Navjeevan Gopal

Articles By Navjeevan Gopal

Amarinder, Sukhbir dismiss predictions of election results

Both Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal dismissed the exit polls.

SAD goes to polls sans manifesto, pins hope on Modi factor

As per the Election Commission guidelines issued in March this year, a party cannot release its election manifesto during the restriction period that is 48 hours before the polls. The canvassing for the polls to the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab concluded Friday.

In Maur, poll campaign brings alive a brutal electoral memory: ‘Just return me my child’

On the basis of the investigation by a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by DIG Ranbir Singh Khatra, three dera followers were named as accused in the case. Police have not been able to arrest any of the three.

Why Bathinda villagers want to vote for NOTA

In 2017 Assembly election, Aam Aadmi Party had upset the Akali applecart in a big way. Out of nine Assembly segments in Bathinda, Akalis could win only on two — one of them, Lambi, bagged by Akali patriarch Parkaksh Singh Badal. Congress also won two seats while remaining five were bagged by the AAP.

Ferozepur: Caste key in sitting MP’s bid to be a ‘giant killer’

Former Akali leader, Sher Singh Ghubaya, was chosen by the Congress over other party leaders from the constituency associated with party for long.

In Punjab, Priyanka accuses SAD of ‘sacrilege for votes’, Modi of fooling people

Priyanka called Prime Minister Narendra Modi an ‘abhineta’ (actor) and a pseudo-nationalist who fooled people for five years.

Stubble burning rises: Late harvest, poll duty

Be it Patiala, the home district of Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh, Sangrur, the stronghold of AAP leader Bhagwant Mann, or Bathinda, the seat of Union Akali minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, large tracts of farmland are being set on fire.

Punjab: Drug menace haunts families, scarcely mentioned in poll talk

With 114 last year and 13 in the first quarter of this year — drug overdose deaths continue to rattle Punjab at a worrying rate.

Why is naamdaar pretending to reprimand mentor: Modi in Punjab

On May 9, Sam Pitroda had said “hua to hua (it happened, so what?)” when asked about the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Explained: Why Sukhbir Badal has vowed action against sacrilege culprits

Sukhbir Badal has said that as SAD president he wishes the Almighty may "wipe out the entire khandan (clan)" of not only those who are behind the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib but also of those who indulged in “cheap politics” over the issue.

In Punjab village, posters cite unkept promises, ask candidates to stay away

The posters remind both NDA government at Centre and Congress government in Punjab about the “unfulfilled promises”.

In ancient Punjab, religion was fluid, not watertight, says Romila Thapar

Speaking at the History for Peace Conference, she said the division of religions was not watertight in ancient India and there was a “floating body of worshippers” who were fluid in their beliefs.

Punjab: The mysterious case of ‘injured’ Taksali leaders

Khalsa told The Indian Express over phone Friday that he got badly injured after a fall at his Barnala residence Tuesday and after having a meeting with workers decided not to contest the elections.

For Harsimrat Kaur Badal, most relaxed election ever

At her rallies, Harsimrat seeks re-election on the issue of Kartarpur Sahib corridor and punishment to perpetrators of 1984-anti Sikh riots.

Chandigarh: Role of Johal, 2 others in Jagdish Gagneja murder case will be clear soon, says NIA

Jagdish Gagneja was shot by unknown motorcycle-borne assailants on August 6, 2016. The Punjab government had handed over the case to the CBI.

Probe will determine if British national will be questioned: NIA

Jaggi Johal was alleged to be involved in spate of targeted killings in Punjab, the murders of leaders and activists belonging to right wing organisation, Dera Sacha Sauda and the Christian community, which as per police showed a pattern to disturb communal harmony.

Leaders make beeline to SAD: 25 and counting…

As the date for the Lok Sabha election in Punjab inches closer, the Akali Dal seems to be on a sort of spree to induct in its fold leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party, Congress and its own rebels who had quit the party.

Jagmeet Brar, who kept blaming ‘Sukhbir Badal’s father’ for his father’s death, to join Akali Dal today

In the political wilderness for a year, former MP Jagmeet Singh Brar, who was expelled from the Congress and later went on to join the Trinamool Congress, Thursday said he will join the Shiromani Akali Dal on April 19 at Muktsar in Punjab.“

If Modi returns, Indian passport will have same value as US passport, : SAD’s Chandumajra

The sitting Anandpur Sahib MP has centered his poll pitch around Prime Minister Narendra Modi, praising him for the surgical strikes, the anti-satellite missile test and for “enormously increasing India’s prestige” globally.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Khadoor Sahib, an expected surprise

While Taksali chief Ranjit Singh Brahmpura said was party decision based on demand of the people, General J J Singh (retd) told The Indian Express that it was his call not to contest from Khadoor Sahib.