punjab elections

Bhagwant Mann Row: Punjab LOP Bajwa Writes To Scindia, Demands Inquiry

Amid reports of Punjab Chief minister Bhagwant Mann’s deplaning from a Delhi-bound Lufthansa flight citing an inebriated state, Leader of Opposition in the state assembly and Congress MLA Partap Singh Bajwa has written to Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia demanding an inquiry. Bajwa, in a letter to Scindia, said, “News streaming on social media […]

On Ground: Majithia Says Not Fighting Sidhu But Channi & Co On Amritsar Vikas; Seeks Respect For Bihar & UP

AMRITSAR: With only less than 30 hours left for campaigning for the Punjab assembly polls to end, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and former state minister Bikram Singh Majithia is leaving no stone unturned in pushing his case against his political rival cricketer-turned politician and Congress candidate Navjot Singh Sidhu at one of the hotly […]

‘Bhaiyye’: Punjab CM Channi raises xenophobic pitch, Priyanka cheers him on

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is in the eye of the storm once again. A video of his has gone viral on social media platforms in which he is raising a xenophobic pitch against the people of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi. “Do not let ‘bhaiyye’ from UP, Bihar and Delhi to settle in […]

Q&A – Sidhu Sought CM Face From Rahul, He Must Respect Decision In His Or Other’s Favour: Channi

In the middle of election campaigning, and at a time, when he has locked horns with his bete noire within Congress — in another sign of growing fissures and internal wrangling in the party leadership in Punjab, The New Indian’s Executive Editor Rohan Dua caught up with CM Charanjit Channi at his maternal home Makrauna […]

After CM Channi’s Nephew Thrice Skips Summons, ED Arrests Him Over Rs 10cr Recovery

CHANDIGARH: In what could spell fresh trouble for Congress and one of its chief ministerial faces ahead of February 20 Punjab assembly elections, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Bhupinder Honey, the nephew of Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi in connection with a money laundering case related to illegal mining case. According to financial probe […]

Punjab Da CM: Once Laughter Buddies, Sidhu, Bhagwanth To File Nominations As Foes

CHANDIGARH:  On Saturday, the Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu filed his nomination from the Amritsar East constituency ahead of the assembly polls in the state. The firebrand leader has been in news due to his ongoing tussle with the Chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi. It is no secret that Sidhu wants to be CM candidate […]

More Dirt on CM Channi: Sting By Activist ‘Shows’ Gunmen, Vehicles To His Nephew After 10 Cr ‘Mining’ Cash

CHANDIGARH:  More troubles are bracing up for Punjab CM Charanjit Channi in the run-up to February 20 Punjab elections after a sting operation has made damning revelations on how gunmen and police gypsy was provided to his nephew Bhupinder alias Honey — who has been arrested by Enforcement Directorate over recovery of Rs 10 crore […]

Now, Punjab Polls To Be Held On Feb 20 In View Of Guru Ravidas Jayanti: EC

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Monday made an announcement to defer Punjab assembly elections to February 20 instead of earlier schedule of February 14 in view of Sri Guru Ravidas Jayanti on February 16. The move is meant to ensure maximum participation of people in the voting process. In a statement, the Election Commission said, […]

The Truth Behind PM’s Security Breach In Punjab

FEROZPUR/NEW DELHI: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi was left stranded at a flyover for over 15 minutes on Wednesday while he was going to address a rally at Hussainiwala in Punjab. The grave security lapse has resulted in an all out information war with the Congress accusing the Prime Minister of insulting Punjab. Congress […]

EXPOSED: “Make Traffic Diversion Plan In Advance, Dharna May Result In Road Block”, Channi Govt Was Thrice Told In Internal Memos On Jan 1, 2, 4 On PM

FEROZEPUR/NEW DELHI: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi cut short his trip to Ferozepur to launch Rs 42,000-crore projects in poll-bound Punjab on Wednesday following a security breach on a highway amid a stand-off,  three explosive internal missives by Punjab Police  on January 1, 2 and 4 on his rally had clearly directed state cops to […]