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SAD-BJP brought devp, Cong allowed terrorism to rise: Jaitley

BJP leader and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today claimed that the SAD-BJP government has brought "unprecedented" development in Punjab and accused Congress of allowing "terrorism" to rise, because of which the state had to "suffer for several years"."Terrorism (in Punjab) raised its head during the 80s and only Congress is responsible for it. People suffered for 10 to 12 years and many wer.....»»

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Amritsar unfortunate to have had "absentee MP" Navjot Sidhu: Arun Jaitley

[India], Jan. 21 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday fired a salvo at cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who recently quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and joined the Congress, and said the city of Amritsar has had the misfortune of having an 'absentee MP' for the last 12-and-a-half years."Amritsar has had the misfortune of having an absentee MP for the last 12-.....»»

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Jailed candidate exits polls for BJP

Liquor baron Shiv Lal Doda, an accused in the murder of a Dalit youth in Abohar in Punjab, had filed his nomination as an independent candidate.The gruesome murder of Bhim Tank, a Dalit youth in Abohar, a little over a year ago had led to widespread outrage, especially among Dalits in Punjab. The matter was even raised in the Rajya Sabha.Lodged in jail, the accused Doda, who is among the top three.....»»

Source:  DeccanheraldCategory: news~latestJan 20th, 2017Related News

RSS, its offshoot BJP are anti-Dalit : AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has taken strong exception of statement made by RSS spokesman Manmohan Vaid that RSS is against reservation and a consensus shall be evolved to end the reservation. In a statement here today, AAP Punjab convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich said that Manmohan Vaid had made the shocking statement at Jaipur Lit festival today and it exposed the real face of RSS and its off s.....»»

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AAP accuses Akalis of recruiting criminals

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has accused Punjabs ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of recruiting criminals in the ranks of the partys youth and students wings ahead of the February 4 state assembly elections......»»

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People of Punjab will reject Akali-Congress alliance in elections: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal today said anticipating his defeat, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has asked his friend and Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh to help him out by dividing anti-incumbency votes. Addressing election rallies in support of AAP candidate Jarnail Singh at different villages, Mr Kejriwal said Capt Singhs m.....»»

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AAP condemns SAD sarpanch for abetting suicide of Dalit boy

Aam Aadmi Party today strongly condemned Shiromani Akali Dal sarpanch for abetting Dalit boys suicide in Bhai Bakhtaur village in Bathinda district and lambasted the SAD leadership for shielding criminals and absorbing them in the party. AAP Campaign committee chairman Bhagwant Singh Mann in a statement here said Akali leaders have become law into themselves and indulging in unlawful activiti.....»»

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Captain’s knock on drug racket

Punjab Congress president Capt. Amarinder Singh said on Thursday that he would order an investigation into SIT’s clean chit in the drug racket case allegedly involving Akali Minister Bikram Singh Maj........»»

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Fate of Punjabs ageing leaders in hands of states young voters

Young voters will decide the fate of ageing leaders Prakash Singh Badal and Captain Amrinder Singh who are the chief ministerial faces of two rival political parties - the Akali Dal and the Congress in Punjab this year......»»

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Amarinder creates imaginary fears, fight with them: Sirsa

Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh should offer an unconditional public apology to Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal who had alleged that Nabha Jailbreak was part of Sukhbir Badals strategy to create terror and also spread fear psychosis amongst voters close to polls. Stating this in a statement here today, Shiromani Akali Dal spokesman Manjinder Singh Sirsa said main kingpin Kuljeet Singh a.....»»

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SAD-BJP stand no chance, Punjabiat will win: Navjot Sidhu

Asserting that there is no chance of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance to win the upcoming elections in the state, Congress newly-inducted leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday said that this time only Punjab and the Punjabiat will succeed in the state......»»

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Sonia, Rahul, Manmohan Singh in Cong list of 40 star campaigners for Punjab

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ex-cricketer Azharuddin and Bollywood star Sonu Sood are among the star campaigners of the party who will join the state leadership in pitching for the party in the Punjab assembly elections, the Punjab PCC said today.Also in the list of star campaigners of the Congress party in the Assembly polls i.....»»

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SAD-BJP stand no chance, "Punjabiat" will win: Navjot Sidhu

[India], Jan. 19 (ANI): Asserting that there is no chance of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance to win the upcoming elections in the state, Congress' newly-inducted leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday said that this time only Punjab and the 'Punjabiat' will succeed in the state."I don't think they (SAD-BJP) have any chance to win in Punjab. Punjab has only t.....»»

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Fate of Punjab"s ageing leaders in hands of state"s young voters

[India], Jan.19 (ANI): Young voters will decide the fate of ageing leaders Prakash Singh Badal and Captain Amrinder Singh who are the chief ministerial faces of two rival political parties - the Akali Dal and the Congress in Punjab this year.The assembly elections for 117 seats in Punjab will be held on February 4 and results will be announced on March 11, 2017.Nearly 10.5 million (53 per cent) of.....»»

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Punjab will not vote for opportunists" like Amrinder Singh and Sidhu: Parkash Badal

[India], Jan. 19 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday downplayed claims made by Congress state chief Amrinder Singh where he asserted that the SAD-BJP alliance would narrow down to 10-20 seats in the upcoming assembly elections and said that the state has rejected the grand old party numerous times and will do the same in the polls slated to take place next month.Dubbing Am.....»»

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Eyeing two-third majority, Capt Amarinder predicts 10-20 seats for SAD-BJP alliance

Taking on the Parkash Singh Badal-led government, Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the grand old party is aiming for two-third majority in the upcoming assembly polls, adding the incumbent Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance will manage to win only 10 to 20 seats......»»

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No cake-walk for Badals this time in Punjab polls

With the Punjab assembly polls turning into a three-horse race for the first time, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and deputy, Sukhbir Singh Badal, face the most serious electoral challenge of their careers.Unlike on earlier occasions, when the contest was a straight fight between the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) combine and the Congress, the emergence of the.....»»

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26 out of 48 Regional Parties default in their submission of donations report: ADR

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) today reported 26 out of 48 Regional Parties default in their submission of donations report. The report focuses on donations above Rs 20,000, received by Regional Political Parties, during the Financial Year 2015-16, as submitted by the parties to the Election Commission of India (ECI). Shiv Sena declares four times the.....»»

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Note ban: RBI Guv appears defensive, Manmohan counsels sympathetic approach

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel, who appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance today, reportedly sounded defensive on the demonetization move but insisted that the plans and discussions on the drive against black money started in January 2016 itself. Besides Mr Patel, top Finance ministry officials also appeared before the 31-member panel comprising members .....»»

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Amarinder, Sidhu file nominations for Punjab assembly polls (Lead)

Taking the political battle right into the home turf of Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal, Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh on Wednesday filed his nomination papers for the Lambi assembly constituency in Muktsar district......»»

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