Monday, Dec 05, 2022

Punjab Congress Crisis


Captain meets Shah, stand on farm laws key to what next

September 30, 2021 7:28 am

Ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections next year, the BJP is also said to be keen to rope in Singh. But any political negotiation seems to hinge around the contentious farm laws – the BJP is facing protests from a large section of the farming community in Punjab on the issue.

'Withdraw farm laws,' Charanjit Singh Channi tells Centre after taking oath as Punjab CM

September 20, 2021 7:13 pm

Charanjit Singh Channi was on Monday sworn in as chief minister of Punjab, making him the first Dalit to hold the top post in the state. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and OP Soni were also sworn in.

From nowhere to top of the list: How Charanjit Singh Channi choice was made

September 20, 2021 7:16 pm

His elevation, as the state’s first Dalit CM, capped a day of hectic and desperate lobbying by several senior leaders with an unusual Sikh versus Hindu CM narrative thrown into the mix.

CM Lawyer, MBA, fighter for Dalit rights, Charanjit Singh Channi rebelled against Captain

September 20, 2021 7:16 pm

Charanjit Singh Channi’s present tenure as a minister saw controversy after a woman IAS officer accused him of sending her an “inappropriate” text message in October 2018.

Charanjit Singh Channi has four months to revive governance, lead a divided Congress to polls in Punjab

September 20, 2021 9:21 am

New Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi now has to put the government back on the rails and find backing from a faction-ridden party with ambitious leaders.

BJP raises harassment row, AAP welcomes Dalit face

September 20, 2021 7:36 am

While main opposition Aam Aadmi Party welcomed the appointment of Channi, a Dalit, to the top post, the Shiromani Akali Dal did not issue any statement.

Dalit groups on Charanjit Singh Channi: Poll stunt, Congress wants our votes

September 20, 2021 7:17 pm

The state has a total of 31.9 per cent Scheduled Caste population as per the 2011 census while 31.3 per cent are other backward classes (OBCs). Both sections together form 63.2 per cent of the total population.

By announcing Charanjit Singh Channi as next Punjab CM, Congress plays a Dalit card

September 20, 2021 12:26 am

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has already announced that their Deputy Chief Minister would be a Dalit while the BJP has declared that their Chief Minister would be from the same community.

BJP asks Sonia Gandhi to come clean on Sidhu

September 20, 2021 12:28 am

After resigning as the chief minister of Punjab on Saturday, Amarinder Singh had lashed out at Sidhu over his ‘Pakistan connection’.

'Hope Channi can keep Punjab safe from security threats': Captain Amarinder

September 20, 2021 12:29 am

Amarinder Singh said he was "sad at not being able to personally hand over job letters to the kin of 150 farmers who had lost their lives in the stir" and hoped CM-designate Charanjit Singh Channi will "do the needful at the earliest."