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Captain Amarinder Singh is having seat-sharing talks with ‘anti-farmer BJP’, says Congress leader

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Attacking former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who resigned from Congress and formed a new party, state Transport Minister Amarinder Singh Raja on Tuesday said Captain is having seat-sharing talks with “anti-farmer Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)”.“Dear Capt Amarinder Singh Sahab, in your letter to Congress President you cited Punjab Congress Chief Sardar Navjot Singh Sidhu ‘Hugging’ Pak Army Chief and Pak PM as your reason to leave the party. (But) you now are ‘Seat Sharing’ with Anti-Farmer BJP,” tweeted the minister. Earlier on Tuesday, former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the Congress and announced a new party ‘Punjab Lok Congress’ ahead of Punjab Assembly elections.In his resignation letter to Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi, Captain called Navjot Singh Sidhu as “an acolyte of Pakistani deep state”.“Despite my profound reservations and over the unanimous advice of almost all…

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Amarinder Singh resigns from Congress

Patiala (Punjab) [India]: Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the Congress party and announced a new party ‘Punjab Lok Congress’ ahead of Punjab Assembly elections.“I have today sent my resignation to @INCIndia President Ms Sonia Gandhi ji, listing my reasons for the resignation. ‘Punjab Lok Congress’ is the name of the new party. The registration is pending approval with the @ECISVEEP. The party symbol will be approved later,” Amarinder Singh tweeted. Singh had resigned in September as the chief minister and had announced that he will be quitting the Congress after months of a rift with Congress state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.He had resigned ahead of Congress legislature party meeting which was called amid unending factional battles in the ruling Congress in the state. Singh was replaced by Charanjit Singh Channi as the chief minister of the state.

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Will hold seat-sharing talks with BJP soon, says Captain Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday reiterated that he will soon launch his own party and hold talks for seat-sharing with Bharatiya Janata Party for the upcoming state Assembly polls.“I will soon launch my own party and will hold talks for seat-sharing with BJP, breakaway Akali factions and others for Punjab elections once farmers’ issue is resolved. I want to build a strong collective force in the interest of Punjab and its farmers,” Captain Amarinder Singh said today. Earlier on Saturday, Singh’s media advisor Raveen Thukral refuted the reports of backend talks with Congress.“Reports of backend talks with Congress are incorrect. The time for rapprochement is over. I am grateful to Sonia Gandhi ji for her support but will not stay in Congress now,” Thukral quoted Captain Amarinder Singh as saying.Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had pulled out of the…

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‘Amarinder, loyal CM of BJP’

Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday hit out at former Chief Minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh calling him a loyal Chief Minister of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Chandigarh [India] : “We the 78 MLAs of Congress, could never imagine, what we received an arm-twisted, ED controlled BJP loyal Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh… who sold the interests of Punjab to save his skin! You were the negative force stalling Justice & development of Punjab,” Sidhu said in a tweet. Sidhu also mentioned the defeat Amarinder Singh’s party faced after he broke away from the Akali Dal in 1992 and formed a new political party.“You wanted to close doors on me, as I was raising voice of the People, speaking truth to power! Last time you formed your own party, you lost your ballot, garnering only 856 votes … People…

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Punjab : New party

Chandigarh [India] : Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain (retired) Amarinder Singh announced on Wednesday that he will soon share the name and symbol of his new party once it is confirmed by the Election Commission.“Yes, I will be forming a new party. The name will be announced once the Election Commission clears it, along with the symbol. My lawyers are working on it,” Singh said in Chandigarh. Amarinder Singh addressed the press conference sharing the details of the achievements of his 4.5 years of government in Punjab.Earlier, Amarinder Singh media advisor Raveen Thukral had announced through a series of Tweets, former Punjab Chief Minister will launch a party of his own.In the tweets earlier, Singh had also claimed that his new political outfit might form an alliance with the BJP too if the issues of farmer protest are resolved in the interest of farmers.Singh…

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Slams Captain over ‘hopeful of tie-up with BJP’

