"In the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along the borders, the two DGsMO agreed to address each other's core issues and concerns which have propensity to disturb peace and lead to violence," a joint statement said.
Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Harpal Singh Cheema, Saturday said that the law referred to by Union Agriculture Minister originated in 2013 when SAD-BJP government in Punjab was headed by Parkash Singh Badal.
Delegations of AAP, BJP and SAD have been highlighting the danger of violence during the conduct of the civic body polls for nearly one month now and have met the State Election Commission J S Sandhu in this regard.
Making an appeal to the Punjabis to keep peace, Ashwani Sharma hit out at the Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for lending support to anti-national forces “which brought shame” to the nation at the Red Fort.
Major Sood, along with his Commanding Officer, Col Ashutosh Sharma, had taken on a group of militants holed up on a house in a village near Handwara. Both officers with three other personnel, including a J&K Police Sub Inspector, lost their lives in the ensuing encounter.
Brig Pritam Singh, who had been awarded the Military Cross for bravery during the Second World War, had led a year-long dogged defence of Poonch (J&K) in 1947-48 against Pakistani invaders. However, he was court martialled in 1951 due to professional rivalry and intrigues.
However, several of these ‘farmers’ have turned out to be AAP workers. One such ‘farmer’ who has been helped to send legal notice, Narinder Singh Shergill, is an AAP member and has contested Assembly elections from Mohali.
Former state BJP president Tikshan Sud released a letter written by IRS officer Surinder Kaur Warraich to the managing director of the the Punjab Small Industries and Exports Corporation raising objection on the post-facto approval given by PSIEC on the sale of the property.
Stating that such a meeting “cannot be ruled out”, Jyani said, “It depends on the union leaders – if they seek time from PM, there is a protocol. But I am hopeful that talks on January 8 will yield positive results.”
The Indian song titled ‘Panjab (My Motherland)’ has been released by Sidhu Moosewala, a singer known for promoting guns and violence in his songs. The song released three days back has scored 60 lakh views.
A delegation of the party led by former Punjab Cabinet minister Madan Mohan Mittal called on Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta Monday, and expressed its concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
BJP National General-Secretary, Tarun Chugh, in an interview with the Indian Express says, "The BJP has been contesting elections since 1952. Even in 1992 when it contested without an alliance with any other party, it polled 16.7 per cent votes which made it win 23 Assembly seats. The BJP is a firmly rooted party in Punjab".
Reacting to the photograph of the ‘jawan’ holding the placard, Lt Gen HS Panag (retd), former GOC-in-C Of Northern and Central Commands tweeted, “Not done. Investigate and take disciplinary action”. He further tweeted, “Army has clear rules and regulations. No compromise”.
CM Amarinder Singh has done no work in the past approximately four years in power and now he is looking for ways and means out of the farmer's protest and agitation so that people can forget about the misrule, said Harpal Singh Cheema.