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Captain Amarinder Singh meets MLAs, Jakhar offers to resign as dissenters await Sonia Gandhi’s word
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Captain Amarinder Singh meets MLAs, Jakhar offers to resign as dissenters await Sonia Gandhi’s word

A day after the three-member panel submitted its report to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Punjab CM spent his day meeting MLAs at his official residence, while the dissenters decided to wait for a word from the party high command. Amid all this, state Congress chief Sunil Jakhar said that he would be happy to step aside if doing that would strengthen the party. Jakhar was responding to speculation that he might be replaced as PPCC chief. On Friday, Amarinder spend the day working out of his official residence. According to sources, a few MLAs had complained to the three-member panel that Amarinder was not available for meetings as he mostly stayed at his personal farm house – Mohinder Bagh — in Parol village near Chandigarh. Amarinder had shifted to his farm house about two y...
Revamp state unit; suitably accommodate Sidhu: Congress panel on Punjab infighting submits report to Sonia Gandhi | India News – Times of India
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Revamp state unit; suitably accommodate Sidhu: Congress panel on Punjab infighting submits report to Sonia Gandhi | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A three-member AICC panel set up to end factionalism in the Punjab Congress submitted its report to party chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday, suggesting a revamp of the state unit to accommodate all sections. The panel chaired by leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and comprising AICC general secretary in-charge of Punjab affairs Harish Rawat and former MP JP Aggarwal has suggested that all castes, regions and religions be accommodated in the revamped party unit. Rawat said the report has been submitted to the Congress president, who would take a final call on the suggestions made. He did not divulge further details. Though no major changes have been recommended at the top level in Punjab, sources said the panel has said that Navjot Singh Sidhu be "suitably acc...
‘Feeling suffocated’: Ex-congress MLA to join Shiromani Akali Dal
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‘Feeling suffocated’: Ex-congress MLA to join Shiromani Akali Dal

Amid infighting in the Punjab Congress, the party’s former MLA Dr. Mohinder Rinwa is set to join Shiromani Akali Dal in presence of its chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday. Rinwa, who represented the Fazilka constituency, confirmed the development to The Indian Express. “I was feeling suffocated in the Congress set up. Then I decided to call it quits. Nobody values a leader in Congress. The CM does not answer the calls of his party men even when he is not in power. Here, Sukhbir Singh Badal never misses a call,” he said. Rinwa was considered “powerful” in his constituency as he was able to get transfers and postings of officials done in the area. He was however not appointed chairman of any board of the corporation. Rinwa is a two-time former MLA. Once he had contested a...
Punjab Budget session, Day 2: Congress seeks House resolution for early SGPC polls
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Punjab Budget session, Day 2: Congress seeks House resolution for early SGPC polls

The issue of pending elections of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) resonated in the Vidhan Sabha with the ruling Congress favouring a resolution to be passed by the House demanding early conduct of the polls while the Akalis accused the state government of causing obstructions in the way of the Chief Commissioner (Gurdwara Elections). The matter cropped up during the discussion on the Governor’s address when the Congress MLA from Patti, Harminder Singh Gill, demanded that the House should pass a resolution that the SGPC elections be held soon. Gill made the demand while attacking the SGPC over certain appointments made in the committee alleging that a person who had lost the SGPC polls was given a prominent administrative position in the committee. Attacking G...
Panchayat Elections | The impact of the farmer movement in the election results, BJP sweeps in Punjab – चुनाव नतीजों में दिखा किसान आंदोलन का असर, पंजाब में बीजेपी का सूपड़ा साफ वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर
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Panchayat Elections | The impact of the farmer movement in the election results, BJP sweeps in Punjab – चुनाव नतीजों में दिखा किसान आंदोलन का असर, पंजाब में बीजेपी का सूपड़ा साफ वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

पंजाब के मुख्यमंत्री अमरिंदर सिंह (Chief Minister Amarinder Singh) ने राज्य में हुए निकाय चुनावों में कांग्रेस की जीत को न सिर्फ कांग्रेस की विकास-परक नीतियों और कार्यक्रमों की जीत बताया बल्कि इसे मुख्य विपक्षी दलों- शिअद, आप और भाजपा- के “जन विरोधी कृत्यों” को “पूर्णत: खारिज” करना करार दिया. कांग्रेस की पंजाब इकाई के अध्यक्ष सुनील जाखड़ के साथ ही विधायकों, सदस्यों और कार्यकर्ताओं को इस शानदार प्रदर्शन के लिये बधाई देते हुए उन्होंने कहा, “राज्य के लोगों ने स्पष्ट रूप से एक सुर में इन तीनों दलों के विभाजक, अलोकतांत्रिक, असंवैधानिक और प्रतिगामी एजेंडे की निंदा की है.” Source link ...
2,832 Independents, Cong has most candidates to fight Punjab local polls
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2,832 Independents, Cong has most candidates to fight Punjab local polls

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES have emerged as the biggest group in fray (2,832 candidates) in the upcoming Urban Local Body polls in Punjab scheduled on February 14. Candidates fighting on political party symbols come after this group, with Congress being the top among them with 2,037 candidates. The BJP, which is fighting without SAD, has only 1,003 candidates. Data shared by the State Election Commission revealed a total 9,222 candidates have filed their nomination papers for 2,215 wards of 117 Urban Local Bodies. Source link
Farmers’ protest: In Delhi, Congress lends hand; in Punjab, its fingers crossed
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Farmers’ protest: In Delhi, Congress lends hand; in Punjab, its fingers crossed

Written by Manoj C G | New Delhi | Updated: December 1, 2020 7:22:56 am Punjab Congress leaders said, a farmer movement could throw up new leaders and the agitation could quickly go “out of hand”. While the Congress is supporting the farmers’ protest hoping it will sharpen its political offensive against the BJP government at the Centre, its leadership in Punjab has begun to worry. The Indian Express spoke to several Punjab Congress leaders who said they were worried a protracted standoff could impact law and order in the state, especially given its restive history. Moreover, they said, a farmer movement could throw up new leaders and the agitation cou...
‘Modi govt bent on snatching land, bread from farmers’: Rahul Gandhi
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‘Modi govt bent on snatching land, bread from farmers’: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extended support to protesting farmers of the country on Sunday and said that he will fight for their rights even as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is bent on taking away bread and land from them.“On the first day of #KhetiBachaoYatra, a new energy was realized by meeting farmers and sisters of the farmers of Punjab. Today, the Modi government is bent on snatching the bread from the mouth and feet of the Annadata of the country. But you are not alone. I promise to always support you in the fight for your rights,” Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter. #KhetiBachaoYatra के पहले दिन पंजाब के किसान बहन-भाइयों से मिलकर एक नयी ऊर्जा का एहसास हुआ।आज मोदी सरकार देश के अन्नदाता के मुँह से रोटी और पैरों से ज़मीन छीनने पर तुली है।लेकिन आप अकेले ...
Punjab CM says his govt will move Supreme Court over new farm laws | India News – Times of India
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Punjab CM says his govt will move Supreme Court over new farm laws | India News – Times of India

KHATKAR KALAN: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said his government would approach the Supreme Court over the issue of new farm laws. He also slammed the BJP-led central government, accusing it of snatching the rights of states. "Will it (Centre) leave anything with them to run their states," Singh asked. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, along with AICC general secretary and Punjab Affairs in-charge Harish Rawat, Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar along with other leaders on Monday paid tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh at Khatkar Kalan village. Amarinder Singh, Rawat and others held a sit-in protest here against the new farms laws. Addressing the gathering, the CM slammed the Centre for bringing the farm laws, saying they would "destroy" the farming community. "I have said...