Terming Captain Amarinder Singh’s statement on aligning Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as “shocking”, Congress General Secretary and party’s Punjab in Charge Harish Rawat on Wednesday said that the former Chief Minister has killed the “secular Amarinder” within him. New Delhi [India] : Rawat after meeting with party leader Rahul Gandhi told ANI that Amarinder Singh was a symbol of “Sarvdharm Sambhav” and was connected to Congress’ traditions for a long time. “If he (Amarinder Singh) wants to eat crow and go with BJP, he can. Who can stop him if he can’t stay with his old commitment to secularism? He was considered a symbol of “Sarvdharm Sambhav” and was connected to Congress’ traditions for a long time. If he wants to go, he should,” said Rawat.“Who can forgive BJP that has kept farmers at the borders for 10 months? Can Punjab forgive them for…

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“Will stand by Rahul, Priyanka”

New Delhi [India]: Amidst political jostling in ruling Congress in Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), stressed that he does not aspire to be at a throne and will stand by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.While extending his greetings on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Sidhu tweeted, “Will uphold principles of Gandhi Ji and Shastri Ji … Post or No Post, will stand by @RahulGandhi and @priyankagandhi! Let all negative forces try to defeat me, but with every ounce of positive energy will make Punjab win, Punjabiyat (Universal Brotherhood) win and every Punjabi win !!” On September 28, Sidhu resigned as the chief of the Punjab Unit of Congress. However, party sources say that his resignation has not been accepted yet.“The collapse of a man’s character stems from the compromise corner, I can never…

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“Comedy of errors”: Captain on Congress crisis

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday slammed the Congress over the preposterous lies being floated by various party leaders in a clear bid to cover up their mishandling of the crisis in the state.Pointing to the conflicting numbers shared by Harish Rawat and Randeep Surjewala on the purported letter received by the party’s central leadership expressing lack of confidence against him, Captain Amarinder termed it a “comedy of errors”. His remarks came after Surjewala claimed that 78 of the 79 Punjab Congress MLAs had written to the party leadership seeking Captain Amarinder’s ouster. Interestingly, just a day earlier, Harish Rawat had, in a press statement, said that 43 MLAs had written to the high command on the issue.“It seems the entire party has become imbued with Navjot Singh Sidhu’s sense of comic theatrics,” he quipped, retorting, “Next they…

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“Everything is fine in Congress”

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Amid the ongoing crisis in Punjab Congress, state cabinet minister Pargat Singh said everything is fine in the party.Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday called on Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned as the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief. Held at Punjab Bhawan, the meeting was attended by the state cabinet minister Pargat Singh and leaders like Pawan Goyal, Kuljit Nagra and Harish Chaudhary. The meeting lasted for around 3 hours. “Everything is fine,” Pargat Singh told media after the meeting. However, all the other leaders refused to comment after the meeting.Meanwhile, the Punjab Congress is likely to form a coordination committee for the better functioning of the state government, said sources.According to sources, the Coordination Committee will comprise Chief Minister Charanjeet Singh Channi, AICC Incharge of Punjab Harish Rawat, senior Congress leader Ambika Soni, state party chief Navjot…

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Will quit Congress but won’t join BJP, says Amarinder Singh

Amid the ongoing turmoil in Punjab Congress, former state chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that he would quit the Congress party but won’t be joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], September 30 : In an official statement, he said that he had no intention of continuing in the Congress, and said that his affiliation with the party was going downhill with senior leaders being completely ignored and not given a voice in the party. Dismissing all speculation ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections, Amarinder said he would leave the Congress where he had been utterly humiliated and was not trusted. “I will resign…will not stay in the party,” he said, adding that he was still thinking through his options in the interest of Punjab, whose security was the predominant priority for him. “I will not be treated in…

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Amarinder meets Ajit Doval

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh met National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval at his residence on Thursday. New Delhi [India], September 30 : Captain Amarindar Singh had on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the ongoing farmers’ agitation and urged him to resolve the crisis by immediately repealing the three farm laws. The meeting came amid fresh turmoil in Punjab Congress with the sudden resignation of state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and led to speculation that the Congress leader may be warming up to the BJP.Amarinder Singh had resigned as Chief Minister on September 18 and had told the media that the Congress leadership had let him down. He had also taken a dig at Sidhu over his resignation, saying he is not a stable man.The meeting took place amid efforts of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to…

