[Chd,Pb] Shiromani Akali Dal Fields “Parminder Dhindsa” from Sangrur
The Shiromani Akali Dal Friday announced it will field former finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa from the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat
Dhindsa,is sitting MLA from Lehragaga in Sangrur and former finance minister
His father,Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, a Rajya Sabha MP and a former Union minister, had reportedly asked him not to contest the polls and had also said that he would not campaign for him if he decided to fight elections.
Veteran Akali leader Sukhdev Dhindsa had last year resigned from the SAD’s core committee and as its secretary general citing health reasons.
It was Sukhdev Dhindsa who had reportedly sought the resignation of the then Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, holding him responsible for granting pardon to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh in 2015 in a blasphemy case of 2007.
The SAD fielded Parminder Dhindsa, a five-time lawmaker, from the seat as it wanted to put up a strong face from Sangrur.
Sangrur is currently represented in the Lok Sabha by Aam Aadmi Party Punjab chief Bhagwant Mann, who is seeking re-election from the seat.
The Congress is yet to announce its candidate for the seat.
The SAD has fielded sitting MP
Surjit Singh Rakhra from Patiala seat, former IAS officer
 Darbara Singh Guru from Fatehgarh Sahib (reserve), former SGPC chief
Bibi Jagir Kaur from Khadoor Sahib and former deputy speaker of Lok Sabha
Charanjit Singh Atwal from Jalandhar (reserve) seat.
Prem Singh Chandumajra from Anandpur Sahib, former minister
Of total 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, the Akali Dal will contest on 10 while its ally BJP will fight on three seats as per seat sharing arrangements.
The seven-phased Lok Sabha polls will begin on April 11 and end on May 19. Punjab will go to polls in a single phase on May 19.
The votes will be counted on May 23.
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[Chd,Pb] Shiromani Akali Dal Fields “Parminder Dhindsa” from Sangrur
[Chd,Pb]SAD Asks Congress to Expel Sidhu from Party For Pak Controversy
Shiromani Akali Dal Saturday asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to expel Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from the party for calling for dialogue with Pakistan even after the Pulwama terrorist attack in which 40 CRPF jawans died.
Though Sidhu had condemned the “cowardly” attack by a Pakistan-based terror group, he had also called for dialogue to find a “permanent solution” to end the bloodshed.
Sidhu, who had attended the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as Pakistan prime minister last year, had said, “For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual?”
SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia said if the Congress president does not sack Sidhu, it would mean his statement was “made at the direction of Rahul Gandhi”.
The Akali leader said the credibility of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was also on test.
[चंडीगढ़,पंजाब] पंजाब विस में लुधियाना बलात्कार को लेकर प्रदेश की क़ानून व्यवस्था पर सरकार घिरी
पंजाब विधान सभा में आज लुधियाना में हुए बलात्कार को लेकर क़ानून व्यवस्था पर जोर शोर से सरकार को घेरा
पंजाब के मानचेस्टर कहे जाने वाले लुधियाना में बीते शनिवार को एक २१ वर्षीय युवती का सामूहिक बलात्कार हुआ था इस घिनौने अपराध को विधायक सरबजीत कौर मनुके ने विधान सभा में उठाया |इस पर शिरोमणि अकाली दल और आप के विधायकों ने प्रदेश में कानून व्यवस्था पर चिंता व्यक्त की|सरकार के दावे के अनुसार छह में से तीन बलात्कारी पकडे जा चुके हैं |
[Chd,Pb] Former Congress MLA Joginder Singh Panjgrain joined the SAD here on Tuesday along with his supporters.
On this “Panjgrain joining the SAD is a setback to the Congress,”
Congress MLA, from Panjgrain (reserve) seat in 2007 and Jaitu (reserve) seat in 2012, Joginder Singh Panjgrain had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from Faridkot on a Congress ticket.
He lost the 2017 Assembly polls from Bhadaur seat. Panjgarin had also been the district president of Congress in Faridkot.
After joining the SAD, Panjgrain accused the Congress of sidelining him after the 2017 Punjab polls.
