The wedding will take place on February 28. While Sidhu was conspicuous by his absence, his another sworn rival, and Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa, participated in the function, accompanied by his wife and former MLA, Charanjeet Kaur Bajwa, and their son.
While the chief minister has invited his Cabinet colleagues, MLAs and opposition party leaders for lunch at his farmhouse ‘Mohinder Bagh -- in Parol village near here -- on Thursday, it remains to be seen who would be a part of the high profile wedding, set to take place at the CM’s residence.
The announcement of mission ‘Captain for 2022’ is being seen as a loud and clear message to the rank and file in Punjab that Amarinder is in command and he would lead party’s show in 2022 also
The BJP’s hopes that a good performance in the urban areas would ease some pressure off it on the laws were dashed.
The civic body elections are politically important as they were held amid the ongoing farmers’ agitation and during the last year of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s government.
Punjab Congress chief Sunil Kumar Jakhar said it was the SAD-BJP who had dared to introduce jail term for farmers under the Act in the Budget Session of 2013 after suspending 9 Congress MLAs to throttle their voice against these draconian measures.
Campaign ends with all parties pushing for votes.
The Congress has been deferring rallies and political activity amid the farmers' protest. The leaders have been concerned that the farmer organisations would not like the political parties organising such activities as these divide the supporters at their dharnas at the Delhi borders.
MLA Amrinder Singh Raja Warring’s brother-in-law, Dump Vinayak was booked by the Faridkot police Sunday after the suicide of a PSPCL contractor who shot himself on Saturday.
In its report, under the title “Transforming Punjab’s Agriculture,” the expert panel suggested marketing reforms and opening up of agriculture marketing beyond the APMCs.
Some top state officials have been camping in Delhi and are in constant touch with both the protesting farmers and the Centre.
Recalling how, soon after two-month negotiations on an earlier Punjab crisis, relating to a list of some 42 demands, Operation Blue Star had happened, the Chief Minister warned that “If anger builds here, it will be exploited”, the release said.
In a tweet, the Punjab CM said: “Punjab government has already arranged a team of 70 lawyers in Delhi to ensure quick legal recourse to farmers booked by the Delhi Police. I will personally take up the issue of missing farmers with MHA and ensure these persons reach home safely."
Punjab is looking at revenue collection of Rs 7,002 crore in the next fiscal against an expected collection of Rs 5,794 crore in the current fiscal. This is Rs 300 crore more than the estimates in the budget 2020-21 at Rs 5,578 crore.
Addressing the media in Chandigarh, Rajewal credited Rakesh Tikait, saying the Uttar Pradesh leader's emotional appeal to keep the agitation afloat had worked wonders.
In its first reaction, the Punjab government said it is watching whether the raids were a part of “hidden agenda”.
In its first reaction, the Punjab government said it is watching whether the raids were a part of “hidden agenda” or the central agency genuinely wanted to check the irregularities in quality of wheat and rice stocks.
Punjab Food Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu said that the raids were nothing new for Punjab. “There were similar checks conducted in 2004 and 2010 too. If these raids are also like the earlier process, then we have no objection.”
The Delhi Police has issued lookout notices against farmer leaders who have been named in an FIR filed in connection with the violence that broke out during the farmers’ tractor parade in the national capital on R-Day.
The CM said that Centre should also probe the involvement, if any, of any political party or nation. He, however, added that no farm leaders should be unnecessarily targeted or harassed by the police.
Bittu, who had said that "goonda elements" had attacked him and that "it was a plot to murder him", Tuesday blamed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the incident and claimed that he saw “many persons holding yellow flags of Yogendra Yadav's outfit Swaraj India”.
The Punjab Cabinet had given its nod for the acquisition, conservation and use of the palace for tourism on Monday.
“I have asked Advocate General Punjab to procure a copy of the order of the Supreme Court and examine it. Thereafter, the Council of Ministers shall meet on 14th Jan at 4 PM to consider its implications,” tweeted Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
The Consortium of Indian Farmers Associations (CIFA) approached the Supreme Court Saturday, seeking to be heard against the challenge to the new laws. It said “farm reforms are beneficial to enable increased income to farmers and growth of agriculture”.
In a statement, the Chief Minister said that the SHO had gone overboard in registering a case under Section 307 of the IPC. “There was no attempt to murder,” he said.