AAP members troop into Well of the House to protest ‘bid to muzzle’ Bains brothers.
Assembly passes vote-on-account Bill of Rs 29,389 crore; Manpreet Badal vows white paper on state’s finances
Considered an upright and tall leader of Congress who enjoys a clean image, Jakhar could be projected as the Hindu face of the party.
The notification, a U-turn from the much-praised March 18 Cabinet decision, was later withdrawn in a flurry of contradictory explanations.
Manpreet, Sidhu hold fort in Assembly amid euphoria over Speaker’s election
The new government, practising austerity, has decided not to print new blue cards that would cost the exchequer Rs 3 crore.
Tourism Minister wants Amarinder as brand ambassador of his department
Former CM Badal had 7 advisers and 2 OSDs, Sukhbir had eight aides
Sources said more political appointments in CMO are in the offing as several other aides of Amarinder have been eyeing certain positions.
The CM will also be taking up the case of SYL with the PM. Amarinder, sources said, would demand a reassessing of water available with the state.
Shoots off letter to CM asking for Housing and Urban Development too
The scam came to light in 2016, when banks found huge gaps between foodgrains procured on behalf of the state government and the actual stock available in the FCI godowns.
An ace cricketer of yore, Sidhu, known for his colour-coordinated attire, is certainly a head-turner for his colleagues as well as visitors to his office.
"We will check whether there is any legal hindrance in his working on TV. If it turns out to be an office of profit, he will speak to Sidhu."
Does away with beacons from official vehicles of all ministers, MLAs, bureaucrats and political appointees; puts in place austerity measures.
Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said the reservation would also apply to contractual appointments of women in government jobs
The Punjab government has also abolished halqa incharge system and decided that the police personnel shall have fixed duty hours.
Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said the new government would set the ball rolling in the “mother of all meetings” he has attended in 22 years of his political career.
Ceremony at Raj Bhawan attended by Rahul, Manmohan, Cong CMs and ex-CMs.
Congress leaders were elated not only because Sidhu did not get to become deputy CM, but also because he was placed third in the Cabinet pecking order.
Sidhu, Manpreet among his nine ministers; Rahul, Manmohan attend swearing-in, Badals skip.
Party MLAs to list reasons of defeat and submit in 15 days
No deputy CM, Sidhu to be ‘seniormost minister’; young faces to be inducted into the Cabinet later.
Sources in AAP said the party would organise an introspection meeting after March 15 and a change in guard may not be ruled out.
Among the frontrunners are former finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, five-time MLAs Brahm Mohindra and Rakesh Pandey.
“Congress has thrived on the Hindu and Dalit votebanks in Punjab. They should consider a Hindu or a Dalit for the post,” said the leader.
After all talks of a sweep here, party wins just 18 of total 69 seats in region.
The SAD-BJP combine, following two successive terms at the helm, was reduced to third place this time with 15 seats.
Amarinder’s win came against the backdrop of intense infighting within the party, which had 42 sitting MLAs, and late distribution of tickets but he was backed by key party strategist Prashant Kishor.
AAP's most popular leader MP Bhagwant Mann, who was otherwise pulling huge crowds in his rallies, ended up as a runner up to Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and lost by a margin of 18,616 votes.
As soon as the exit polls were telecast, both parties went into overdrive to claim they were tipped to be the winners.
AAP leaders said Mann had got immense support only only from the youth but also from women.
While the entire camp is lying low, Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh is also keeping a low profile and has confined himself at home.
Rahul Gandhi was busy campaigning in UP for the last leg of the Assembly election.
Mann, who attended Parliament soon after a hectic campaign in the run-up to the Assembly election, joined Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak at Jindal Institute in Bengaluru.
Mann said the Badals were behaving as “Punjab de dushman (enemies of Punjab)” who were “laying mines after losing the battle”
The story arcs of these three characters are, unfortunately, the least interesting.