Alleging that the Congress had become a party of “sycophants” he claimed that some leaders had “hijacked” the party and they were “not tolerating” poor people in the party.
[Ludhiana]Rajiv Gandhi’s Statue Bust Vandalised in Ludhiana
A statue Bust of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was vandalised in Ludhiana on Tuesday by two youths, who Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh claimed, owed allegiance to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
CM asked SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal to apologise for the act of his party workers.
The miscreants sprayed red and black paint on the statue at the Salem Tabri area in Ludhiana,
They carried out the act in full public glare and blamed Rajiv Gandhi for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots
As per local Police miscreants demanded that statues of Rajiv Gandhi across the country be removed and Bharat Ratna conferred on him be withdrawn.
The statue was later cleaned by some Local Congress leaders
SAD has stepped up attack on the Gandhi family after the conviction of Sajjan Kumar.
On Saturday, the party had demanded that a special sitting of the Punjab Assembly be convened to pass a resolution for revocation of Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna.
[New Delhi]General J J Singh Retreats From Shiromani Akali Dal :Resigns
Former Army Chief J J Singh has resigned from Akali Dal citing personal reasons.
Singh, who also served as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, had joined the Akali Dal ahead of the Punjab assembly elections in early 2017 and had unsuccessfully contested against chief minister Amarinder Singh from the Patiala assembly constituency.
In his resignation letter to SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, he said he was resigning from the party for personal reasons.
Gen (retd) Singh was the first Sikh officer to become the army chief. He fought the 1965 and 1971 wars, apart from being among the architects of defeating Pakistani intruders in Kargil. He served as the 22nd Chief of the Indian Army from January 31, 2005, to September 30, 2007.
[अमृतसर,पंजाब]असंतुष्ट टकसाली अकालियों ने स्थापना दिवस पर एस ऐ डी को दो फाड़ करने की घोषणा की |
रंजीत सिंह ब्रह्मपुरा+रतन सिंह अजनाला+सेवा सिंह सेखवां ने आप के असंतुष्ट सुखपाल सिंह खेरा और सिमरनजीत सिंह बेन्स के साथ जाने के संकेत दिए |मालूम होक १४ दिसंबर को शिरोमणि अकाली दल[एस ऐ डी]का गठन किया गया था और इन टकसाली नेताओं ने अलग पार्टी बनाने के लिए भी इसी दिन का चयन किया है|
गुरु नगरी पंजाब के वेटिकन सिटी में प्रेस कांफ्रेंस करके आज तीन टकसाली अकाली नेताओं ने सुखबीर बादल और उनके सेल बिक्रम जित सिंह मजीठिया पर जम कर प्रहार किये |
वयोवृद्ध रंजीत सिंह ब्रह्मपुरा+रतन सिंह अजनाला+सेवा सिंह सेखवां ने अकाली दल के पतन के लिए बादल और मजीठिया की गलत नीतियों को जिम्मेदार ठहराया |
[Chd,Pb]Akalis Rubbishes Congress,s SIT On Bargari Sacrilege
In a Press Conference Ex Finance Minister Of Punjab Paramjit Singh said that film personality Akshay Kumar has categorically denied any visit of SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal at his residence and said that No Alleged meeting was arranged at his resedence Akshay Khiladi Kumar’s name came up in a report for organising a meeting between Akali President Sukhbir Singh Badal and Dera chief Ram Rahim
Akali Leader Rubbished Punjab Congress govt’s allegation and Justice Ranjit Singh Report on Sacrilege in Bargari
[CHD,Pb] Akalis To Gherao Punjab Asembly For Farmers On 20th March.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said that it will ‘gherao’ Punjab Assembly on March 20 in protest against the Congress-led state government for allegedly not honouring poll promises related to farm sector.
As per party spokesman Daljeet Singh Cheema a joint meeting of SAD MLAs, ex MLAs and district presidents will be held on March 14, at the party headquarters to discuss the preparations for the ‘gherao’.
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal would preside over the meeting,