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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Punjab Polls: Cong to Go with 'One Family, One Ticket' Rule to Counter 'Dynasty' Allegations, Infighting

AAP’s ‘Public Poll’ Move Puts Congress in a Fix Over CM Face as Both Channi & Sidhu Eye Top Job

Even as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to soon zero in on its chief ministerial face for next month’s battle for Punjab, pressure is building up on the ruling Congress to announce is its leader too. On Thursday, AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal reached out to a number for residents to give their opinion […]

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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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Happy Lohri 2022: 5 Punjabi Songs to Groove to This Festive Season

Happy Lohri 2022: 5 Punjabi Songs to Groove to This Festive Season

Happy Lohri 2022: A traditional Punjabi folk festival, Lohri is celebrated on January 13 every year. The festival marks the end of winter season and celebration of crop harvest. Lohri, which is mainly celebrated in northern India, also indicates the auspicious period of Uttarayan. The days start getting longer than nights from Lohri. The festival […]

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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 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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Who Sought to Benefit in Congress from Breach to PM Modi's Security: BJP

Who Sought to Benefit in Congress from Breach to PM Modi’s Security: BJP

Union minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani cited a ‘sting’ done by a new channel which purportedly showed some Punjab Police officials saying that they informed their superiors about protestors blocking the route of Modi’s carcade but no action was allegedly taken. (File pic/News18) Irani said the then Punjab DGP had given an all-clear message […]

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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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