Singh said Sonia Gandhi was upset with him because he, being the state Congress CM had not consulted the party high command on the issue.
Bains said that ‘SYL was an issue for all politicians and parties till elections were not held but now none is coming out to speak against Chautalas’.
The Punjab police have plans to keep a tab on Punjab-Haryana border by pressing the state government helicopter into service on February 23.
Cancel Om Prakash Chautala’s parole, says state Congress president.
The Punjab government has reconstructed a wall near Shambu barrier to prevent protesters from entering. Senior officers of the Haryana police visited the border to inspect the security arrangements made.
The duty is taken very seriously, says Gurman Tiwana, an AAP volunteer from Nabha.
The recovery of drugs, which was a major issue during polls, however turned out lowest as compared to the seizure made during 2012 assembly and 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
On March 11, the party will also want to find out how voting went in some 100 booths.
Speaking at the inauguration of a pumping booster station at Harish park in south Kolkata, Mamata reiterated the Modi government was threatening her with CBI probes as she had opposed demonetisation.
A meeting was also held with candidates and their representatives from all the parties at Bachat Bhawan.
Leaders from other communities, including Transport Minister Krishan Lal Panwar, chief parliamentary secretary Dr Kamal Gupta and Sonepat MP Ramesh Kaushik also participated in the meeting.
The security measures have been taken after allegations that some officials entered the strongrooms in Nabha in Patiala district.
The EC has ordered an investigation after a delegation led by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had submitted a memorandum to it in New Delhi Tuesday.
Bashing AAP, Amarinder said in a statement, “There is apparently a strong nexus between AAP and militants as well as dreaded gangsters."
The team has been asked to submit its report by February 17.
AAP state chief Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi said the potato crop was damaged due to rains and the farmers lacked marketing channels.
On the Election Commission's order, repolling was held at 48 booths under Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency and five Assembly segments after Voter-Verified Audit Paper Trail and Electronic Voting Machines malfunctioned.
The party also urged the Punjab Chief Electoral Officer in Chandigarh to restrict any activity within the compound where the EVMs are stored in the state.
"We have submitted a memorandum to the Chief Election Commissioner where we have pointed out there has been security breaches in strongrooms where the EVMs are kept. "
Amarinder also lambasted Kejriwal and his party for dragging the EC into an "ugly quagmire" of allegations and counter-allegations.
Sources in the party, however, said that all the six expelled leaders were approached by Congress and AAP.
Additional Director General, Prisons, Rohit Choudhary, said random inspections were being carried out in jails across the state “at all levels”.
‘Arrived late at rallies by hours, refused to move without chopper, security cover... threw tantrums’
At the office in Fatehgarh Sahib, the party candidate attends to a stream of visitors who come seeking favours. In between juggling phone calls and talking politics, he asks almost every visitor: ‘How many votes?’, and then, ‘How many to jhaadu?’
From Doaba region, around 30 candidates have submitted their expenditure details till February 2, which show they have not even spent half the amount allowed by the ECI.
Dera Sacha Sauda political wing leader Ram Singh gave a statement earlier this week claiming that SAD had asked the Dera for its political support in Assembly elections.
Both SAD and Congress feel that Bains brothers did not join AAP, which was an advantage for them to choose any party that comes closer to majority.
Captain Amarinder Singh has criticised AAP and said its “panic reactions” are a “sign of the dread in Arvind Kejriwal’s party over its certain defeat”.
A post-graduate in international relations from UK, Nirvan Singh was actively helping grandfather Amarinder in running his party’s campaign in Punjab this time
The petitioner alleged that after a check by AAP in many districts of Punjab, including Jalandhar and Tarn Taran, it was found that people had open access to buildings where the EVMs were stored.
AAP leader Sukhdeep Singh Sidhu said, “Police were always biased and favouring SAD. They detained our 10 volunteers on a fake complaint by Bikram Singh Majithia, who visited the village in the afternoon.”
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Three computers with LED screens have been installed for the strong rooms in Jalandhar, where EVMs from nine Assembly constituencies in the district have been kept.
In Sangrur, DEO Abhinav Trikha said maximum polling happened at booth 97 in Santokhpura village where 90.59 per cent polling happened on Thursday against 88.17 per cent on February 4.
However, the voting figures for the 12 booths at the Majitha Assembly constituency remained almost the same with 80 per cent polling recorded on February 4, compared to 80.08 per cent on Thursday.
MP Bhagwant Mann, a crowd puller especially among youth, addressed 6-8 gatherings in a day as the election got closer.