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Punjab MLAs to get pension for just one term: Bhagwant Mann

Chandigarh: The newly formed AAP government in Punjab has decided to trim the benefits provided to MLAs in the state. On Friday, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced that former and current MLAs would be eligible for just one pension, irrespective of the number of terms they have won in the Assembly. “Today, we have taken...

Rajya Sabha elections: AAP nominates Harbhajan Singh, Raghav Chadha, Sandeep Pathak from Punjab

Chandigarh: Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab co-in-charge Raghav Chadha and academician Sandeep Pathak will be AAP’s nominees for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. Raghav Chadha is the party’s national spokesperson and also Delhi MLA. At 33, he is set to be the youngest MP ever in the Upper House of the...

Punjab: 10 AAP MLAs take oath as Cabinet ministers

Chandigarh: The new Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab will have just 10 Cabinet ministers. Ten MLAs took oath as ministers on Saturday morning. These included senior leaders Harpal Singh Cheema and Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer as well as first-time MLAs Baljit Kaur, Brahm Shankar Jimpa, Harjot Singh Bains, Dr Vijay Singla, Kuldeep Singh...

Cong MP Manish Tewari thanks Bhagwant Mann for invitation to swearing-in function

Congress MP from Punjab recalls being ignored for Channi’s event last year   New Delhi: Senior Congress leader MP from Anandpur Sahib in Punjab Manish Tewari thanked AAP leader and chief minister-designate Bhagwant Mann for inviting him for his swearing-in ceremony. He posted a tweet expressing his gratitude to Mann, who will be sworn in...

Assembly elections 2022: In Punjab, AAP cutting the ground from under veterans’ feet

Chandigarh: That the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would make gains in the Punjab Assembly elections 2022 was known. But the extent became visible during the exit polls and then the actual counting. Political veterans were seen trailing in their respective seats. Punjab being one of the last few states left in the Congress kitty should...

Counting of votes in 5 states begins; massive lead for BJP in UP, AAP in Punjab

New Delhi: Counting of votes for the just-concluded Assembly elections in five states began on Thursday morning. As per early trends coming in, BJP opened the day with a massive lead in Uttar Pradesh. Congress on the other hand was leading in less than five seats.   Congress staring at complete washout? The early trends...

Punjab CM Channi responds to criticism over ‘UP, Bihar ke bhaiyya’ comment

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday said his recent statement during election campaigning was being “misconstrued”. A day earlier, Channi had said at an election rally, “Don’t let UP Bihar ke bhaiyya enter Punjab.” The BJP and AAP lashed out at him for the comments. In an attempt to clear the air,...

Punjab CM Channi not allowed to fly to Hoshiarpur due to PM Modi’s movement

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi was denied permission to fly to an election rally venue on Monday morning. His helicopter was not allowed take off from Chandigarh after a ‘no-fly zone was declared’ because of Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s movement. Channi was to attend Congress MP Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Hoshiarpur on...

No new tax in Punjab if AAP voted to power: Kejriwal

Jalandhar: It’s raining promises ahead of elections. If the Aam Aadmi Party is voted to power in Punjab in the upcoming Assembly elections, no new tax will be levied in the state, party national convener Arvind Kejriwal promised in Jalandhar on Saturday. He also announced a slew of sops for the state in case of...

ED raids premises of Punjab CM Channi’s nephew in illegal sand mining case

Chandigarh: In a development that is raising brows because of its timing, the Enforcement Directorate conducted raids at around 10 places, including the premises of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew, in an illegal sand mining case. An FIR in the case of illegal mining in Mohali was registered in 2018 by the Punjab...

Punjab Assembly polls: Channi to fight from Chamkaur Sahib, Sidhu from Amritsar East

Congress releases list of 86 candidates for upcoming Punjab Assembly elections Chandigarh: The Congress has released a list of 86 candidates for upcoming Punjab Assembly elections. Incumbent Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi will contest the elections from Chamkaur Sahib SC, the seat he holds currently. State Congress president Navjyot Singh Sidhu will fight once again...

Punjab people to choose AAP’s CM candidate, says Kejriwal

Kejriwal launches phone number 7074870748 for public survey Chandigarh: The chief ministerial candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab will be chosen by the people, said AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday. He launched a phone number on which people of Punjab can inform the party about their choice of candidate by calling...