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Tag: Sukhpal Singh Khaira

Khaira to Contest from Bathinda

[Chd,Pb]Punjab legislator and former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira to Contest from Bathinda
This is presently represented by Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
Khaira, formed the Punjabi Ekta Party (PEP) after quitting the AAP in January His candidature was announced on Saturday by former AAP leader and MP Dharamvira Gandhi, who is a member of the Punjab Democratic Alliance. The PDA comprises of the PEP, Bahujan Samaj Party, Lok Insaaf Party, Gandhi-led Punjab Manch, Communist Party of India and the Revolutionary Marxist Party of India.

AAP Stages sit-in Against Drug Menace in Cong Led Punjab

[Chd,Pb]AAP Stages sit-in Against Drug Menace in Congress Led Punjab
The main opposition party “AAP”attacked the Congress-led government over the alleged spate of drug overdose deaths in the state and sought a high court-monitored CBI inquiry into the matter.
Addressing the party workers, AAP MLA and the Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira accused Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of fooling people with his poll promise of wiping out the drug menace in the state within four weeks of coming to power.
Officer on special Duty (OSD) to the chief minister Sandeep Singh Sandhu reached the dharna spot and received a memorandum of demands from the AAP leaders.
Soon after, the opposition party called off the sit-in and announced that the next course of action would be decided after meeting the chief minister.
Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann and AAP state unit co-president Balbir Singh also participated in the protest.

AAP Punjab Demands Budget Session Extended

[Chd,Pb]Main Opposition In Punjab AAP Demands Budget Session Extended
Aam Aadmi Party, today urged the Assembly Speaker, Rana K P Singh, to extend the forthcoming budget session.
AAP leader Kanwar Sandhu sought at least 15 sittings during the session.
The session is slated till March 28,
As per Sandhu it is expected to have six or seven sittings only due to a holiday and the week-end between the duration of the session,
Kharar MLA said ,Leader of Opposition, Sukhpal Singh Khaira, also demanded that the Session be extended to the second week of April.
The AAP MLA said that Punjab was today facing a “severe crisis” forcing the people to head for foreign countries.
“Future generations would not forgive us for neglecting the vital issues plaguing the state. These can be addressed only through discussion and debate and not by pushing them under the carpet,” Sandhu said.
On behalf of the AAP, Kanwar Sandhu listed out 11 issues in its “business of the party” which included the state of Punjab’s finances, the Congress party’s manifesto, farm debt and joblessness.