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The infighting in Punjab Congress has led to concerns ahead of the elections next year. (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

AICC panel submits report on Punjab Congress infighting to Sonia Gandhi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2021 08:11 PM IST
The panel was chaired by Rajya Sabha MP Mallikarjun Kharge, AICC general secretary in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat and former MP JP Agarwal.
At the core of the issue, according to one camp, is the chief minister’s style of functioning; according to the other, it is the ambition of some of the Captain’s rivals, including Navjot Singh Sidhu.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times Archive)
At the core of the issue, according to one camp, is the chief minister’s style of functioning; according to the other, it is the ambition of some of the Captain’s rivals, including Navjot Singh Sidhu.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times Archive)

Cong grapples with Punjab infighting

By Sunetra Choudhury, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2021 03:23 AM IST
Congress spokespersons did not respond to calls and messages seeking comment, but the fact that calls were being made was confirmed by one of Gandhi’s aides who insisted it is part of a feedback gathering mechanism.
Election officials check Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at a distribution centre in Amritsar on Saturday, ahead of municipal elections in Punjab.(AFP Photo)
Election officials check Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at a distribution centre in Amritsar on Saturday, ahead of municipal elections in Punjab.(AFP Photo)

Punjab civic polls: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 07:21 AM IST
The state election commission has set up 4,102 polling stations and out of which, 1,708 have been declared as sensitive.
Polling staff prepares for Punjab civic polls, at sports complex in Mohali on Friday.(HT Photo/Ravi Kumar)
Polling staff prepares for Punjab civic polls, at sports complex in Mohali on Friday.(HT Photo/Ravi Kumar)

Voting for 117 municipal bodies in Punjab to be held today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 07:08 AM IST
Tight security arrangements are place as nearly 18,000 police personnel have been deployed to conduct free and fair elections, senior officials said.
Punjab Congress leader and former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu with party president Sonia Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi(HT Photo)
Punjab Congress leader and former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu with party president Sonia Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi(HT Photo)

Navjot Sidhu returns from political exile, says was summoned by Sonia Gandhi

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Navjot Sidhu says he was summoned by Congress high command and met party leaders Sonia, Priyanka to discuss, share roadmap for ‘revival’ of state
Punjab Congress MP Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday tweeted a letter to Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union leader Aishe Ghosh (right) expressing solidarity with her and the student agitation at the institution in New Delhi.(HT Photos)
Punjab Congress MP Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday tweeted a letter to Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union leader Aishe Ghosh (right) expressing solidarity with her and the student agitation at the institution in New Delhi.(HT Photos)

Punjab Congress MP Partap Bajwa showers praise on JNU’s Aishe Ghosh, calls her symbol of resistance, hope

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 11:50 AM IST
Rajya Sabha member says he found it ironic that the university was more interested in filing an FIR against Aishe for violence rather than attempting to protect students from being attacked
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh(Sanjeev Khanna / HT File)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh(Sanjeev Khanna / HT File)

Fireworks at Punjab Congress meet; ministers, MLAs air grievances

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2019 01:16 PM IST
The meeting was held on Monday evening during the "dinner diplomacy" of chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh to placate ruffled feathers of party MLAs who had aired their resentment over handling of the sacrilege issue by the government during the CLP meeting held on Friday.
Navjot Singh Sidhu has come under attack from seven ministers in the Punjab cabinet following his criticism of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(PTI)
Navjot Singh Sidhu has come under attack from seven ministers in the Punjab cabinet following his criticism of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(PTI)

In Punjab Congress, it’s payback time. Navjot Singh Sidhu is prime target

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Vishal Rambani
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 10:39 PM IST
Seven of Punjab’s17 ministers have come out openly against Navjot Sidhu in a clear sign of his growing isolation in the Amarinder cabinet
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

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur, 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.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has been named chairman of the 21-member campaign committee for Punjab for the Lok Sabha elections.(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has been named chairman of the 21-member campaign committee for Punjab for the Lok Sabha elections.(HT Photo)

Amarinder Singh to head Punjab Congress campaign committee for Lok Sabha polls

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 01:36 PM IST
In a release, party general secretary KC Venugopal said Congress president Rahul Gandhi has approved the appointments of various committees for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
A poster with photos of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh and other party leaders in Amritsar.(AFP File)
A poster with photos of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh and other party leaders in Amritsar.(AFP File)

