manish Sisodia will launch the party’s Lok Sabha election campaign in the state with a rally in Sangrur on April 15.(PTI File Photo)
Delhi’ deputy CM and AAP’s Punjab Affairs in-charge Manish Sisodia will launch the party’s Lok Sabha election campaign in the state with a rally in Sangrur on April 15.(PTI File Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Manish Sisodia to kick off AAP campaign in Punjab on April 15

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 01:58 PM IST
AAP has named candidates for 10 of the 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in Punjab. Delhi chief minister and national convener Arvind Kejriwal is also expected to hold rallies later this month, though no dates have been finalised so far.
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Sunam MLA Aman Arora(HT File)
Sunam MLA Aman Arora(HT File)

Lok Sabha election: Aman Arora to head AAP poll campaign committee

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 10:25 PM IST
Party to name candidates for Bathinda, Khadoor Sahib and Ludhiana constituencies in a day or two.
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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state chief , Bhagwant Mann, has appealed to the people to come out of their confines and “vote against those who delivered nothing on promises they peddled among the people”.(HT File Photo)
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state chief , Bhagwant Mann, has appealed to the people to come out of their confines and “vote against those who delivered nothing on promises they peddled among the people”.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019- Teach a lesson to Capt government for making ‘false promises’: AAP’s Bhagwant Mann

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 12:34 AM IST
In an emotional letter appeal to the people of the state, Mann said that he took the reins of the Punjab unit when the party was passing through a rough patch as certain people were trying to harm it for their personal political ends, who had now parted to pursue their aspirations.
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MLA Parminder Singh Dhindsa(HT Photo)
MLA Parminder Singh Dhindsa(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election: Parminder Dhindsa is Akali Dal pick from Sangrur

By Vishal Rambani | Hindustan Times, Sangrur
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 04:43 PM IST
Parminder will face sitting MP and Aam Aadmi Party state president Bhagwant Mann, who had defeated Dhindsa Sr in the 2014 polls, while the Congress is yet to announce its candidate.
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Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab chief Bhagwant Mann is seeking re-election from Sangrur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab.(PTI File)
Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab chief Bhagwant Mann is seeking re-election from Sangrur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab.(PTI File)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: AAP Punjab chief Bhagwant Mann seeks financial help from people to fight polls

By HT Correspondent | Sangrur, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 02:44 PM IST
AAP’s Punjab chief Bhagwant Mann, who is seeking re-election from the Sangrur constituency, uploaded a video on his Facebook page asking for financial aid to encourage people with clean image in politics
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Lok Sabha election: Bhagwant launches AAP campaign in Faridkot with low-key event

By Parteek Singh Mahal | Hindustan Times, Faridkot
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 11:23 PM IST
Mann inaugurated the party office at Jaiton, an assembly segment of Faridkot constituency from where the party has again fielded Sadhu Singh, who is the sitting MP.
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Aam Aadmi Party state chief Bhagwant Mann(HT File)
Aam Aadmi Party state chief Bhagwant Mann(HT File)

Lok Sabha election: Bhagwant Mann dares Sukhbir Badal to contest from Sangrur

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 11:18 PM IST
Lashing out at Youth Akali Dal (YAD) chief and former cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia’s remark that Bhagwant Mann cannot shun ‘drinking’, the AAP MP said, “God knows that I have quit alcohol and don’t need a certificate from the YAD chief.”
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Bhagwant Mann is AAP’s candidate for the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency. Seen in this file photo with Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia.(Karun Sharma / HT File Photo)
Bhagwant Mann is AAP’s candidate for the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency. Seen in this file photo with Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia.(Karun Sharma / HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Will expose Congress misrule in Punjab, says AAP’s Bhagwant Mann

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Sangrur, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 12:15 PM IST
Bhagwant Mann is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate for Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency. The party’s Punjab chief is also among the list of star campaigners for the polls.
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Justice Zora Singh(HT Photo)
Justice Zora Singh(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election: AAP fields justice Zora Singh from Jalandhar, names 3 more candidates

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 07:55 AM IST
With this, the party has declared candidates for eight of the 13 parliamentary seat in the state.
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File photo of AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal and party MP Bhagwant Mann during a rally in Barnala. The party is trying for a seat-sharing pact with Congress in Punjab for the Lok Sabha elections and is learnt to be angling for three seats.(PTI File Photo)
File photo of AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal and party MP Bhagwant Mann during a rally in Barnala. The party is trying for a seat-sharing pact with Congress in Punjab for the Lok Sabha elections and is learnt to be angling for three seats.(PTI File Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: AAP wants 3 seats in Punjab, Congress willing to concede just Sangrur

By Sukhdeep Kaur | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 06:47 PM IST
A senior Congress leader said the party is willing to concede just one parliamentary seat, Sangrur, to AAP. The party does not have a formidable contender there and the AAP needs the seat to field its state president Bhagwant Mann.
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Aam Aadmi Party candidate Bhagwant Mann(HT File)
Aam Aadmi Party candidate Bhagwant Mann(HT File)

5 lakh for unopposed sarpanch: Where’s the promised grant? Villagers confront Bhagwant Mann during campaigning

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Sangrur
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 10:19 PM IST
The villagers, including sarpanch Gurmukh Singh, complained that Mann didn’t fulfil his promise of giving 5 lakh to the panchayat. They raised slogans against Mann and made him uncomfortable with a volley of questions.
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