At least two AAP lawmakers have given thumbs down to Baljinder Kaur, the party candidate from Bathinda Lok Sabha constituency and are instead actively campaigning for Khaira saying that he had better chances of winning there.
Bathinda is going to be one of the most watched constituency in Punjab with Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal likely to be one of the contestants from the seat, which is currently being represented by her.
AAP candidate from Anandpur Sahib, Narinder Shergill, is reported to be one of the main contributors of funds to the party for past many years and it is because of his help that the party is largely staying afloat financially in Punjab.
SAD (Taksali) candidate Bir Devinder Singh said that unless CM Amarinder Singh acted in a transparent manner in order to get the transfer orders of the IG reversed, it would be presumed that there was “some understanding” between the Congress and the Akalis to take the heat off them.
Jassi Jasraj had polled 87,901 votes from Bathinda parliamentary constituency in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The winning candidate, Harsimat Kaur Badal of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had received 5,14,727 votes.
The IAF had signed a contract with Boeing in September 2015 for 15 Chinook helicopters. The first batch of four helicopters has been delivered on schedule and the last batch is to be delivered by March next year. These helicopters will be deployed in the Northern and Eastern regions of India.
Factionalism, allegations of lack of transparency and suspensions have led to a situation where the party faces an uphill battle to retain Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Faridkot and Sangrur, the four seats it won in 2014.
The Principal Bench of the AFT made these comments in its judgment in the case of a Brigadier of the Army Education Corps (AEC) who had not been promoted to the rank of Major General despite being approved by a promotion board because he was medically unfit.
Speaking to The Indian Express here today, Khaira said that Shergill was keeping AAP afloat financially in Punjab and there was no chance that his ticket would be cancelled in favour of Bir Devinder Singh, the SAD (Taksali) candidate.
A company commander at the time with 8 Jammu and Kashmir Militia, now known as 8 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, Col Sahi, then a Major, was defending positions in Laleali in the hill sub-sector of Chhamb sector, ahead of Akhnoor near Jammu.
After winning for Lok Sabha seats from the state in Punjab, the graph of the party has nose-dived and internal squabbles have cost it dearly leaving it in a very uncertain position two months ahead of the polls.
In Gurdaspur, the BJP is trying to put the most aggressive front against the sitting MP Sunil Jakhar by actively considering fielding either Kavita Khanna, the wife of late Vinod Khanna who was four-time Gurdaspur MP, or his son, Akshaye Khanna, who is an actor.