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Captain at Amit Shah’s residence

New Delhi [India]: Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh reached the residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Wednesday amid a fresh crisis in the ruling Congress in the state.Amarinder Singh, who stepped down as Chief Minister earlier this month, had reached Delhi on Tuesday. The Congress leader had told reporters on his arrival in the national capital that he had come to Delhi to vacate Kapurthala House. He had also said that he was not going to meet any political leader.“I am here to vacate Kapurthala House (the official residence of Punjab Chief Minister in New Delhi). I am not going to meet any politician here,” he had told reporters.Singh’s visit to Delhi has coincided with Congress in Punjab reeling under fresh crisis following resignation of PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday. A minister and some other leaders considered…

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Not going to meet any politician, says Captain Amarinder Singh as he arrives in Delhi

New Delhi [India]: Former Punjab Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh who arrived in the national capital on Tuesday said that he has come to Delhi to vacate Kapurthala House, further clarifying that he is not going to meet any politician during his visit.Speaking to reporters at the Delhi airport, Singh said, “I am here to vacate Kapurthala House (the official residence of Punjab Chief Minister in New Delhi). I am not going to meet any politician here.” Further responding to a question on Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation today, the former Chief Minister said, “This man (Navjot Singh Sidhu) is unstable.”Amid various speculations over Singh’s Delhi visit, his media advisor Raveen Thukral had earlier in the day said that the former is on a personal visit to the national capital.“Too much being read into Cap Amarinder Singh’s visit…

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Hope Amarinder Singh won’t hurt Cong interests, says Ashok Gehlot

Amid political turmoil in Punjab, Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said that he hopes that Captain Amarinder Singh would not take any step which would hurt the party’s interests. Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], September 19 : Taking to Twitter, Gehlot tweeted, “I hope that Captain Amarinder Singh Ji will not take any such step which will harm the Congress party. Captain Sahib himself said that the party had kept him as Chief Minister for nine and a half years. He has served the people of Punjab by working to the best of his ability.” “The direction in which our country is going due to fascist forces, is a matter of grave concern. Therefore, at such a time, the responsibility of all Congressmen is to rise above ourselves and think in the interest of the party and the country,” the Chief Minister added.…

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Cong likely to appoint two Deputy CMs along with CM in Punjab: Sources

After Congress MLAs passed a resolution allowing Sonia Gandhi to name Captain Amarinder Singh’s successor as he stepped down as the Chief Minister of Punjab, sources have indicated that there is a possibility of appointing two Deputy Chief Ministers along with the Chief Minister. Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], September 19 : Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as the chief minister of Punjab on Saturday following months of infighting between him and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. Sources close to Sidhu said, “Whatever name is agreed for the Chief Minister, it will be accompanied by two deputy Chief Ministers. However, the decisions of Deputy Chief Ministers will depend on who has been named as the Chief Minister.”This development is witnessed just months before the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections Ambika Soni cites health reasons; declines Punjab CM post offer: Sources Congress leader Ambika Soni…

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Sonia Gandhi to decide next CM of Punjab: Pawan Goel

Working president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Pawan Goel said that Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi would take the decision on the next Chief Minister of state on Sunday. Panchkula (Haryana) [India], September 19 : However, he refused to comment on the prospective candidate for the post of Punjab CM. Speaking to media persons, Goel said: “A meeting of MLAs was held with Harish Rawat and Ajay Maken yesterday. The MLAs have sent their opinions to Sonia Gandhi.”“A resolution was passed that Congress chief’s decision will be final on this matter. Today you will get to know her decision,” the Congress leader said.CLP, earlier on Saturday, unanimously passed a resolution to give Congress chief Sonia Gandhi power to nominate the new Chief Minister of Punjab after Captain Amarinder Singh stepped down.The second resolution passed by the CLP praised Amarinder Singh.Chief Minister Captain…

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‘Humiliated’ Capt Amarinder Singh says options open, will decide future political course of action when time comes

