(Chd,Pb)Akalis Protest Against Liquor Scam,Fuel Price Hike,Mining
The opposition Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday held statewide protests against the hike in fuel prices, alleged liquor scam and illegal mining in Punjab.
Leading a protest in Mohali’s Zirakpur, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal demanded that the Punjab government slash fuel prices by Rs 10 a litre.
Once the Punjab government reduces fuel prices by Rs 10 per litre, we will ask the Centre to do the same, the SAD president said, adding that they have already written to PM Narendra Modi to cut central excise duty on fuel.
Badal said that the state should compensate private schools by submitting their six months’ fee in advance.
Meanwhile, former minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Amritsar said diesel is the costliest in Punjab when compared with neighbouring states.
Majithia demanded a central probe into the embezzlement and wrongful distribution of ration by the Congress government.
He alleged that the ration sent by the Centre for 1.40 crore people was diverted to Congressmen who embezzled it and sold it on the open market.
At Rupnagar, senior leader Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said the SAD was forced to come out and hold dharnas because the Congress-led government were following anti-people policies.
He alleged the sand mafia has been given a free hand by the Congress government due to which Congressmen were enriching themselves at the cost of the state treasury.
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(New Delhi)SAD Will Sport BJP in Delhi Assembly Elections:Nadda
SAD not contesting On Any Seat In Delhi
BJP president J P Nadda on Wednesday hailed the Shiromani Akali Dal as an old and strong ally, while Badal asserted that their alliance is not merely about politics but also about a bond of sentiments.
Akali Dal’s decision to not contest the polls had triggered concerns in the BJP that it may alienate a section of Sikh voters.
Nadda held a long meeting with Badal before addressing the joint press conference.
(Asr,Pb) Sukhbir Badal Unanimously Re-elected Prez of 99 Yrs Old SAD
Sukhbir Singh Badal unanimously re-elected president of 99 Years Old Shiromani Akali Dal.
The 57-year-old former Punjab deputy chief minister became the SAD chief for the third time in a row.
His name was proposed by senior party leader Tota Singh and seconded by another senior leader, Prem Singh Chandumajra.
The SAD on Saturday observed its 99th foundation day.
The election for the post was held at Teja Singh Samundri Hall of the SGPC complex.
(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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.