[Chd,Pb] Capt,Batting for Sidhu,Turn Down Action In Road Rage Case
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today scotched speculation that the Congress leader would be resigning from the state cabinet.
The Chief Minister said there was no question of asking Sidhu, the Tourism, Culture and Local Government minister, to quit.
Last week, the state government in the Supreme Court had favoured the Punjab and Haryana High Court verdict convicting and awarding a three-year jail term to Sidhu in the 1988 case. Gurnam Singh, a Patiala resident, had died after he was given fist blow by Sidhu.
Amarinder pointed out that the apex court had stayed Sidhu’s conviction in 2007 and was yet to pronounce its final verdict on his petition challenging the high court order.
The question of the minister resigning, merely because the state government had repeated its stand of 30-years in the case before the Supreme Court, did not arise,
The categorical clarification from the Chief Minister came amid reports suggesting that Sidhu had been asked to resign, and also in the wake of the demand from the opposition that he should step down.
In September 1999, a trial court had acquitted Sidhu of the murder charge. However, the High Court reversed the verdict and held him and co-accused Rupinder Singh Sandhu guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in December, 2006.
The high court sentenced them to three-year imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on the convicts.
Opposition mounting attack on Punjab Local Body Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in this 30 years old case
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[Chd,Pb] Capt,Batting for Sidhu,Turn Down Action In Road Rage Case
[Chd,Pb] Sidhu Raises Red Flag To Halt Recuitment Process
After Receiving Complaint about discrepancies in recruitment at Shivalik College of Nursing, Naya Nangal
Local Government Minister,Navjot Singh Sidhu immediately ordered halt to the entire recruitment process
and Chief Vigilance Officer has been directed to probe matter within 15 days
A test was conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar regarding recruitment at Shivalik College of Nursing, Naya Nangal. The result was declared recently and the recruitment was to be based on this result.
Mr. Sidhu also disclosed that complaints were also received during the tenure of the previous government when Panjab University conducted a test regarding recruitment to government departments. He also said that taking any complaint seriously he has decided to go in for comprehensive probe into the entire matter so as to keep the faith of candidates intact in recruitment process to the government departments. He reiterated that there should be no doubt in the mind of any candidate concerning full justice being done in the case.
[Asr,Pb]Balle Balle Now Fly From Amritsar to Kualalumpur
Local Government Minister,Navjot Singh Sidhu today disclosed that the direct flight from Amritsar airport to Kualalumpur would soon commence for which the Air Asia X has started preparations. Sidhu said that this flight would play a yeoman’s role in connecting Punjab with the other countries of Asia as well as the Europe. The minister further said that the officials of Air Asia have agreed to operate this flight 4 times a week and it would begin around diwali time.
[Keshopur Chhamb,Gurdaspur,Pb]Pb Is Heaven For Migratory Birds & Their Lover Tourists :Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu inaugurated Interpretation Centre at Keshopur Chhamb and said that Punjab Is Heaven For Migratory Birds .
In a first for the State of Punjab, the festival of ‘Migratory Birds’ was celebrated at Keshopur Chhamb today. Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest the Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu said that Punjab is the favourite spot of the migratory birds which is amply proved by the converging of 25000-30000 migratory birds at Keshopur Chhamb and more than 70000 at Harike Pattan. He further said that there are many wetlands around the world which receive less migratory birds than Punjab but have been popularized as centres of tourist excellence. The minister emphasized tapping of the immense tourism potential of the State by the department.
He announced that World [wildlife]Photography Contest to be held at wetlands next year
Minister Sidhu said that Tented accomodation to be made available for bird lover tourists
He announced Rs. 3 crore for approach road to Keshopur Chhamb
The minister also inaugurated the interpretation centre for the tourists at Keshopur Chhamb constructed at a cost of Rs. 5 crore.
The minister said that Punjab is the second state after Manipur to implement Cultural Policy and now efforts are on in full swing to frame a Tourism Policy Batting for connecting the future generations with the rich cultural heritage of Punjab, Mr. Sidhu also championed the cause of generating job avenues from the ‘Sabhyachar Ton Rozgar’ policy.
Sidhu while thanking the farmers who gave 850 acres of land for Keshopur Chhamb said that no stone would be left unturned to transform Gurdaspur as the tourism hub and also that Chhamb would be developed with the participation of all stakeholders.
The minister also handed over the keys of the complex at Keshopur Chhamb to the Forest & Wildlife authorities besides releasing the books published by the Tourism Department for promoting tourism.
Earlier, the minister also toured Keshopur Chhamb and watched the migratory birds and visited the exhibition of domestic goods manufactured by a self help group. He also praised the artistic acumen of the artisans and visited the whole complex.
[ASR,Pb] Karamjit S Rintu Unanimously Elected as Holy City Amritsar’s Mayor
Sidhu Absented him self ,So 15 Congress councillors boycott this election
Karamjit Singh Rintu was today unanimously elected as Amritsar’s mayor by all the municipal corporation councillors, owing allegiance to the Congress.
Raman Bakshi was elected as senior deputy mayor,
Younis Kumar was elected as deputy mayor for the holy city.
Punjab Local Bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is an MLA from Amritsar (East), was conspicuous by his absence.
Yesterday, apparently miffed over not being invited for the Amritsar mayoral election, Sidhu had said “he never goes anywhere uninvited except the Golden Temple or Durgiana Temple”.
Notably, Sidhu and Rintu were not on good terms. Sidhu also does not share a good rapport with senior deputy mayor Bakshi, who once pasted posters of Sidhu “missing” in city when the latter was in the BJP.
Rintu had also reportedly remained annoyed with the party when he was denied ticket from the Amritsar North Assembly constituency during the 2017 Assembly polls.
[New Delhi] Capt Strengthens his Pb Congress With Two Sitting MLAs of Ruling Akali Dal
In a major jolt to the ruling Akali Dal, two of its sitting legislators
Mahesh Inder Singh and
Rajwinder Kaur Bhagike
today joined the Congress in the presence of PCC chief Amarinder Singh
Mahesh Inder Singh represents the Baghapurana Assembly seat,
Rajwinder Kaur is the sitting MLA from Nihal Singh Wala constituency.
Welcoming them into the party fold, capt Amarinder said this will help strengthen the Congress party ahead of the upcoming polls. He reiterated that the exodus of leaders and workers from SAD and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would further increase as the elections drew closer, especially after the imposition of the Code of Conduct in Punjab.
in another episode Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh
Confirmed his meeting, with Navjot Singh Sidhu
He said “I can tell you that I have met him. I hope very soon he will be making his announcement. I found him in a very positive frame of mind. I hope it will be a positive decision,” Amarinder said
Sidhu’s entry into Congress has been speculated for a long time now. His wife Navjot Kaur joined the party recently, giving ample indications that he would also come on board.
Sidhu was earlier in talks with AAP but it did not materialise leading to a split in his recently formed outfit Awaaz-E-Punjab.
Two formidable members of Awaaz-E-Punjab and sitting independent MLAs – Balwinder Singh Bains and Simarjit Singh Bains from Ludhiana, parted ways with Sidhu to join the Arvind Kejriwal led AAP.
Pargat Singh, the other member, joined the Congress along with Sidhu’s wife