13 doctors make it to Punjab assembly; vow to strengthen health infrastructure

Punjab’s health system could go under the knife with 13 doctors making it to the state assembly this election, including 10 from the AAP which is set to form the next government. “I feel the way the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worked in Delhi in various sectors, particularly health, instilled confidence among doctors. The doctors … Read more

As party president, I take the responsibility for SAD’s defeat in Punjab polls: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said as the president of Shiromani Akali Dal, he takes responsibility for his party’s defeat in the Punjab assembly election and the SAD‘s core-committee will meet on March 14 to analyse the poll results. The Aam Aadmi Party scripted a stellar victory in Punjab on Thursday, winning a three-fourth majority … Read more

No post-poll alliance with SAD: Union minister Hardeep Puri

Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday ruled out the possibility of a post-poll alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab. The senior BJP leader categorically said the alliance of the two parties was a “bad marriage”. The SAD did not allow the saffron party to expand … Read more

TMC shows contributions of over Rs 42 lakh in FY 2020-21; Rs 1.29 crore for SAD

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has shown contributions worth over Rs 42 lakh, with most of the funds coming from party leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and party MPs. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has shown contributions worth Rs 1.29 crore in its contribution report to the Election Commission (EC). While the TMC … Read more

Bikram Singh Majithia files nomination papers from Amritsar East, says Sidhu ‘failed’ people of his constituency

Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday accused Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu of having “failed” the people of Amritsar East as their representative as he filed his nomination papers from the assembly constituency here. Majithia also alleged that Sidhu, who is the sitting MLA from Amritsar East, has not done anything … Read more

Formed coalition in interest of national security, Punjab’s progress: Amarinder Singh

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Monday said his party, the BJP and the SAD (Sanyukt) have come together in the interest of national security and progress of the state, and claimed that the coalition will win next year’s Assembly polls. Amarinder Singh had quit the Congress after his unceremonious exit as the CM and … Read more

Punjab polls: 22 farmer unions float political party named ‘Samyukt Samaj Morcha’

Around 22 farmer unions have formed a new political party named ‘Samyukt Samaj Morcha‘ which will make its electoral debut in the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections. Addressing a press conference in Chandigarh, farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said that there is a need to change the system and we want to appeal to people to … Read more

One of 2 deputy CMs to be from BSP if SAD-BSP alliance forms govt in Punjab: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said if the SAD-BSP alliance forms the next government in Punjab, one of the two deputy chief ministers will be from the Mayawati-led party. “I have announced that one of the deputy chief ministers will be from the BSP,” Badal told reporters after addressing a … Read more

SAD’s constitution case: Hoshiarpur court summons ex-CM Parkash Singh Badal

A court in Hoshiarpur has summoned former Punjab Chief Minister and SAD patriarch Parkash Singh Badal to respond to an allegation that he submitted a false undertaking to the Election Commission of India to seek SAD’s recognition as a political party. Hoshiarpur’s Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Rupinder Singh issued summons to Badal directing him to … Read more