Punjab Congress likely to kick-start Lok Sabha polls preparations next week

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 02:21 PM IST
Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar will kick-start preparations for Lok Sabha elections by holding meetings in each of the 13 parliamentary segments.
Davinderbir Singh Dhillon is the joint coordinator of the social media cell of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC).(HT File)
Davinderbir Singh Dhillon is the joint coordinator of the social media cell of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC).(HT File)

Punjab Congress social media functionary booked for fraud

Hindustan Times, Tarn Taran | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 10:29 AM IST
The accused allegedly duped a Tarn Taran man of Rs 4.5 lakh on pretext of sending his son to Canada
On the internal revolt in the Akali Dal, Amarinder mocked the Badals, while speaking to HT on sidelines of a press conference here, saying they need to retire now and go for meditation.(HT Photo)
On the internal revolt in the Akali Dal, Amarinder mocked the Badals, while speaking to HT on sidelines of a press conference here, saying they need to retire now and go for meditation.(HT Photo)

Disquiet grows in Punjab Congress over Bargari standoff

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 10:05 AM IST
On Sunday, the congregation became a ragtag bunch of radicals, written-off politicians and ambitious Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rebels joining ranks to take on the government.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

SAD-BJP is trying to disrupt Hindu-Sikh harmony, says Punjab Congress

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2018 07:44 PM IST
PPCC accused the alliance for attempting to disrupt communal harmony in Punjab by spreading rumours of threatened brotherhood between Hindus and Sikhs.
Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar, flanked by ministers Balbir Singh Sidhu and Navjot Singh Sidhu, receives a memento carrying the photographs of the two victims of the Behbal Kalan police firing, at a rally in the village on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar, flanked by ministers Balbir Singh Sidhu and Navjot Singh Sidhu, receives a memento carrying the photographs of the two victims of the Behbal Kalan police firing, at a rally in the village on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Rural polls on mind, Punjab Congress tries to encash Ranjit panel report

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Prabhjit Singh, Bathinda
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 09:56 AM IST
The state goes to zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections on September 19.
Amarinder had said at a Congress Working Committee meeting at New Delhi last month that the party does not need an alliance with AAP in Punjab as it had lost the support of people.(HT File)
Amarinder had said at a Congress Working Committee meeting at New Delhi last month that the party does not need an alliance with AAP in Punjab as it had lost the support of people.(HT File)

No gain in pact with AAP, Punjab Congress tells high command

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 09:55 AM IST
A divided AAP is to the advantage of the Congress, whether or not it opts for an alliance. If it does, the Congress gets better bargaining power over the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab and may concede fewer seats to the former.
Amrik Singh Dhillon (R) talks to Congress president Rahul Gandhi as (from left) Rakesh Pandey and Randeep Singh Nabha look on, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Amrik Singh Dhillon (R) talks to Congress president Rahul Gandhi as (from left) Rakesh Pandey and Randeep Singh Nabha look on, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Amarinder Singh inaccessible, cadre morale down: Congress MLAs to Rahul

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 09:52 AM IST
Three senior MLAs who had resigned from House panels on May 14 met t Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on Tuesday to express their resentment over “seniority being ignored” in the cabinet expansion.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)

Need at least Class 10 to be minister in Punjab Congress regime

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 10:46 PM IST
Each of the nine new ministers inducted by CM Amarinder Singh into the Punjab cabinet on Saturday is at least a matriculate.
(From left) OP Soni, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Vijay Inder Singla, and Rana Gurmeet Sodhi will be among nine ministers who will take oath in Raj Bhawan on Saturday at 6 pm.(HT Photo)
(From left) OP Soni, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Vijay Inder Singla, and Rana Gurmeet Sodhi will be among nine ministers who will take oath in Raj Bhawan on Saturday at 6 pm.(HT Photo)

Religion, region balance: Capt Amarinder cabinet gets nine new ministers

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 07:21 PM IST
Governor V P Singh Badnore administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers at the Raj Bhavan.
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