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday resigned as Chief Minister of Punjab, citing continued humiliation by the Congress leadership over the past two months.The Chief Minister made it clear that he would explore and exercise his future options when the time comes. Captain Amarinder Singh said he would decide his future political course of action in consultation with his supporters who have stood by him for over five decades.“There is always an option, and I will use that option when the time comes…at the moment I am still in Congress,” he said after submitting his resignation.“I was humiliated three times by the Congress leadership in the past two months…they called the MLAs to Delhi twice and now convened CLP here in Chandigarh today,” said Captain Amarinder, adding that he had decided and informed Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the morning that he…

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Capt Amarinder Singh steps down as Punjab Chief Minister

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Embattled Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh stepped down from his post on Saturday ahead of the meeting of party legislators in the faction-ridden state unit as the party high command decided to effect a change of guard in the border state ahead of assembly polls early next year.The Chief Minister went to meet Governor Banwari Lal Purohit to hand over his resignation. The move came as factionalism again surfaced in the state unit with sections opposed to him requesting a meeting of Congress Legislature Party.

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‘Captain is BJP’s ‘swatantar fauji’ in Congress’

Former union minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday said that Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s “ill-tempered rant” against her proves that he is rattled after being told not to demonise the peaceful and patriotic farmers of Punjab. Chandigarh (Punjab) [India] September 16 : “The chief minister is bending over backwards to dance to the tunes of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) just because that party had bailed him out of his intra-party crisis by using the threat of central agencies against the Congress MLAs who had rebelled against him. The whole world knows that Captain Amarinder Singh is BJP’s “swatantar fauji” in the Congress and that he is doing everything to keep his real bosses happy,” Badal said. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader was commenting on what she called the outbursts of an embarrassed chief minister who…

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Punjab orders high alert following arrest of members of ISI-backed terrorist module

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered high alert in the state following the arrest of four more members of an ISI-backed terrorist module involved in a bid to blow up an oil tanker with an IED tiffin bomb last month, making it the fourth case of a Pakistani terror module being busted in the state in the past 40 days.Two Pak-based terrorists, including a Pakistani Intelligence Officer, have also been identified and nominated in the case, in which one person was arrested earlier, DGP Dinkar Gupta disclosed on Wednesday. Taking a serious note of the increased attempts by terror groups to disturb the state’s peace, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the police to be on high alert, particularly in view of schools and educational institutions reopening, as well as the festival season and the Assembly polls ahead.…

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Neeraj Chopra thanks Punjab CM for hosting dinner for Olympians, says ‘it shows how much he loves sports’

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra appreciated Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for hosting a dinner for Olympic medallists and participants and expressed gratitude for giving the highest levels of respect to sportspersons.“I am feeling happy that for the first time any chief minister is taking out time like this for sportspersons. This shows how much he loves sports and sportspersons. I thank him for giving us so much respect,” said Chopra while speaking to reporters in Chandigarh about the dinner hosted by the Chief Minister at his farmhouse in Mohali on Wednesday. The Chief Minister was seen serving his guests personally, straight out of the ‘patilas’ in which he had cooked his choicest dishes earlier during the day.“I started at 11 in the morning. Most of it was done by around 5 pm., and then it was time for some…

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Punjab ministers write to Amarinder Singh, demands to make Batala city a district

Chandigarh [India]: Two Punjab ministers Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Saturday wrote to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and demanded that Batala city should be created as the 24th district of the state ‘to honour the wish of the people and overall development of this area’.The ministers accentuated that Batala is a historic town but has not received the focus it deserved. They also demanded that along with this, the historic towns of Fatehgarh Churian and Sri Hargobindpur or Ghuman should also be turned into new sub-divisions of the new district of Batala.They pointed out that Batala was an important city of Punjab with which rich historical, religious, social and literary heritage is associated. Batala was the oldest city of Punjab after Bathinda which was founded in 1465 and also the eighth-largest city in the state in terms of the…

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“India continues to be pluralistic”

