(Chd,Pb)Dhindsa Resigned From Leadership of SAD in Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (82) said he tendered his resignation to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday and also informed the same to the party on Friday.
However, he said that he did not give any reason for tendering his resignation
SAD senior vice president and former minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema the party had already elected Rajya Sabha MPs Balwinder Singh Bhunder as party’s leader and Naresh Gujral as deputy leader in the Upper House.
In September last year, Dhindsa had resigned as the party’s secretary general and from its core committee, citing health reasons.
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(Chd,Pb)Dhindsa Resigned From Leadership of SAD in Rajya Sabha
[Chd,Pb]Punjab Minister Charanjit Singh “Channi” Plays Dalit Card
Channi, who had been accused by the woman official some weeks back, was speaking to the media for the first time after he returned from abroad.
Minister said he had sent the message to the woman by “mistake”.and the woman had accepted his apology.
Blaming the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of raking up the issue. “I am being targeted as I am a Dalit and have been raising issues concerning the Dalits in the state.”
Meanwhile, the SAD reiterated its demand of sacking the minister. Party general secretary Daljeet Singh Cheema said the act of the minister had put a question mark on his morality.
[Chd,Pb] Akalis to Sound Bugle for Mission 2019 on August 19
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) would start campaigning for the 2019 general elections from August 19.
The party will hold its first election rally at Pipli in Haryana,
According to SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, “The party would sound the poll bugle for Lok Sabha elections with its first election rally at Pipli on August 19.”
This was decided at a meeting held with the district party observers from Haryana,
He said that Sharanjit Singh Sotha, the party president of the Haryana unit, as well as the party’s women wing president in the state, Ravinder Kaur Ajrana, presented a report in the meeting which was approved by all the observers.
SAD leader Sikandar Singh Maluka has already been appointed as the observer for Rajasthan to accelerate the party activities in the poll-bound state,
[Chd,Pb]Akalis Start Mining Congress Govt on Menace Of Illegal Mining
Opposition party Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today lashed out at the Congress government for its alleged failure to end the menace of illegal mining in Punjab.
SAD MP and party’s senior leader Prem Singh Chandumajra said the environment and people of Punjab were under a “big threat”due to the “illegal mining in the state”.
As per rules digging cannot go beyond the 10 feet limit as it could harm the balance of ecology. But 30-40 feet deep ditches at the mining sites are seen across Punjab.
The SAD leader said it has started to take toll on everything — from fertile land and bridges to people’s houses.
The Lok Sabha MP from Anandpur Sahib said soil erosion had become a major problem, besides bridge collapses and cracking of house walls in the areas where illegal mining was “rampant”.
“Rupnagar and Mohali districts are the biggest sufferers as the consequences of illegal mining are being faced by them on a large-scale with incidents of bridge collapse and damages to houses have been increasing sharply,” he added.
Law Maker said “If the Congress government fails to contain illegal mining activities in next few days, we will approach the Union environment minister and ask him to intervene in safeguarding the interests of the state and the people,”
[Chd,Pb]SAD Lost Shahkot But Retained its Vote Share :Sukhbir
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today claimed it managed to retain its vote share in the Shahkot by-election to emerge as the principal Opposition.
In a statement the SAD president said the
SAD polled 43,944 votes against 46,913 votes it secured during the 2017 assembly election.
The ruling Congress wrested the Shahkot Assembly, with party candidate Hardev Singh Ladi defeating SAD’s Naib Singh Kohar by 38,802 votes.
Badal said in direct contrast AAP faced a total collapse in the by-election with the party barely polling 1.5 per cent of the vote share by polling 1,900 votes, only slightly more than the vote share under NOTA as well as that polled by SAD (Amritsar).
The SAD president said the Shahkot election was fought in trying circumstances with the Congress government “misusing” excise, sales tax, panchayat and electricity board officials besides the police force to intimidate voters.
He said despite this the SAD put up a good fight and there was a groundswell of support in its favour.
