Amarinder Singh

  • Akali Dal warns Congress over separate Haryana Sikh body June 30, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday warned the Congress against a conspiracy to weaken the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) by trying to create a separate Sikh body to take control of gurudwaras in Haryana. The Akali Dal said the SGPC is an apex body for the management of Sikhs...
  • Amarinder Singh regrets controversy over Army chief appointment June 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: Congress MP Amarinder Singh on Thursday expressed his dismay over the way the appointment of the new Army Chief was being embroiled into controversy. In a statement, Amarinder said that the issue was not about a particular person being appointed the Army chief, but about the image of one...
  • Amarinder Singh condemns Golden Temple clashes, says SGPC must act responsibly June 6, 2014

    Congress leader Amarinder Singh said, "Such incidents should not have happened and it is the duty of SGPC to ensure the security of the temple." Earlier in the day, clashes broke out within the Golden Temple premises between two groups on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. ...
  • Amarinder Congress's Deputy Leader in LS, Jyotiraditya chief whip June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who defeated Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha elections, has been made the Deputy Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha while the young leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has been brought in as chief whip of the party. The decision to appoint Scindia, one of the...
  • Arrest drug peddlers rather than addicts: Amarinder Singh to Punjab government May 30, 2014

    Patiala: Congress senior leader Amarinder Singh on Friday said that mere arrest of drug addicts will not help curbing the menace in Punjab as drug supply is the real concern to fight with. "The indiscriminate arrest of drug addicts across Punjab without providing them de-addiction treatment will serve no purpose unless...
  • Amarinder Singh wishes success to Arun Jaitley May 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: After trading acrid charges during poll campaigning, Congress MP Amarinder Singh on Monday wished success to Union minister Arun Jaitley, whom he defeated on Amritsar seat. The former Punjab chief minister hoped that Jaitley's appointment will help Punjab. Wishing Jaitely "well and success" the former chief minister reminded...
  • Priyanka Gandhi should be brought into active politics: Amarinder Singh May 24, 2014

    Congress MP Captaoin Amarinder Singh is of the opinion that Priyanka Gandhi should be brought into active politics. ...
  • Amarinder condemns notice to MLAs, seeks Bajwa's resignation May 23, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Friday condemned the issue of disciplinary notices to two party MLAs for seeking resignation of state unit chief Partap Singh Bajwa, terming the action as "desperate" attempts to "silence the popular sentiment" in the party. Supporting the demand of the MLAs, the former Chief Minister...
  • Congress split over Lok Sabha election rout out in open, infighting begins May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Voices of dissent in the Congress over its humiliating loss in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections have intensified with several leaders now questioning the entire campaign strategy and leadership. Congress allies, too, have also come out in the open and blamed the Grand Old Party of India for...
  • Congress plays safe, rejects Sonia, Rahul's offer to quit over poll rout May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Even though Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi offered to resign taking responsibility for the party's debacle in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, in typical Congress style it was outrightly rejected by the leaders. The offer made by Sonia and Rahul to resign was unanimously rejected,"...
  • Amarinder seeks cooperation from Jaitely, Daljeet May 17, 2014

    Amritsar: Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh, who defeated BJP's Arun Jaitley and AAP's Daljeet Singh from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, on Saturday sought their cooperation to serve the people in a better way. The former chief minister hoped that all of them will be working together for the betterment of...
  • Close fight between BJP-SAD and AAP in Punjab May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: It has been a close contest in 13 seats of Punjab between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party, which was making its political debut on the national platform. The BJP and its ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has won five seats and is leading in...
  • Captain Amarinder Singh credits victory to people of Amritsar and party workers May 16, 2014

    Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh who has won the Amaritsar constituency said that there is no 'Modi Wave' in this place and unexpected rise of Aam Aadmi Party which gone up to 26 per cent which we never expected. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai Congress leader said, "My intention...
  • Lok Sabha election results: General VK Singh, Captain Amarinder Singh among big winners May 16, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party, driven by its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, scripted history on Friday as it went well above the half-way mark of 272 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. While the party with some surprising wins in West Bengal and down south, became the biggest gainer in...
  • Major setback for BJP, Jaitley loses to Amarinder Singh in Amritsar May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major setback to the Bharatiya Janata party on a day when it comfortably crossed the half-way mark of 272 in the Lok Sabha elections, senior party leader Arun Jaitley was defeated by Congress's candidate Captain Amarinder Singh in Punjab. Even before the counting got over, Jaitley conceded...
  • Arrangements in place for counting in Punjab on Friday May 15, 2014

