(Chd,Pb)Punjab Cong finalises new members of its executive body
The Punjab unit of the Congress has finalised the members of its new executive body which will now be sent to the party high command for approval, its state chief Sunil Jakhar said on Saturday.
Jakhar, along with AICC’s Punjab incharge Asha Kumari, also met Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to discuss the new structure of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC)
He said the approval of the high command is expected to come within the next 10 days.
Congress president Smt Sonia Gandhi had in January dissolved the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and all district committees in the state.
However, the state unit president remained unchanged.
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(Chd,Pb)Punjab Cong finalises new members of its executive body
[Chd,Pb]Sunil Jakhar Asked to Continue as Congress’s Punjab Chief
The Congress on Saturday rejected the resignation of Sunil Jakhar
He had resigned as Punjab chief after losing to BJP’s Sunny Deol on Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat.
Jakhar had sent his resignation to then party president Rahul Gandhi, a day after 2019 Lok Sabha election results were declared on May 23.
Jakhar lost the Gurdaspur seat to actor-politician Deol by a margin of 82,459 votes.
He had won the seat in by-polls in October 2017. It had fallen vacant after the death of BJP MP Vinod Khanna.
Sunil Is Son Of Legend Congress Leader [late]Balram jakhar
[Chd,Pb]Capt Launches His Party Prez’s Shakti :Project To Galvanise Congressmen
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today launched Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s flagship ‘Shakti’ project to galvanise party workers in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha election due by May.
The project also aims to connect Congress workers digitally with Gandhi.
It said the project’s success was reflected in the party’s win in the assembly polls in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
Chief Minister asked party workers to make optimum use of this messaging system to target voters at the grassroots level, according to a Congress party release.
[Chd,Pb]Congress Suspends Its Whistle Blower MLA Kulbir Singh Zira
On January 12, Zira boycotted a district level function in protest against alleged inaction against contractors selling illicit liquor in Ferozepur.
Punjab Congress had earlier issued a show cause notice the legislator Kulbir Singh Zira after he had alleged inaction against contractors selling illicit liquor.
As per Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar ,Kulbir Singh Zira has been suspended from the primary membership of the party for indiscipline,” .
Jakhar said Zira should not have aired his grievance at a public function. He could have raised his matter at party forum.
He had even accused some police officers including one of an IG rank of being in cahoots with such liquor contractors.
[Chd,Pb]Pb Cong Issues Show-Cause Notice to Whistle Blower Zira:Drugs
The Punjab Congress has issued a show-cause notice to its MLA Kulbir Singh Zira, for resenting Police Patronage to Drug Peddlers
On January 12, Kulbir Singh Zira MLA took a dig at the efforts of the Punjab government in making it a drug-free state, saying it could not be possible unless “black sheep” were roaming free.
“I am a loyal soldier of the party and will always remain so,” Zira told reporters here.
He said he will meet Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar and will reply to the show-cause notice issued by the party within three days.
Zira further said that he would also meet Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and would put forth facts to substantiate his claims.
The public outburst by the MLA from Zira seat in Ferozepur has not gone down well with the Congress leadership, with party sources pointing out that it was wrong on the part of Kulbir Singh Zira for airing his grievances from the stage and rather he could have raised the matter at the party level.
[Chd,Pb] Punjab Office-of-Profit Bill Assented
Now Congress MLAs can be appointed as chairpersons of boards and corporations.
Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore has given his assent to the Punjab State Legislature (Prevention of Disqualification) (Amendment) Bill, 2018, paving way for the appointment of Congress MLAs as chairpersons of boards and corporations.
On August 28, the Punjab Vidhan Sabha had passed the bill to add various categories of office of profit to the current list of positions which MLAs can hold without inviting disqualification.
Earlier, the Punjab government had sought to bring amendments through ordinance route, but the governor had refused to give his assent, asking the government to bring the bill to the assembly first.
[Delhi,Chd] Punjab Cong Leader Surinder Singla Passes Away Capt Condoles
Punjab’s former finance minister Surinder Singla died today at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, after he was rushed there complaining of breathlessness.
According to family sources, Singla (78) breathed his last around 6 am at AIIMS
Singla was a senior state Congress leader and belonged to Samana town in Patiala district.
He was a former Rajya Sabha member from Punjab. He last represented the Bathinda Assembly constituency and was Punjab’s finance minister during the previous Congress government of Capt Amarinder Singh.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh condoled the death and hailed his contribution in developing Bathinda constituency.
He Tweeted “Sad to hear about demise of my friend and my former cabinet colleague Surinder Singla.
“As finance minister in my previous stint he brought in many significant reforms. His development work for his constituency Bathinda was exemplary. We all will miss you dear friend
The election for Ludhiana MC was held on February 24.
Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh Tweeted
“Congratulations to all INCPunjab workers for leading the party to a sweeping victory, winning 62 out of 95 seats, in the Ludhiana MC polls. The results are a further vindication of our programmes and policies, it reflects the confidence of the people in our government. Land slide victory for Cong in Ludhiana MC”
Congress has won 62 of the 95 wards. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is a distant second, winning 11 wards while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured wins in 10
The Aam Aadmi Party-Lok Insaaf Party alliance picked up eight wards while Independent candidates won in four wards.
Since counting of votes for the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation election started, the Congress retained a huge lead over other political parties.
Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar and Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu also lauded the performance of the party in the MC polls, which they said marked the total annihilation of the opposition parties in the state.
Opposition SAD-BJP and AAP had accused the ruling Congress of rigging the polls.
[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