A 1983-batch IAS officer, Suresh Kumar, who was pulled out of retirement by Amarinder, is his most trusted bureaucrat. Owing to his closeness to the CM, who has virtually given him a free hand to run the government, Kumar is often referred to as the most powerful man in Punjab today
Sources said Amarinder and Kumari are likely to meet AICC president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Monday and discuss the issue
“Full loan waiver for farmers, eradication of drug problem within a month, job for a member in each household, Rs 2,500 unemployment allowance and smartphones for the youth, Rs 1,500 pension for the elderly – the Congress made all sorts of promises in the run-up to the Assembly polls to come to power,” it said.
Sikki alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was responsible for two Indian soldiers from Khadoor Sahib constituency losing their lives at the border earlier this year.
Members of Beant’s family, including his son Tej Prakash, daughter Gurkanwal Kaur and grandsons Gurkirat and Ravneet Singh Bittu (MP), joined the state-level function organised by the Punjab government.
The legislators are now preparing a revised representation to include the signatures their interested colleagues. The first representation was submitted to the CM on August 23. On Tuesday, over two dozen met Punjab Congress chief Sunil Kumar Jakhar and urged him to impress upon the Chief Minister to take action against Majithia.
Addressing a press conference, Khaira said the rejection of Vigilance Bureau’s cancellation report in the Amritsar Improvement Trust land scam case, involving Capt Amarinder Singh, by the Mohali Special Court Judge Jaswinder Singh on August 24 called for “impartial, transparent and fair trial”.
A delegation of over two dozen Congress MLAs met Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar at Congress Bhavan here for over an hour and discussed the issue. The development is being viewed as building revolt against the government with about 40 MLAs out of a total of 77 seeking action.
Shaking hands with Punjab Police and central forces’ personnel and patting their backs while distributing fruits and cold drinks, Amarinder’s day-long tour to say “thank you” began from Mansa.
The Chief Minister said it was for the centre to take any decisionAon ordering a probe into the collapse of law and order that led to the anarchy and violence in Panchkula and other parts of Haryana, Punjab and Delhi on Friday
The CM said the curfew had been lifted in three districts of the state and relaxed in the other areas where it was imposed yesterday.
This is not for the first time that Amarinder has taken a stand different from Congress
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh conviction aftermath: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also condemned the violence against media saying, saying, nobody in the right mind can accept anything like this.
At the meeting Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa was the first to state that should have given total waiver. Other ministers then are learnt to have joined the chorus.
Justice Gill Commission was constituted to conduct an inquiry after several number of complaints of cases allegedly due to Akalis excesses.