Chandigarh [India]: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday said that India continues to be a pluralistic country that has the unique distinction of being home to almost every faith in the world.Addressing a special session to commemorate the 400th Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur at the Punjab Legislative Assembly today, the Chief Minister said, “India has unique cultural tradition. When we call Indianness, this is the idea of India. Our ancient texts have expressed the idea of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’-the world is one family’. In Sikhism, we have a concept of ‘Sarbat da bhala’ meaning welfare of entire humanity.” “It was to uphold the right of people of this land to peacefully follow the faith of their choice, that Guru Sahab (Guru Teg Bahadur) gave his ‘shahadat’. By doing so he set a unique example in the history of sacrificing his…

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‘All is not well’ in Punjab Congress

Chandigarh [India]: Amid the ongoing rift in the Punjab Congress, AICC state in-charge Harish Rawat on Thursday revealed that all is not well in the party but claimed that state Congress is heading towards the ‘all is well’ situation.“I won’t say all is well, but we are heading towards it. I do not want to hide from you. We are trying to solve the issue,” Rawat told media persons here. This comes after Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee general secretary Pargat Singh on Sunday questioned AICC state in-charge Harish Rawat over the decision that Congress will contest the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.Singh, who is believed to be close to Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, said, “When all the MLAs had met the three-member Kharge Committee constituted by the party high command in Delhi three months…

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‘It looks very nice’: Amarinder on Jallianwala Bagh

​Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday termed the government’s revamp of the Jallianwala Bagh memorial “very nice”. Singh’s remark came hours after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called it an “insult of martyrs”. Amritsar, Punjab India, August 31 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday termed the government’s revamp of the Jallianwala Bagh memorial “very nice”. Singh’s remark came hours after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called it an “insult of martyrs”.  “I don’t know what has been removed. To me it looks very nice,” Amarinder remarked.  Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi on Twitter tagged a media report on the outrage on social media over the alleged changes at the Jallianwala Bagh memorial complex with many claiming that it was “destroying history” in the name of a makeover. Gandhi’s attack came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated to the nation the…

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“Jallianwala Bagh Smarak: Reminder of right to protest”

Chandigarh [India]: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that Jallianwala Bagh Smarak must serve as a reminder for the future generations about the right of the people to peaceful democratic protest.Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh Smarak. In an oblique reference to the ongoing agitation of peacefully protesting farmers, the Chief Minister in an official statement said that the Smarak, along with the Jallianwala Bagh centenary memorial recently dedicated to the people by the state government, should serve to remind our leaders of the inalienable right of Indians to conduct peaceful democratic protests, which could not be stifled, as the British also learnt from the Jallianwala Bagh incident.The Smarak and the Centenary Memorial established by the state government “seek to pay tribute to the great martyrs so that history may always remember their…

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Sidhu takes his war with Punjab CM to next level

Speaking at an event in Amritsar, Sidhu said that he has told the party high command in Delhi that if he is not allowed to take decisions, ‘he won’t spare anyone’.The squabble in Punjab Congress is intensifying by the day with party’s state unit president Navjot Singh Sidhu refusing to announce any ‘ceasefire’ in his battle against Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.  New Delhi, India, August 27 Speaking at an event in Amritsar, Sidhu said that he has told the party high command in Delhi that if he is not allowed to take decisions, ‘he won’t spare anyone’. “Eent se eent baja dunga,” Sidhu is heard saying in a video of his speech shared by news agency ANI. Sidhu remark has come at a time when the Congress top brass is said to be miffed with him over recent remarks of his two advisors. Earlier…

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Punjab CM inaugurates Jallianwala Bagh Centenary

Amritsar (Punjab) [India], August 14 : At an emotionally charged event, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday inaugurated the Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Memorial Park in the memory of people martyred in the massacre of April 13, 1919.With the families of many martyrs looking on, Singh said that while the original memorial had been built to remember people who were known to have been killed in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, this second memorial was a tribute to all those unknown martyrs who laid down their lives in the massacre. “Nobody knows the exact number of lives lost. Though the Deputy Commissioner (DC) office has the names of only 448 who fell to the bullets of the British led by General Dyer who fired on the orders of the then Governor of Punjab Michael O’ Dwyer, with 1250 bullets fired on that day, the…

