Badal, though visibly irritated by the protest, however, finished his 12-minute speech, and later asked the protestors about their grievances.
In 2012, he was denied ticket from Jalandhar Central; this time, it is Jalandhar North
Lal Singh, considered the wise old man of the Congress, has been given forced retirement by the party as his son Rajinder Singh has been fielded from Samana.
The EC hired 19 privately trained Labradors to augment efforts of 3 sniffer dogs of Punjab Police who have been already deployed for the job.
The SP patriarch stunned party workers by declaring he would fight against Akhilesh if he did not shed his “negative approach” towards Muslims.
The UP CM further went on to tweet two photographs of the special party national convention held January 1, when he was elected the SP national president.
There are at least 26 Thakurs and 15 Brahmins in the list, too. There are 15 Jats and four Gujjars in the list and all are in western UP.
The BSP anthem is written by Bollywood lyricist Manoj Muntashir, sung by Divya Kumar and Aishwarya Nigam with Vishal Mishra as the music director.
Through RTI, I learnt that the shroud had reached the office of DGP (Intelligence) on June 28. I don’t know if they forwarded it to the PM or have dumped it somewhere,” Mukhtiar adds.
"He has not held party meetings or organised cadre camps. Mostly, he is busy with some private work in Delhi,” read a statement from BSP’s Ghaziabad unit.
Alliance between the two parties is likely to be announced anytime soon.
While he lashed out at the Badal family and accused Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal of doing business by harming the interests of the state, he appeared soft on the BJP.
AAP’s campaign against the Congress is set to revolve around tagging Sidhu a “turncoat” and playing up the “one-upmanship” between the two Congress leaders.
During a speech in Goa on January 8, Kejriwal had asked the voters to take money if offered by the Congress and the BJP, “but vote only for AAP”.
A reality show star, a fitness trainer, an international hockey player and a former policeman are among the Aam Aadmi Party candidates for Goa elections.
In Uttarkhand, reward for all inductees from Cong including three who joined in morning; Kalyan Singh’s grandson fielded in UP.
"Ticket distribution is always difficult with more than one aspirants for all seats. However, considering all social configurations and other factors the list is quite balanced taking care of all," Pradesh BJP spokesman Munna Singh Chauhan said.
Amarinder had requested the party high command for permission to contest against Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi seat.
The Election Commission on Monday recognised the faction headed by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav as the Samajwadi Party and alloted the reserved symbol 'bicycle' to it for contesting the coming assembly polls.
Releasing the list, the party's Central Election Committee's Secretary J P Nadda said it has accommodated various sections of society. The CEC had met last night to finalise candidates.
The activist-lawyer H S Phoolka, who has been fighting for justice to the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, said the Congress was betraying people by inducting Sidhu as this would lead to a confusion on who will lead the party in Punjab.
The Congress had earlier demanded an apology from Kejriwal for "insulting" the voters of the state by asking them to accept money offered by all political party, but vote for AAP.
Though, Sidhu may have called himself a born Congressman to woo the party veterans, a mention of his old statements against the Grand Old Party and its vice-president may leave him embarrassed.
After much dilly-dallying and behind the scenes maneouvering, the Congress has finally been able to get Sidhu into its fold in a move which it hopes will pay rich dividends in the Assembly polls
Following the feud between father and son over ticket distribution and control of the Samajwadi Party, the duo had approached the election commission to stake claim over the party symbol.
The list of star campaigners also feature Manish Sisodia, Satyendra Jain, Somnath Bharti, Sanjeev Jha, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Jassi Jasraj, Aman Arora, Baljinder Kaur among others.
In the letter, voters' rights regarding exercising their franchise have been described.
Lashing out at the Badal-led SAD-BJP government for allegedly failing to protect the religious fabric of Punjab, Amarinder said they had even failed to complete memorials started by the Congress in "this historic land."
"While BJP has already made its stand clear over the issue what needs to be noted that it is Congress which misused Gandhi's name all these years," BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said
Arya, a six-term MLA, has reportedly been upset with the functioning of Chief Minister Harish Rawat.
The development not only added to the confusion over the post but also amply indicated that an all-out war has broken out between the two factions led by father-son duo, respectively.
"The priority at this time is the formation of a grand alliance between the Samajwadi Party, Congress, the Janta Dal United and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) to defeat the BJP."
The Mulayam faction of the party yesterday released a list of 26 candidates for the forthcoming assembly elections in Uttarakhand slated for February 15.
Union Minister and SAD's Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal said Sidhu bargained with BJP, AAP and Congress for a "better deal".
The list which was cleared by Central Election Committee of BJP has refused ticket to two sitting legislators – Ramesh Tawadkar (Canacona) and Anant Shet (Mayem).
Mulayam also said that he will accept whatever decision the Election Commission takes on the contentious poll symbol issue.