With Few Days Left for Polling, Congress Douses Fire Within Punjab Unit Over Ticket Distribution

With Few Days Left for Polling, Congress Douses Fire Within Punjab Unit Over Ticket Distribution

With less than a month left for the Punjab assembly elections, the Congress is still facing challenges in the campaign trail with the announcement of candidates triggering a squabble within the state unit. The party seems to be facing a major discontent with candidates on all but nine seats. Not only does a section of […]

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'Enough is Enough': Rahul Gandhi Calls for Reducing Prices of Petrol, Diesel

Ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s Punjab Visit, Local Leaders Hope for Redux of a 2017 Moment & Clarity on CM Face

Congress leaders have publicly maintained that the party will go into the Punjab polls with a “collective” leadership but Thursday’s visit by Rahul Gandhi has had “anxious” state leaders hoping that he could provide some clarity on who leads them into the hustings. Gandhi will kick off Congress’ campaign ahead of the upcoming assembly elections, […]

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Exclusive | Kejriwal Alleges Before Polls, Then Apologises. Mulling Defamation Suit: Channi

Exclusive | Kejriwal Alleges Before Polls, Then Apologises. Mulling Defamation Suit: Channi

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has said he is planning a defamation case against AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for making allegations against him in connection with the Enforcement Directorate’s raids at his nephew’s premises. In an exclusive interview to News18, CM Channi said his Delhi counterpart was known for making allegations against opponents before […]

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Will Support Party Decision No Matter Who is CM Pick, Kejriwal like a Chameleon: Charanjit Singh Channi

Will Support Party Decision No Matter Who is CM Pick, Kejriwal like a Chameleon: Charanjit Singh Channi

Far from being on the backfoot either over the cash seizures from the homes of his relatives or the security lapse during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent Ferozepur rally, chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi has sought to turn the tables on opponents with the “Delhi is trying to suppress Punjab” narrative. The Congress has lodged […]

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Poll of Polls: Channi Pitched Against AAP's Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Battle Two-horse Race or Multi-pronged?

Poll of Polls: Channi Pitched Against AAP’s Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Battle Two-horse Race or Multi-pronged?

The battle for Punjab may just turn out to be a two-horse race with pollsters favoring the AAP over the Congress in many cases, CNN-News18’s ‘poll of polls’ showed on Friday. The polls pitched incumbent CM Charanjit Singh Channi against the AAP’s chief ministerial face Bhagwant Mann. But it could also be a scenario where […]

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ED Raids on Kin Leaves Punjab CM Channi on the Back Foot but Aides Say Party Rallying Around Him

ED Raids on Kin Leaves Punjab CM Channi on the Back Foot but Aides Say Party Rallying Around Him

Even as the internecine battle over who will lead Punjab Congress in the upcoming assembly election rages, raids by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew seem to have added fuel to the fire. While a section in the party believes it may have dented Channi’s chances of being declared the […]

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Punjab Elections 2022 Will be Held on Feb 14, Results Out on March 10. A Primer on the Too-Close-to-Call Race

Declare Punjab CM Face, it Will Help Us Reap Poll Gains: Channi Tells Congress

With polls in Punjab a month away, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi feels that the Congress should declare its chief ministerial candidate, pointing out that doing so in the past has favoured the party reap electoral gains. Channi’s statement has come at a time when opposition parties have targeted the Congress, saying it has many […]

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In Punjab, Kejriwal Reveals Why Pre-Poll Alliance With Farmer Outfit Fell Through But Keeps Door Open

In Punjab, Kejriwal Reveals Why Pre-Poll Alliance With Farmer Outfit Fell Through But Keeps Door Open

Breaking his silence over the failed bid to forge an electoral alliance with farmer outfit Sanyukt Samaj Morcha for the Punjab polls, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that “differences over seat-sharing” were the bone of contention. Punjab will go to polls on February 14 with 117 assembly segments up for […]

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Not High Command, People Will Choose Punjab CM, Says Sidhu; Asks Capt Amarinder to Enjoy 'Retired Life'

Not High Command, People Will Choose Punjab CM, Says Sidhu; Asks Capt Amarinder to Enjoy ‘Retired Life’

Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu addresses a press conference at Chandigarh Press Club. (PTI Photo) During the interaction, what raised eyebrows was also the absence of CM Channi and former party State president Sunil Jakhar’s photographs in the banner. News18.com Last Updated:January 11, 2022, 20:41 IST FOLLOW US ON: Congress Punjab President Navjot Singh […]

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Former Punjab MLA Arvind Khanna, Others Join BJP Ahead of Assembly Polls

In Alliance with Captain and Dhindsa, BJP to Get Lion’s Share of Seats, Announcement Likely around Weekend

The battle for the states is heating up with the Election Commission announcing the poll dates and Punjab will vote on February 14. Ahead of that, the BJP-Captain Amarinder Singh combine is all set to announce the seat-sharing formula soon. Top Bharatiya Janata Party sources told CNN-News18 that out of the 116 assembly seats in […]

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