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Punjab mandates vaccine or RT-PCR to enter

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday made both doses of COVID-19 vaccination or negative RTPCR report mandatory for all those entering the state from August 16.Strict monitoring will be done particularly of those coming from Himachal Pradesh and Jammu, which are showing increased positivity. Amid reports of COVID-19 cases in schools, the Chief Minister has also directed that only fully vaccinated teaching and non-teaching staff, or those recently recovered from COVID, should physically teach in schools and colleges, with an online learning option to remain available to all children.He further ordered prioritisation of teachers and non-teaching staff for vaccination, with special camps to be held to ensure that all are covered with the first dose within this month and those due for the 2nd dose to be also prioritised. Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu suggested reducing the gap between…

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Punjab : New covid rules for visiting state

The Punjab government has made negative Covid-19 report or full vaccination mandatory for all people intending to visit the state from August 16. New, Delhi, India, August 14 : The Punjab government has made negative Covid-19 report or full vaccination mandatory for all people intending to visit the state. The new rule will come into effect from Monday.  The government has also asked agencies to ensure strict monitoring particularly of those coming from Himachal Pradesh and Jammu, which are showing increased Covid-19 positivity. According to a statement issued by the state government, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has said that all persons intending to visit the state shall carry their Covid-19 vaccine certificate (double doses) or a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours w.e.f. August 16. Punjab on Friday reported 89 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the infection count to 5,99,846.…

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Punjab CM likely to meet PM today

New Delhi [India], August 11 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital on Wednesday, sources said.According to the sources, Singh is likely to meet PM Modi at around 6 pm. Last month, the Punjab CM had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to resume dialogue with the agitating farmers and resolve their issues because there is a danger that powers across the border “may try to play upon the charged emotions of our proud, sincere, and hard-working farmers.”He had outlined that farmers have been protesting for the past seven months and their demonstrations have been peaceful more or less. He also had cited “cross-border threat” by ISI-backed groups.The Punjab CM will also be meeting the Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya at 4 pm today, the sources said.Amarinder Singh…

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Punjab CM to meet Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi [India], August 10 : Punjab Chief Minister Amrinder Singh would meet Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday in the national capital. Singh is likely to discuss the state’s Cabinet expansion and reshuffle of ministers with the Congress chief ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections.This will be the first meeting between both the leaders after Navjot Singh Sidhu was appointed as president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC). Navjot Singh Sidhu took over as the chief of the Punjab unit of Congress last month replacing Congress leader Sunil Jakhar.Singh had earlier said that his government and party leadership would work unitedly towards steering Congress to victory in the ensuing assembly elections.Earlier on Thursday, political strategist Prashant Kishor had tendered his resignation from the post of Principal Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

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Political strategist Prashant Kishor resigns as advisor to Punjab CM

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Political strategist Prashant Kishor on Thursday tendered his resignation from the post of Principal Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections.In his resignation letter, Kishor stated that as he decided to take a temporary break from an active role in public life, he will not be able to discharge his duties as the Principal Advisor to the Punjab CM. Kishor’s letter read, “As you are aware, in view of my decision to take a temporary break from active role in public life, I have not been able to take over the responsibilities as your Principal Advisor.”“Since I am yet to decide on my future course of action, I write to request you to kindly relieve me from this responsibility. I take this opportunity to thank you for considering me for this position,” added the…

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Navjot Singh Sidhu may get bigger role

Navjot Singh Sidhu had met both Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday amid his ongoing tussle with Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh. Amid continued infighting in the Punjab Congress, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu may have gained crucial lead in his fight against Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. If sources are to be believed, Sidhu may get an important role in the party after an organisational revamp. Sources said that taking the anti-incumbency factor into consideration, the three-member committee has suggested reshuffle in the cabinet. Sources further added that Congress’ central leadership is upset with CM Captain Amarinder Singh. Sidhu, a former state minister, on Wednesday met party leader Rahul Gandhi and India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Priyanka Gandhi  in New Delhi. Though there was no word about what transpired during the crucial meeting, there was speculation that Sidhu may agree to his new role that the Gandhis have…