Punjab Assembly Elections 2017 News

The Badals of Punjab

From being the country’s youngest ever chief minister in 1970 to its oldest in 2017, 89-year-old Parkash Singh Badal’s hold over Punjab has few parallels. So does the family’s.

Parkash Singh Badal declines Amarinder Singh’s offer on government house

Badal said he does not believe that Amarinder Singh as a Sikh would go back on the promises he made with the sacred scriptures in his hand.

Punjab Cabinet shuns VIP culture, announces reservation for women

The Punjab government has also abolished halqa incharge system and decided that the police personnel shall have fixed duty hours.

HS Phoolka meets Punjab CM, terms it ‘courtesy call’

"I am sure that Captain Amarinder Singh will fulfil his promise and curb drug supply in Punjab by April 16 (30 days)," Phoolka said.

Had Amarinder asked me to serve as MLA, would have done so: Navjot Singh Sidhu

"The first six months, we have to work with positive intent. We have to be true in our work," he said while describing Chief Minister Amarinder Singh as a father figure to him.

Punjab: EC trashes AAP claims of EVM tampering

Speaking to The Indian Express, VK Singh, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Punjab, said the EVMs are 100 per cent safe and nobody could manipulate these machines to influence results.

From Ludhiana, none finds berth in Captain Amarinder Singh’s Cabinet

Of the 14 seats in Ludhiana, Congress has won eight.

Captain Amarinder Singh takes CM oath with 9 ministers

Ceremony at Raj Bhawan attended by Rahul, Manmohan, Cong CMs and ex-CMs.

No Deputy CM post, Navjot Singh Sidhu takes it on the chin, or so it seems

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.

Punjab elections:16 of 19 AAP candidates on first list lost

However, after the results, details revealed that 16 of the 19 candidates on the first list lost and a number of them ended up third as well.

Punjab: Navjot Singh Sidhu to take charge of Local Government, Tourism & Cultural Affairs Ministry

It was previously speculated that Sidhu would be made the deputy chief minister.

Punjab: IAS officer Karan Avtar Singh appointed as new Chief Secretary, govt orders transfer of 12 top bureaucrats  

The new Chief Secretary will also act as Principal Secretary of the Departments of Personnel, General Administration and Vigilance as well as Investment Promotion.