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

Majithia Accuses Punjab Govt of Bid to Stop Him from Contesting Polls, Says Police Raided His House

Majithia said his legal team was also considering moving a contempt petition against the Congress government functionaries for allegedly violating court directions as well as harassing his family members. (PTI/File) The report was filed by anti-drug special task force (STF) chief Harpreet Singh Sidhu in the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2018. PTI Chandigarh […]

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Punjab Polls: Turncoats from Ex-ally SAD, Ruling Congress Dominate BJP's First List

Punjab Polls: Turncoats from Ex-ally SAD, Ruling Congress Dominate BJP’s First List

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s first list of candidates announced on Friday for the February 20 Punjab polls is dominated by leaders who have either switched over from its former ally the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) or the state’s ruling Congress party. The BJP is contesting around 65 seats in alliance with the Captain Amarinder Singh-led […]

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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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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created by farmers who had protested for a year against the Centre’s three controversial laws that were eventually repealed in November 2021— has announced its first list of candidates for next month’s Punjab assembly polls.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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PM’s Security Lapse to 2015 Sacrilege Case, Punjab Has an Array of Issues for Intense 2022 Poll Battle

PM’s Security Lapse to 2015 Sacrilege Case, Punjab Has an Array of Issues for Intense 2022 Poll Battle

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security lapse to the contentious sacrilege issue that saw Congress come to power in 2017, the battle for Punjab in this year’s assembly election is multi-cornered with BJP, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) having an array of issues to choose from to woo voters. Voting for […]

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