Sukhdeep Kaur is an assistant editor with the Punjab bureau. She covers politics, social issues and special projects, including on-the-ground reporting during critical situations.
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Though party president Rahul Gandhi has decentralised the ticket allotment process, the new system has not ended party’s old troubles
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 |‘Powerless couple’: Navjot Sidhu, wife say no to Congress LS seat offer in Punjab
Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu says his party -Congress- consulted him and his wife Navjot Kaur on Amritsar seat, but they refused to contest.
All four sitting MPs have been renominated from their seats. Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar has been fielded from Gurdaspur and Ravneet Bittu from Ludhiana. Santokh Chaudhary and Gurjit Aujla will fight from Jalandhar and Amritsar, respectively.
Lok Sabha election: Hindu-Sikh, loyalty factors at play as Congress takes a call on candidates in Punjab
Three district party chiefs write to Rahul seeking Anandpur Sahib ticket for Jat Sikh amid reports of Manish Tewari’s likely candidature from seat; besides Jakhar, party looks at Ferozepur, Anandpur Sahib, Sangrur and Bathinda to field second Hindu face.
No party has won twice in a row in Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha constituency since the last five elections.
Punjab’s average monthly household income is ₹16,000, higher than eligibility threshold of ₹12,000.
A senior Congress leader said the party is willing to concede just one parliamentary seat, Sangrur, to AAP. The party does not have a formidable contender there and the AAP needs the seat to field its state president Bhagwant Mann.
In 2014 parliamentary polls, the party had fielded three Hindus — Ambika Soni from Anandpur Sahib, Sunil Jakhar from Ferozepur and Vijay Inder Singla from Sangrur. All three had lost in three-way split of votes with the entry of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, state party chief Sunil Jakhar and general secretary in-charge of Punjab affairs Asha Kumari met former prime minister Manmohan Singh at his residence in New Delhi on Sunday evening at 5pm urging him to contest from Amritsar.
Lok Sabha elections: Though a political rally, Rahul will hand over debt waiver certificates to landless farmers and labourers. But party leaders say the rally theme is likely to be “jawan” not “kisan”.
Rahul Gandhi was to sound the poll bugle for the Lok Sabha elections in Punjab with launch of debt relief scheme for farm labourers and landless farmers, approved by the state cabinet on Saturday.
The cricketer-turned-politician crossed the mark of 5 lakh followers on Thursday, more than three months after reactivating his account. By Friday, the number had jumped to 5.14 lakh. He has beaten chief minister Amarinder Singh, who joined the site in March 2011 and has 4.85 lakh followers
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Though credited with starting Adampur-Delhi daily flights and four-laning highways to Hoshiarpur, BJP MP from Hoshiarpur and Union minister Vijay Sampla is criticised for being missing from his constituency after he becoming a minister.
Along with the The Punjab Legislative Assembly (Salaries and Allowances of Members) Amendment Bill , the assembly passed three more bills, including the one to hike the stamp duty.
Manmohan Singh’s term in the Rajya Sabha is ending on June 14 this year. The term of another Congress Rajya MP, Santiuse Kujur, also elected from Assam, will end at the same time.
Ministers accuse own govt of ‘colluding’ with Akalis; cornered over Pulwama remark, Sidhu dubs Majithia ‘a smuggler, a thief’; AAP asks CM to quit saying his colleagues accused him of shielding ex-minister.
Navjot Sidhu said that he won’t be cowed down by trolls for his comments on the Pulwama attack but the Akali Dal and the BJP have demanded that the Congress expel him from the party..
Speaker tells parliamentary affairs minister Brahm Mohindra to ensure attendance of ministers, officers
Navjot Singh Sidhu gets bullet-proof Land Cruiser from Punjab CM’s fleet over ‘higher threat perception’
The move comes after the home department headed by the Punjab CM Amarinder Singh enhanced his cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu’s security cover to ‘Z Plus’ category.
Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar will kick-start preparations for Lok Sabha elections by holding meetings in each of the 13 parliamentary segments.
Two committees of the Punjab assembly have already visited the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the last two months. The first committee went in October this year to study its local government model and the second went to study the welfare of the Dalits.
Rahul didn’t ask me to go, I went on Imran Khan’s personal invite: Navjot Singh Sidhu on Pakistan visit
Sidhu’s visit to Pakistan for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor had recieved criticism over his praise of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and a photo taken with a Khalistani leader.
Punjab Jails and cooperation minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said the Sikh community is thankful to Pakistan’s Imran Khan government for opening up the corridor. But Assembly speaker Rana KP Singh too hailed CM Amarinder Singh’s move saying Amarinder is as true a Sikh as he is a nationalist.
The Punjab State Legislature (Prevention of Disqualification) (Amendment) Bill, 2018, was tabled by Amarinder Singh-led government to placate the sulking MLAs after cabinet expansion in April this year.
In line of fire from a section of his own party for the failure of talks, Bajwa accuses leaders spearheading the morcha of changing goalposts.
Questions being raised within Congress on timing of sabbatical in view of Amritsar tragedy; CM’s media adviser says he will also pay homage at Gallipoli to soldiers from his regiment who lost their lives in World War-I
Both SAD-BJP and Sidhu loyalists posted videos making claims and counter-claims over what happened.
On Sunday, the congregation became a ragtag bunch of radicals, written-off politicians and ambitious Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rebels joining ranks to take on the government.
The Badals are not the Akali Dal. If a vote on most unpopular persons of Punjab is held today, they will win hands down, says Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar
Updated on Oct 14, 2018 09:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRamesh Vinayak and Sukhdeep Kaur
Punjab’s anti-drug STF had arrested ex-inspector Inderjit last year with drugs and arms.