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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Congress’s Punjab CM Problem Could Implode as Sidhu Plays From Both Ends of the Pitch, Brace for Impact in March

Punjab Polls: Cong First List Out; Channi to Contest from Chamkaur Sahib, Sidhu from Amritsar East

After several rounds of deliberations, the Congress on Saturday declared its much-awaited first list of 86 candidates for the Punjab elections. The first list of the Congress – which is facing the crisis of declaring a CM face with both incumbent CM Charanjit Singh Channi and state party president Navjot Singh Siddhu eyeing the top […]

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'Lambi Race Ka Ghoda': Punjab’s Old Political Warhorse Hits Campaign Trail to Protect His Citadel

‘Lambi Race Ka Ghoda’: Punjab’s Old Political Warhorse Hits Campaign Trail to Protect His Citadel

He’s an old warhorse, say his party men. Not surprising then that, at 94, Parkash Singh Badal has hit the road campaigning to protect his citadel from being breached. The former Punjab chief minister and patriarch of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has started door-to-door canvassing in his home constituency, Lambi. Though it remains to […]

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Referendum—The Aam Aadmi Party Way to Deal with Difficult Decisions

Referendum—The Aam Aadmi Party Way to Deal with Difficult Decisions

Under intense pressure to declare the Aam Aadmi Party’s chief ministerial face for the February 14 polls in Punjab, the state where it fancies its chances of forming a government and in the horns of a dilemma over a difficult choice, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal did what he does best — go to the people. […]

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Punjab Polls: Farmers' Political Outfit SSM Announces First List of 10 Candidates

Punjab Polls: Farmers’ Political Outfit SSM Announces First List of 10 Candidates

Newly floated political outfit Sanyukt Samaj Morcha (SSM)— created by farmers who had protested for a year against the Centre’s three controversial laws that were eventually repealed in November 2021— has announced its first list of candidates for next month’s Punjab assembly polls. Balbir Singh Rajewal, farmer leader and president of a faction of the […]

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​Punjab Elections 2022: Can Leaders Convert Twitter, Facebook Popularity into Votes?

​Punjab Elections 2022: Can Leaders Convert Twitter, Facebook Popularity into Votes?

The online popularity of the bigwigs of political parties in Punjab would be put to extreme test as they go into a virtual campaign ahead of next month’s assembly polls. Some of the big guns from across different parties may have a huge online follower base and their tweets and posts may be drawing huge […]

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Punjab Elections 2022: After PM's Security Breach, BJP Leaders to Get More Protection

Punjab Elections 2022: After PM’s Security Breach, BJP Leaders to Get More Protection

Amid the breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security, various leaders of political parties, mainly the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), are likely to get security cover in Punjab, considering the threat perception during the state elections. The process of giving security based on threat perception assessment has already started. According to sources, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, […]

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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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Response to PM Security Row Tips the Scales in Channi's Favour Against Sidhu as Congress Mulls Rotational CM Deal

Response to PM Security Row Tips the Scales in Channi’s Favour Against Sidhu as Congress Mulls Rotational CM Deal

Until last week, the top leadership in the Congress was in a bind over Punjab unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu’s insistence on being declared the chief ministerial face for upcoming Punjab elections 2022. Not anymore. Incumbent Charanjit Singh Channi’s handling of the recent fracas over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security breach in Ferozepur seems to […]

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Punjab Elections 2022: Political Tussle as Akali Leader Majithia Gets Pre-arrest Bail

Punjab Elections 2022: Political Tussle as Akali Leader Majithia Gets Pre-arrest Bail

In what has put the Punjab Congress in a tight spot barely a month before the assembly elections, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to senior Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia booked in a drugs case. An MLA and former minister in the Akali government, Majithia was apprehending arrest […]

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