    Chandigarh: Foolproof security arrangements have been made for the counting of votes for all the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab on Friday, an Election Commission official said on Thursday. "The counting would commence at 8 am and all arrangements have been made for counting of votes registered in the EVMs,"...
  • Amarinder warns against mischief during vote count May 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: Congress candidate from Amritsar Amarinder Singh on Wednesday cautioned the Election Commission against possible mischief by the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP when votes polled in the Lok Sabha election are counted on Friday. In a statement, the former Punjab chief minister expressed apprehension that the ruling alliance was aiming at...
  • Arun Jaitley should stop calling me names: Amarinder Singh April 30, 2014

    Former chief minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh who is contesting from Amritsar against BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that he doesn't know what 'gutter inspector' means. On Monday, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that the former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh is suitable to be a 'gutter inspector'. "Amarinder...
  • 1984 riots: Never gave clean chit to Tytler, says Amarinder Singh April 30, 2014

    Captain Amarinder Singh also told CNN-IBN that if he is voted to power, he will ensure that he is there for his people whenever they need him. ...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Record polling in Punjab, 73 per cent votes registered April 30, 2014

    Chandigarh: A record 73 per cent rpt 73 per cent of total 1.95 crore electors on Wednesday voted to elect 13 Lok Sabha MPs from Punjab where the polling was largely peaceful, barring few incidents of violence. The voter turnout was 73 per cent, Additional Chief Electoral Officer Raminder Singh said, adding...
  • Stakes high for SAD-BJP combine, Congress as Punjab goes to polls April 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: The single-phase polling for 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab would be held on Wednesday where the spotlight is firmly on the encounter in Amritsar between Congress's Amarinder Singh and BJP's Arun Jaitley. The polling on Wednesday will see 1.95 crore voters sealing the fate of 253 contestants, including...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai @ ground zero: Campaign trail in Amritsar April 29, 2014

    Out of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, the most keenly watched will be the Amritsar constituency where BJP leader and leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley is contesting against former Punjab chief minister and Congress's Capt Amarinder Singh. In the run up to the 2014...
  • Congress will win more than ten seats in Punjab: Shakeel Ahmed April 24, 2014

    Ludhiana: Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab is not going to boost the poll prospects of SAD-BJP candidates as there is a "strong anti-incumbency" against Akali government in the state, Congress on Thursday said. All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed also claimed that Congress will bag 10 out of...
  • EC to monitor Punjab parties 48 hours before polling April 23, 2014

    Chandigarh: Organising parties and private functions as a cover-up for entertaining voters will be under the Election Commission's scanner in Punjab 48 hours before the April 30 Lok Sabha polling, officials said on Wednesday. "There is no ban (on holding private parties and functions) but there will be intensive checking to...
  • Jaitley flays Amarinder, accuses him of having a 'feudal mindset' April 23, 2014

    Amritsar: Taking a swipe at Amarinder Singh's royal background, BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the politics of the Congress leader reflects his "feudal mindset" as he has been caught "lying with a straight face" on the property tax and Jagdish Tytler issue. Jaitley, who is pitted against Amarinder...
  • I am not a reluctant contestant for Congress: Amarinder Singh April 21, 2014

    Congress leader Amarinder Singh ridiculed claims that he was not willing to contest the Lok Sabha elections. "I was not reluctant to fight general elections. Initially I thought that I will traverse across Punjab and campaign for Congress party's candidates in all the 13 constituencies, but when Sonia Gandhi asked...
  • 1984 riots: Akali Dal workers protest outside Congress office in Delhi April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of Akali Dal workers on Monday held a massive protest outside the Congress headquarters in Delhi over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The SAD workers were protesting against the clean chit given by Punjab Congress leader Amarinder Singh to one of the accused in the case, Jagdish Tytler. The...
  • Amarinder questions Jaitley over Bhopal gas tragedy case April 20, 2014

    Amritsar: Congress leader and Amritsar candidate Amarinder Singh asked his BJP rival Arun Jaitley to come clean on his alleged defence to Dow Jones against Bhopal gas tragedy victims over denial of compensation. Amarinder, in a statement, asked Jaitley whether it was not a fact that the latter...
  • As row simmers, Jaitley shifts to new house April 15, 2014

    Amritsar: Amid ongoing row over purchase of a new house by Arun Jaitley in Amritsar, the veteran BJP leader and a contestant for Lok Sabha election from the holy city, on Tuesday shifted to his new residence. Prayers were held to seek blessings of the Almighty as Jaitley...