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SAD Lashed out At Old Ally BJP For Haryana Episode

(Amritsar)Badal Lashedout At Old Ally BJP For Haryana Episode
Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal lashed out at the BJP for inducting its lone sitting MLA in Haryana into its fold, saying what the saffron party has done is “unethical and unfortunate”.
There is a ‘maryada’ (dignity) of relationship (alliance). What BJP has done by inducting our sitting MLA (into its own fold) is unethical and violated the maryada (dignity),” Sukhbir told reporters in Amritsar district
Badal, however, said the alliance with the saffron party was intact in Punjab and Delhi but asserted that the SAD would contest the Haryana assembly polls all alone.

SAD Demands Immediate Transfer Of SSPs Of Jalandhar&Muktsar

[Chd,Pb] SAD Demands Immediate Transfer Of SSPs Of Jalandhar&Muktsar
As per SAD These officers are “close relatives” of Congress leaders.
In a complaint to the Punjab Chief Electoral Officer, SAD president’s political secretary Charanjit Singh Brar said
Mahal was a relative of Cabinet minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa,
Dhesi was a relative of the chief minister’s OSD Gurpreet Singh Dhesi
Brar said “It seems both the officers have been posted deliberately at these stations with the aim of working against SAD candidates,”
The Akali Dal claimed that the Muktsar SSP had shown his “partisan” attitude earlier also by “facilitating booth capturing” by Congress workers during the Zila Parishad elections, besides registering a “false” case against SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal.
The complaint said both the officers should be immediately removed from their stations to ensure they did not “misuse” their office to facilitate the Congress party and its candidates.

Shiromani Akali Dal Seeks Production Subsidy For Farmers

[Bathinda,Pb]Shiromani Akali Dal[ SAD] Seeks Production Subsidy For Farmers
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday sought production subsidy for farmers on the pattern of investment subsidy being given to the industry.
Former Punjab deputy chief minister said he had already requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to introduce production subsidy concept for farmers.
“Production subsidy should be given to farmers on the pattern of investment subsidy given to the industry,” he said after interacting with party workers at Goniana
.Badal also accused Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of committing a fraud with farmers, claiming he had given “a signed affidavit” to farmers that the Congress government would wave their entire debt.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal alleged that Amarinder Singh was trying to “befool” the people of Punjab by stating that central funds had not been received to initiate work on the Kartarpur corridor.
On Kartarpur She said Punjab government does not acquire land, but blame the Centre for its failure,
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Modi Reiterates Govt’s Support For Victims of 1984’s Sikh Genocide

[New Delhi]Modi Reiterates Govt’s Support For Victims of 1984’s Sikh Genocide
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi met victims of the 1984 Sikh genocide after the Union cabinet meeting on Wednesday and assured them of the government’s full support,
The victims were accompanied by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal, Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, party MP Naresh Gujral and heads of Sikh religious bodies SGPC and DSGPC.
As per Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal Modi commended the victims for their 34-years-long fight for justice. She added that the victims got justice under the Modi government after Sajjan Kumar was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Gujral, who was accompanying the victims, said they all got very emotional after meeting Modi and sought protection from him, which was assured by the prime minister.

SAD Lost Shahkot But Retained its Vote Share :Sukhbir

[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.

Sufi Singer Pyare Lal Of “Wadali Bros”Fame Dies

[Amritsar,Pb]Sufi Singer Pyare Lal Of Wadali Bros Fame Dies
Pyare Lal Wadali, the one half of famous Punjabi Sufi singing duo Wadali Brothers, died of heart attack today at a private hospital He was 75.
Wadali with his elder brother Puran Chand Wadali sang popular hits such as
‘Tu maane yaa na maane’ and
Tanu Weds Manu’s ‘Rangrez mere’.
He was admitted to the hospital on Monday but could not be revived.
The singer is survived by wife, two sons and three daughters.
Wadali was honoured with several state and national level awards along with his elder brother.

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh & Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal also condoled the singer’s death.

