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18-Jan-2017 Amritsar

Navjot Singh Sidhu files nomination from Amritsar East

Two days after joining the Congress, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu filed his nomination from Amritsar East seat on Wednesday.Sidhu had termed his joining the Congress on Sunday as a "homecoming"."This time the victory will be of Punjab,...

17-Jan-2017 Patiala

Sonia will decide Congress CM candidate in Punjab : Amarinder Singh

Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday that he did not know if he was the Chief Ministerial candidate and that it was up to party President Sonia Gandhi to decide.Singh was interacting with the media in his hometown Patiala before filing...

17-Jan-2017 Patiala

Capt Amarinder rules out any alliance, confident of 2/3rds majority

Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ruled out an alliance with any party, asserting that the Congress would sweep the assembly elections with 2/3rds majority.Dismissing as ridiculous the charges leveled by Arvind Kejriwal that he had...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Navjot Singh Sidhu refuses to comment on CM candidature

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has joined the Congress, on Monday deftly side-stepped questions on his possible chief ministerial candidature for Punjab."Gehu khet mai, beta pet mai, aur tum vivah ki phikar kar rahe ho (Wheat is in the fields, the child is...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Navjot Singh Sidhu threatens to 'expose' Sukhbir Singh Badal

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday threatened to "expose" Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal for his alleged misdeeds."You do dhanda (business) by ruining the state. I'll tell the people in Punjabi how and to whom you sold the the state. "You...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

This is homecoming for me : Navjot Singh Sidhu

A day after his formal induction into the party, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday termed his joining the Congress as his "homecoming" and launched a broadside against Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)."I am a born Congressman....

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday finally joined the Congress after a meeting with its Vice President Rahul Gandhi here.Gandhi warmly welcomed Sidhu, a former BJP MP from Amritsar, into the party fold at his residence. Sidhu's wife had earlier joined the...

14-Jan-2017 Amritsar

Navjot Sidhu is 100 per cent in Congress : Amarinder Singh

Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was already a member of the Congress and will be contesting the assembly polls."He (Navjot Singh Sidhu) is 100 per cent in the Congress, and as Navjot...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi clears Aujla as Cong candidate for Amritsar LS bypoll

Gurjit Singh Aujla has been nominated the Congress candidate for the February 4 by-poll to the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat in Punjab.Aujla’s candidature was on Friday officially approved by AICC president Sonia Gandhi.The Amritsar parliamentary seat was vacated...

13-Jan-2017 Raikot

Captain Amarinder Singh rules out total prohibition in Punjab

Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh has ruled out total prohibition in the state, saying excise was the only major source of income for Punjab but made it clear Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh has ruled out total prohibition...

13-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Ludhiana small scale industry delegation backs Congress

A delegation of the Ludhiana small scale industry on Friday met Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh to extend their support to the party in the interest of industrial revival in the state once it forms the government.Captain Amarinder assured...

13-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Severe jolt for BJP as key Ludhiana leaders join Punjab Congress

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday received a severe jolt with veteran party leader and former state minister Satpal Gosain, along with several party leaders and supporters from Ludhiana, joined the Punjab Congress, which also witnessed the induction...

12-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Capt Amarinder hits out at Harsimrat Badal for inciting violence

Strongly condemning union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal for her provocative remarks, Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday warned the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) as well as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against inciting violence, saying any...

11-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Darbari Lal returns to Punjab Congress after disillusionment with AAP

Less than a week after he was named the AAP candidate from Amritsar Central assembly segment, Darbari Lal returned to the Congress fold on Wednesday , saying he had realized the party, led by Captain Amarinder Singh, was the only hope of succour for the crisis-ridden...

10-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Kejriwal's dirty plans for Punjab exposed : Captain Amarinder Singh

Arvind Kejriwal has finally exposed his obsessive and abominable lust for Punjab’s chief ministerial position, Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday, adding that if his nefarious design succeeds then for the first time in the history...

10-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Kejriwal's dirty plans for Punjab exposed, says Capt Amarinder Singh

Arvind Kejriwal has finally exposed his obsessive and abominable lust for Punjab’s chief ministerial position, Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday, lambasting the AAP leader for misleading the people of the state with his shameful...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Akali-BJP's mismanagement of Punjab unprecedented : Dr. Manmohan Singh

Accusing the Akali Dal-BJP government of "unprecedented mismanagement" of Punjab, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday urged voters to return the Congress to power in the state."Punjab has tremendous all round potential but it has not been exploited...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Punjab Congress to promote free and fair environment for media

The Punjab Congress has, in a separate section on the Media in its manifesto, promised to encourage and strengthen the print and electronic media, which has been virtually strangulated under the Badal rule, in the state.The Congress government will promote...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Punjab Congress manifesto promises sweeping legislative, police reforms

The Punjab Congress manifesto for the Assembly elections scheduled for February 4 promises sweeping legislative and police reforms to improve the state’s law and order situation, which is in complete doldrums as a result of the criminal links and the stranglehold...

08-Jan-2017 New Delhi

SAD national political advisor joins Punjab Congress

With one more of its senior leaders discarding the party in favour of the Punjab Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday suffered yet another severe setback in the run-up to the state assembly polls.Ranjit Singh Nikra, the National Political Advisor...

06-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Captain Amarinder Singh dares Kejriwal to fight him on any seat

Even as he said he was looking forward to creating Army history by defeating General JJ Singh in Patiala, Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday once again challenged AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal to fight him in the coming Assembly elections.It...

05-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Navjot Singh Sidhu to contest in Punjab for Congress

The Congress party on Thursday said that Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest in the upcoming Punjab assembly elections as a party nominee."Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest from the constituency of his wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu," former Punjab Chief Minister and...

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