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Punjab Cabinet: Elsewhere, murmurs of discontent; most feel non-performers have been rewarded

“It is the CM who decides. I have no qualms. But why have those who performed in Lok Sabha election suffered while others who could not perform were rewarded with important departments,” asked a minister requesting anonymity.

Navjot Singh Sidhu goes incommunicado, rumour mills work overtime

The cricketer-turned-politician spent a few hours at his official residence in Sector 2 with his close aide and Jalandhar Cantonment MLA Pargat Singh. The two leaders are learnt to have discussed Sidhu’s future course of action.


Punjab: Congress claims Valmiki leader joined party, he says not yet

PPCC in its press release mentioned that Valmiki leader Chandan Grewal had joined the party in the presence of the chief minister, and also released a photo.

Wait for Congress tickets in Punjab gets longer as party postpones CEC meet

The candidates for Punjab will be decided in the CEC. The screening committee for Punjab had met a few days ago in Delhi. The shortlisted candidates were to be taken up with the CEC, but with the meeting being postponed, the announcement will now be delayed.

Punjab: Dissent in Congress over considering Ghubaya for Ferozepur ticket

Cabinet Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, who is also a contender for the ticket from Ferozepur, is also learnt to be upset with the Ghubaya’s entry. He too is learnt to have sought a meeting with Amarinder.

Opposition tears into Budget: ‘farce, jugglery of figures’

Former Finance Minister and Akali member Parminder Singh Dhindsa hit out at the government terming the budget a “farce document,” which was just a “jugglery of figures, concealment of facts.”


Punjab: Cong MLA Rakesh Pandey applies for ticket from Ludhiana against party’s sitting MP Bittu

Ludhiana North MLA Rakesh Pandey (65) applied for ticket from Ludhiana constituency on Thursday, against Congress sitting MP Ravneet Singh Bittu (43), who is also in the fray.

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi forms panels in Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will lead the Congress’s poll campaign in Punjab. The party also announced a 21-member state election committee headed by Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar.

Cong brass lifts Zira MLA’s suspension

The party put him under suspension on January 16, following which he had apologised. Sources said the party wanted to keep him under suspension for some more time to convey a message to others that indiscipline would not be tolerated.

Punjab Congress suspends Zira, he says will meet Rahul, Sonia Gandhi to seek justice

The state unit had earlier issued a show cause notice to Zira after he had alleged inaction against contractors selling illicit liquor. Jakhar said Zira was not able to explain his conduct in his reply.