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26-Nov-2015 New Delhi

Punjab Congress president, CLP leader resign; reshuffle on cards

After uncertainty in recent months, the Punjab Congress is headed for a reshuffle after state Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa and Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar resigned from their posts, party general secretary Shakeel Ahmad said...

05-Nov-2015 Kotkapura

Rahul Gandhi meets families of firing victims in Punjab

Clearly aimed at getting political mileage against the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in Punjab, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrived in Faridkot district on Thursday to meet families of two victims of police firing last month.Rahul,...

30-Oct-2015 Amritsar

Introspect on sacrilege issue, Congress tells Punjab CM

Blaming the Punjab government for "miserable failure" of state police in controlling the situation after sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, the Punjab Congress on Friday asked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to introspect as to why the intelligence set-up totally...

01-Jun-2015 Chandigarh

Punjab Congress demands probe into snooping on leaders

The opposition Congress in Punjab on Monday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged snooping on political leaders and others by the state government and its agencies, especially Punjab Police.In a letter to the chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High...

22-May-2015 Chandigarh

Modi government has betrayed farmers: Rajiv Shukla

Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Shukla on Friday accused the Narendra Modi government of betraying the farmers.Dubbing the amendments to the land acquisition legislation as the 'Life Acquisition Act', he said the one-year rule of the Modi government...

20-May-2015 New Delhi

Congress urges President to dismiss Punjab government

The Congress on Wednesday demanded dismissal of the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in Punjab and imposition of President's rule on account of "total administrative and constitutional failure" in the state.Congress leaders Shakeel Ahmad, Harish...

15-May-2015 Chandigarh

Go to your old age home, Congress tells Badal

With another case of alleged harassment of two teenaged Dalit girls by staff of a private bus owned by a ruling Akali Dal leader in Punjab's Muktsar district, the opposition Congress slammed the state government for the law and order breakdown and suggested...

02-May-2015 Chandigarh

Badals lack courage to meet Moga victim's family: Congress

As protests increased over the death of a Dalit girl after being pushed out of a moving bus owned by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's transport company, state Congress chief Pratap Singh Bajwa on Saturday said Chief Minister Parkash Singh...

02-May-2015 Sirhind

Congress blocks trains in Punjab for farmers' cause

Congress leaders and activists in Punjab blocked trains at some places in Punjab on Saturday, demanding the state and central governments take immediate steps to help farmers who have been affected by the recent unseasonal rains and erratic weather.Congress activists...

29-Dec-2014 Chandigarh

Congress wants Sukhbir Badal booked for sedition

The Congress Monday demanded Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal should be booked for sedition for his Shiromani Akali Dal's decision to hold protests against the Border Security Force (BSF) over the issue of drug smuggling."The decision...

03-Dec-2014 Chandigarh

Congress slams Punjab govt for paddy procurement mess

The opposition Congress in Punjab Wednesday slammed the Punjab government for mismanagement in the procurement of paddy. Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa, in a statement here, said that the Punjab government headed by Chief Minister Parkash...

26-Nov-2014 Chandigarh

Punjab Congress chief seeks CBI probe into drugs racket

Punjab Congress president Pratap Singh Bajwa Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order a probe by the CBI or by a sitting judge of the Supreme Court on the drugs racket in the state.In a letter to Modi, Bajwa sought his personal intervention in...

05-Sep-2014 Chandigarh

Punjab claims on central assistance exposed: Partap Singh Bajwa

With union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley categorically rejecting higher financial assistance to Punjab and arguing that its devolution was already high, the state government's claims stand exposed, opposition Congress party said Friday.Punjab Congress president...

12-Aug-2014 Chandigarh

Farmers, industry shifting to Haryana from Punjab: Partap Singh Bajwa

Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa Tuesday said farmers and industry in Punjab's border areas adjoining Haryana were shifting to the neighbouring state due to the deteriorating environment in Punjab."People on the border of Haryana are shifting their...

09-Aug-2014 Chandigarh

Badal government curbing right to protest: Partap Singh Bajwa

The opposition Congress in Punjab Saturday slammed the Badal government for allegedly curbing the democratic right of the people to protest.Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa, in a statement, condemned the "repression let loose by the state government...

08-Aug-2014 Chandigarh

Disobey Akali orders, Punjab Congress chief tells police

Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa Friday openly called on Punjab Police personnel to disobey orders of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal leaders."I urge the policemen in the state to listen to the voice of their conscience rather than following the...

20-Jul-2014 Chandigarh

Badal trying to flare up situation : Partap Singh Bajwa

Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa Sunday said Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was trying to flare up the situation in Punjab and Haryana over the issue of creation of the Haryana Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC).In a statement here,...

17-Jul-2014 Chandigarh

Punjab agri-summit expenses a wastage, says Congress

Accusing the Parkash Singh Badal government in Punjab of not achieving anything from the agriculture summit held February this year, the Congress Thursday termed the entire exercise as a wasteful expenditure.Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa slammed...

05-Jun-2014 Chandigarh

Congress seeks abetment to suicide case against Punjab minister

With a senior education department officer in Punjab allegedly committing suicide, the opposition Congress Thursday demanded that a case of abetment to suicide be registered against the state education minister.The officer, Vinod Kumar, who was indicted in...

07-May-2014 Chandigarh

Congress alleges vendetta against workers in Punjab

Punjab's opposition Congress Wednesday urged Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal to intervene in the "political vendetta" allegedly unleashed on its workers by activists of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal.In a letter to the chief minister here, Punjab Congress...

27-Apr-2014 Pathankot (Punjab)

Bajwa proposes death penalty for drug smugglers

Punjab Congress president Pratap Singh Bajwa Sunday said that he would bring in a legislation proposing death penalty for those indulging in drugs trade.Bajwa, a sitting Congress MP from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat and the party's candidate against BJP's Vinod...

12-Apr-2014 Pathankot/Gurdaspur

Badal making mockery of the electoral system: Bajwa

The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Partap Singh Bajwa, said the fifth time Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, had made a mockery of the elecoral system and the Election Commission of India by openly calling upon the industrialists in Jalandhar...

11-Mar-2014 Chandigarh

Congress, Manpreet Badal's party tie-up in Punjab

Punjab's main opposition Congress and the Manpreet Badal-led People's Party of Punjab (PPP) Tuesday announced their alliance for the April 30 election for 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state.The alliance was announced here by state Congress president Pratap Singh...

10-Mar-2014 Chandigarh

Congress opposes Akali Dal rally at religious event

Punjab's opposition Congress Monday complained to the Election Commission against the state's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal holding a political rally during the Hola Mohalla celebrations in the Sikh holy town of Anandpur Sahib next week.In the complaint to the poll...

10-Oct-2013 Sangrur

Rahul lavishly praises PM, calls him his political guru

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who recently embarrassed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by terming the ordinance on convicted lawmakers "nonsense", Thursday heaped praise on him, calling him his "political guru" and lauding his contribution.Addressing a...

10-Oct-2013 Sangrur

Rahul showers praises on PM at Punjab rally

Having embarrassed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by terming a government ordinance on convicted politicians as "nonsense", Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday showered praises on him, saying "what he (prime minister) had done for the country, no one...

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