He said despite “mass scale irregularities”, the SAD accepted the verdict and would work tirelessly to ensure justice to the people.
[Chandigarh,Punjab] Akalis To Approach Judiciary Against AAP’s Bhagwant Mann For Stone Pelting On Sukhbir’s Cavalcade
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will soon file a complaint against the Aam Admi Party (AAP), especially its leader Bhagwant Mann for allegedly inciting people against their political opponents.
SAD secretary Daljit Singh Cheema said that party has decided to file a complaint with the Election Commission of India, seeking action against the AAP.
He said that it will bring to the notice of ECI the statements coming from the leadership of AAP, including those of Mann who has been asking people to attack the SAD-BJP and other party’s leadership.
Cheema said that AAP’s only point of agenda is to derive political mileage by resorting to violent means.
He said that it was most unfortunate that instead of launching its campaign sincerely by seeking votes from the people, AAP is resorting to these types of dirty tricks.
He denounced the pelting of stones on SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal’s cavalcade at Jalalabad, saying “all these acts are shameful, condemnable and needs to be dealt firmly.”
Cheema said that the modus operandi adopted by AAP is that they hire about dozen goons in different areas and ask them to attack their opposite parties and make videos of these attacks with the sole objective to post them on social media.
By resorting to this methodology they want to sensationalise that every one is against other parties.
Seeking strong action against the AAP and its leadership particularly Mann, the SAD leader said that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has already appealed to all the political parties that they should cooperate with Election Commission for completion of poll procedure in a peaceful manner.
[Phagwara,Punjab]Akalis Burn Effigies Of Congress’s Top Brass Leaders
SAD activists today burnt effigies of Sonia and Cong leaders
Activists of Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today held a protest march and burnt effigies of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other leaders for the party’s alleged “role” in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Effigies of Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar for their alleged “involvement” in the riots in Delhi, were also burnt.
Led by SAD’s Kapurthala district president Sarwan Singh Kular, the protesters assembled on the premises of local Gurdwara Akalian and marched from there through the city markets before converging outside bus stand along the National Highway 1 where the effigies were set ablaze.
During the march, anti-Congress slogans were raised while protestors demanded justice for the victims of the 1984 riots.
Party councillors, including Phagwara Corporation deputy mayor Ranjit Singh Khurana, also joined the protest.
[New Delhi]SAD Moves Privilege Motion Against Congress Leaders Jairam And Renuka, For Misbehaving With Their Leader Harsimrat Kaur
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today moved a privilege motion in Rajya Sabha against Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh and Renuka Chowdhury for allegedly misbehaving with SAD member and union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
Raising the issue of an alleged spat between the Congress leaders and the Food Processing Minister after Rajya Sabha was adjourned on Friday afternoon due to ruckus over AAP MP Bhagwant Mann’s controversial filming of Parliament House, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (SAD) demanded that the two should apologise for their behaviour or face privilege motion.
A minister, he said, has the right to speak in any House and the permission for the same was strictly between the Chair and minister.
Badal had sought permission of the Chair to speak on Mann’s act, he said and asked “What right do they have to obstruct.” Dhindsa also alleged that the two had misbehaved with Badal outside the House.
As the Congress members including the two in question strongly contested Dhindsa’s remarks, Deputy Chairman P K Kurien said a minister or a member can speak only with the permission of the Chair.
“That day, the Minister stood up requesting she be allowed to speak,” he said, adding the House was in pandemonium at that time.
Kurien, who was in the Chair on Friday, said he first allowed introduction of a private member bills and “so did not allow the minister to speak.”
The Minister, he said, had a valid point to make and if a discussion comes up again, she will be free to express herself.
Kurien said Chairman Hamid Ansari was seized of the matter and if he desired, the concerned parties will be called.
The alleged incident happened soon after Rajya Sabha was adjourned on Friday afternoon over ruckus created by the treasury benches on Mann’s actions.
Anand Sharma (Cong) said the minister has every right to speak in either House of Parliament on a bill or a discussion.