Raakhi Jagga

Articles By Raakhi Jagga

Ludhiana: Forever a Badal baiter, Jagmeet Singh Brar joins Akali Dal, calls it return to roots

Jagmeet Singh Brar had in the past blamed Parkash Badal for the death of his father, who too was an Akali leader and had suffered a heart attack after being denied party ticket to contest the bypoll from a Lok Sabha seat vacated by the SAD patron.

Once a bitter critic, former Congress MP Brar joins SAD, calls it ‘return to roots’

Brar, who was expelled from the Congress where he had spent more than 30 years, then joined the All India Trinamool Congress and was its state president before quitting the party last year. Since then he was in political wilderness.

‘People will decide if I should contest’: Punjab Congress rebel starts village level meetings

Jaswinder, incidentally, launched the meetings from Barnala Assembly segment from where Dhillon had unsuccessfully contested the 2017 state election.

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.“

Punjab: Many areas report crop damage; farmers demand timely relief

Sources in the agriculture department are expecting a 1-2% loss of yield in affected areas as well as a delay in the harvesting of wheat crop in the state.

In Punjab, AAP kicks off micro-level campaign to reach out to 27 lakh families

After AAP’s Barnala rally in February, the party got surveys conducted from a leading agency and found that its prospects were much better this time than in 2014, he added.

Punjab: On Dhillon’s first day of campaigning, another hopeful says ‘wrong choice’

Dhillon had won as MLA from Barnala in 2007 and 2012 while in 2017, he had lost to AAP’s Meet Hayer. “I have done many development works in Barnala and the same will be done in Sangrur too,” he said on Monday.

With a little help from friends and govt, new life for border school

The Chananwala school is an English medium school now but older students have an option to pursue studies in Punjabi.

‘PDA has one point agenda — to make a dent in AAP’s vote bank’: Bhagwant Mann

"In 2014 and 2017, the party was spreading its wings in Punjab and hence assistance was provided to us by the Delhi team. But now party organisation is in place and we have been given a free hand," says AAP's Sangrur candidate Bhagwant Mann.

Lok Sabha elections: SAD picks Mahesinder Grewal for Ludhiana

With this, the SAD has announced eight of its 10 candidates from Punjab. Its alliance partner the BJP is contesting from the other three seats — Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur.

AAP no more a factor, it will be direct contest between SAD-BJP, Congress: Shwait Malik

BJP chief Shwait Malik said it was advantage BJP-SAD alliance in Punjab as the Congress government has failed to deliver in two years of its rule.

In Maur, it is wait and watch for 2017 blast victims

In 2017, the blast had failed to have much impact on the turnout as the booth near the blast site had registered 76.6 per cent polling.

No mention on SAD posters, miffed BJP skips meet to welcome alliance candidate

Miffed, the BJP unit here boycotted a workers’ meeting organised at a dharamshala on Satha Chowk, with some claiming this was a strategic move because the SAD thinks people of the constituency won’t vote for their alliance since it has a sizeable Muslim population.

‘Responsible for sacrilege incidents’: Sikh groups announce boycott of SAD, ally BJP

Convenor Santokh Singh said, “The way SAD is celebrating the transfer of SIT member Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh indicates that how relieved it is as it was fearing some action from SIT in the coming days.”

Outfits that led Bargari Morcha now lead battle against SAD

The hoardings have come up in connection with a meeting of 22 Sikh organisations under the banner of ‘Sikh Talmel Mission’ on April 11 here to discuss how to spread the message urging people not to vote for the SAD and the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls.

Punjab: A poll transfer rips open old wounds

In Sarawan and Behbal Khurd — two villages that lost a member each in 2015 police firing, the transfer of IG Kunwar Pratap, probing the incident, is ‘handiwork’ of Akali Dal in connivance with Centre; and they say SAD will pay for it

SAD fields former minister Gulzar Singh Ranike from Faridkot

Ranike had contested Vidhan Sabha elections five times (1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017) from Attari constituency in Amritsar. He won four times except in 2017. He was made a Cabinet minister in the SAD government in 2007 and in 2012 as well.

Ludhiana Christian Medical College and Hospital celebrates 150 blood stem cells transplants

Aardhiya, who is six-years-old now, and Aakriti (4) were present Friday in Ludhiana’s Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) where the hospital was celebrating 150 blood stem cell transplants.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Training will be given to candidates on dos and don’ts, says Punjab chief electoral officer

Though the chief electoral officer has already taken four meetings with political parties of Punjab, this one will be a training for the candidates and the prospective ones. They need to give their names by Monday in the district public relations offices of every district.