Justice Gill Recommends Cancellation Of FIRs In 41 Cases

[Chd,Pb] Justice Gill Recommends Cancellation Of FIRs In 41 Cases ,Justice Gill has submitted 5th interim report to Punjab CM
Justice (retd) Mehtab Singh Gill Commission was set up to look into “false cases” registered during the decade-long SAD-BJP rule in Punjab,
In its fifth interim report submitted to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today, the inquiry panel recommended action, mainly cancellation of FIRs, in 41 cases, taking the total number of such cases so far to 258.
Out of 159 complaints, 118 have been set aside for lack of jurisdiction or for being without merit.
“Among the cases in which cancellation has been recommended in this report are FIRs against
Vijay Sayal, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Gurdaspur, and
Sikh religious preacher Baljit Singh Daduwal,
both of which the commission described as culmination of vendetta resulting from their refusal to obey the diktats of former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and former revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia,”
Sanyal was falsely implicated in an FIR registered by the Vigilance Bureau, Faridkot, for challaning the Orbit Bus of Sukhbir, who also held the portfolio of home department,
In the case of Daduwal, the commission did not find anything seditious in his speech at the congregation held on November 10, 2015, according to the release.

AAP’s 2 Punjabi Leaders with Associates Deserted To SAD

[Asr,Pb]AAP’s 2 Punjabi Leaders with 43 Associates Joined SAD
The AAP’s former Majha zone president Kanwalpreet Singh Kaki and former Backward Caste wing chairman Manmohan Singh Bhagowalia joined the SAD along with their supporters
Ex Dy CM Badal said their deserting the AAP left the party with zero presence in Majha.
He said that the competition in the municipal elections would now be between the Congress party and the SAD-BJP combine, and the AAP was out of the picture.

Punjab Govt Hails Amended List Of Blacklisted Sikhs:73 Still Chronicled

[New Delhi]Punjab Govt Hails Amended List Of Blacklisted Sikhs
Punjab Govt Hails Centre’s Decision On Removal Of Sikhs from Blacklist; 73 still Chronicled
Dy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal Tweeted
“Thanking Prime Minister @narendramodi Ji for for taking the much needed decision to prune 212 names from the black list of Sikhs @PMOIndia”
Names of 225 Sikhs, chronicled in the government’s blacklist for their alleged involvement in subversive or anti-India activities, have been removed over the last four years.
The pruning has been done in a list of 298 Sikhs which was prepared at different levels by security agencies since 1980s.
Those Indian-origin people, who were allegedly involved in subversive or anti-India activities abroad, were included in the blacklist and such people were barred from visiting India.
As Per Home Ministry official “We have pruned the list in the last four years and recently removed names of 36 Sikhs settled abroad,”
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he assumed office in 2014 to direct the Home Ministry to evolve a mechanism for a regular review of all such cases.
Badal had said he wanted removal of the names of persons from the list against whom no cases or legal proceedings were pending.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal too had written a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to review the blacklist of Sikhs and delete names of the persons who were not wanted in any criminal case in the state.
A delegation of British Sikhs too had urged the Prime Minister to remove the names of Sikh individuals from the list.
During the 1980s and 1990s, a large number of Sikh families had migrated to the US, Canada, the UK, Germany and other countries seeking political asylum.
Many of the asylum-seekers were booked in cases in India and have not been allowed to visit India in the past decades

Punjab’s Dy CM Sukhbir Calls AAP a Tomfoolery

[Chandigarh,Punjab] Punjab’s Dy CM Sukhbir Calls AAP a Tomfoolery
Sukhbir Singh Badal Accuses AAP of “Befooling” People of Punjab
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Badal today accused AAP of “befooling” people of Punjab on SYL canal issue in order to secure votes in the wake of 2017 assembly polls.
Sukhbir said in a statement .”Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led Delhi government is indulging in deceitful tactics by stating it wanted water for Delhi but leaving it to Punjab and Haryana to fight over the SYL canal,”
He said filing of affidavits in the Supreme Court was nothing but a “political ploy to befool” Punjabis and secure their votes in the 2017 assembly elections.
The Delhi government has in its revised affidavit filed in the Supreme Court said it is only concerned about continuing to get its share of river waters as per the 1976 notification.
“This notification led to the construction of the SYL canal. So effectively the Delhi government wants water to flow through this canal even though it has present water supply arrangement with Haryana”,
Asking Kejriwal to end this “double game”, Badal said “you cannot keep playing cat and mouse forever. Punjabis just want you to answer a simple question. Are you in favour of construction of the SYL canal or not? This answer will determine whether you are in favour of the Punjabi farmer or against him”,
Sukbir said Kejriwal first claimed that he was against construction of the SYL canal when on a visit to Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab.
Kejriwal, however, on reaching Delhi took a U turn and said everyone should get water, meaning his native State Haryana should get water from the SYL canal,
The SAD president said if the AAP government was really sincere towards Punjabi farmers it should pass a resolution in its assembly supporting the stand taken by Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on the SYL canal.