Sukhbir Siwach

Articles By Sukhbir Siwach

Lok Sabha Elections: In Haryana’s Lal corridor, the march of the three bahus

Of all the Lal bahus, Kiran Choudhury has travelled the furthest in emerging as a leader in her own right.

Haryana: As Hooda, Selja back each other, Cong hopes camaraderie will rub off on rebels

Bhupinder and his son Deepender Singh Hooda are contesting from Sonipat and Rohtak respectively while Kumari Selja is Congress candidate from Ambala.

Congress move to block Dhingra panel report exposed it: Haryana CM Khattar

About the probe against Vadra, he said that his government had “given the documents and material to the (investigative) agencies”, and it was now up to them to take the case forward.

Haryana: Congress finalises six names, aspirants from other four seats summoned to Delhi

The BJP has already declared its candidates for eight out of ten Lok Sabha seats from Haryana

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Haryana BJP retains 5 sitting MPs, fields former IRS officer from Sirsa

Along expected lines, the BJP has given tickets to its MPs - Rao Inderjit Singh from Gurgaon, Krishan Pal Gurjar from Faridabad, Dharambir Singh from Bhiwani-Mahendragarh, Rattan Lal Kataria from Ambala, and Ramesh Kaushik from Sonipat.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda: ‘Graft Cases due to political vendetta… don’t give a damn about such tactics’

Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who served as Haryana CM from 2005 to 2014, tells The Indian Express about the challenges being faced by the Congress in the state.

Decision 2019: Haryana BJP not in favour of fielding CM Manohar Lal Khattar’s ministers

Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma’s name was doing rounds as a probable candidate from Karnal constituency while there were talks regarding Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu’s candidature from Hisar, Rohtak or Sonipat.

Paranthas vs party food

That’s the choice, say students of NIT, Kurukshetra, who have just been warned by institute off gatecrashing weddings. But as the directive goes viral, even some on campus feel they may have bitten off more than they can chew.

‘There is a divided opposition in Haryana’: Manish Grover

Grover, who is currently Minister of State for Cooperation in Haryana government, tells The Indian Express how they hope to defeat Hooda’s son Deepender Singh Hooda, a three-time MP, from Rohtak Lok Sabha seat this time.

I won’t like to say much about it… I hope Congress will sort out coordination problems: Rohtak MP Deepender Hooda

If this time the Congress wins Rohtak by a huge margin, it will be a setback for the state government. Rohtak elections are not just about a Lok Sabha seat. It will set the tone for the future of politics in Haryana, says Congress' Deepender Hooda

Our priority is to keep BJP out, will do whatever is required to do that: Sitaram Yechury

CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, 66, addressed a rally of Left parties in Jind town of Haryana Sunday.

Lok Sabha polls: In Haryana, Congress a divided house

In April 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Congress could secure just one seat, Rohtak from where the then Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s son Deepender Singh Hooda had won. Congress's vote share in the Lok Sabha polls (22.99 %) had dipped to 20.58% during the Assembly polls held in October 2014.

Fresh AAP offer for Congress, this time for Haryana

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, meanwhile, mocked Arvind Kejriwal, saying: “Ghalib khayal acha hai”. “They may think whatever they want but the ground reality is people know that the country is safe in the hands of BJP,” said the CM.

Haryana: Union Minister Birender Singh seeks Lok Sabha ticket for IAS officer son

Highly placed sources in the BJP told The Indian Express that the Union Minister wants to field his son Brijendra Singh, 46, from either Sonipat or Hisar.

Haryana: Real estate firm under HRERA scanner for siphoning off funds

A couple of allottees, who had booked the flats in 2011-12, have approached the authority complaining the promoter has “stopped the construction and only a concrete structure is presently standing on the land”.

Haryana: Cabinet to meet today, speculation of Assembly’s dissolution rife

Whether the Assembly will be dissolved on Friday — this was the question abuzz in the state Civil Secretariat Thursday.  “From what I heard, there is a very high probability of early Assembly polls,” said a senior official.

Ashok Khemka transferred hours after he expressed concerns over ‘Aravallis consolidation’

This will be Ashok Khemka’s sixth transfer during current state BJP government which came to power in October 2014 in Haryana. This will also be his 52th transfer during 27-year service as an IAS officer.

Khemka among 9 IAS officers transferred

The transfer comes a day after publication of Khemka’s interaction with The Indian Express on Aravallis land consolidation in which he had pointed out that “it will fuel the greed of land sharks”.

Why green activists, opposition parties fear plunder of Aravallis

Amendment in the The Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) by the Haryana Assembly has raised hackles of environmentalists and opposition leaders alike. SUKHBIR SIWACH explains the contentious aspects of the law.

‘Private interests will destroy fragile environment of NCR’: Ashok Khemka

The department recently reversed his order. Khemka, who is currently Principal Secretary, Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs, tells The Indian Express how the move could affect the region’s ecology.