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  • Election tracker: Congress ahead in Haryana, BJPSAD leads in Punjab January 23, 2014

    Chandigarh: There is some good news for the Congress from Haryana even as in neighbouring Punjab, the ruling Shiromani Akali DalBharatiya Janata Party alliance is ahead. In both the states, Aam Aadmi Party (AAp) is emerging as a serious challenger. The Congress, which is facing serious allegations of massive corruption,...
  • Punjab will get more funds if Narendra Modi becomes PM, says Badal September 21, 2013

    Dhuri: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said that the state would get more funds and centrally-sponsored projects for its overall development if BJP's Narendra Modi became Prime Minister after the upcoming General Elections. The entire BJP leadership and Gujarat Chief Minister Modi especially, had a "pro-Punjab stance which...
  • Punjab is most 'corrupt' state, says Manpreet Badal April 17, 2013

    Jalandhar: Terming Punjab as the most 'corrupt' state in the country, People's Party of Punjab leader Manpreet Badal accused the state finance minister of acting as merely the 'munim' (accountant) of the government. "Punjab is the most corrupt state in the country. The people looting the state are being actively...
  • Municipal elections reduced to a 'joke': Congress June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Defeated in municipal corporation polls in Punjab, Congress on Monday alleged that the ruling SADBJP combine had unleashed unprecedented "state terror" and reduced the elections to a "joke". "There was no election in Punjab. It was a joke. It was complete subversion of the democratic process through...
  • Punjab will continue free power supply subsidy: Badal April 10, 2012

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said that the state government was committed to continuing free power to the farmers and the weaker sections of people in the state through its power subsidy. Addressing people on the last day of his thanksgiving sixday tour of Lambi assembly seat...
  • Badal favours opening Punjab border with Pak for trade April 9, 2012

    Muktsar: Opening borders of Punjab with Pakistan for trade would provide impetus to economy of the state, and will be a "major boon" for the farmers, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said. "Punjab being a land locked state had been a victim of the...
  • 'Punjab will be made developed state in next 2 years' April 7, 2012

    Muktsar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday said his government will make all efforts to transform the state into a developed one in the next two years. "The state government is fully committed to fulfill the aspirations of the people who have given historic mandate in favour of...
  • SADBJP retain Punjab, create history March 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The ruling Shiromani Akal Dal(SAD)Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) created history in the Punjab Assembly by retaining power in Punjab, defying history which has not seen the incumbent returning to power in the last 46 years. The SADBJP alliance won 68 seats, while Congress won 46 seats. The Others won three...
  • Disappointed with Punjab trends: Singhvi March 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress that was confident of winning in Punjab Assembly polls was disappointed with the vote count trends in the state. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) combine seemed to be headed for a majority according to trends. "I am extremely disappointed with Punjab. I will be baffled...
  • Punjab: SAD+ headed for comfortable majority March 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Shiromani Akal Dal(SAD)Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) alliance seemed to be heading for a majority in the Punjab Assembly belying history which has not seen the incumbent returning to power in the recent past. The counting for the 117seat Punjab Assembly began at 8 am on Tuesday and as per...
  • Punjab Polls: SAD+ headed for majority March 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Shiromani Akal Dal(SAD)Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) alliance seemed to be heading for a majority in the Punjab Assembly belying history which has not seen the incumbent returning to power in the recent past. The counting for the 117seat Punjab Assembly began at 8 am on Tuesday and as per...
  • The grand old man of Akali politics March 2, 2007

    New Delhi: Parkash Singh Badal has been at the helm of the religious political group Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) ever since he became Chief Minister of Punjab in 1970. Born in 1927, Badal first entered the Punjab Assembly in 1957. During the 60s Badal emerged ahead of the other Akali...
  • Punjab: Cong out, AkaliBJP back February 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The Shiromani Akali DalBJP combine wrested power in Punjab winning a comfortable majority in the House of 117 seats. The SADBJP combine immediately set in motion the govt formation process and a meeting of the newlyelected MLAs has been called in Chandigarh on Wednesday to formally elect the...
  • Advantage SADBJP in other exit polls February 14, 2007

    New Delhi: While the CNNIBNHindustan Times Exit Poll predicted a dead heat in the Punjab Assembly elections, two other news channels predicted a majority for the Akali DalBJP combine. Surveys conducted by Star News and NDTV gave a simple majority to the Akali DalBJP alliance with similar projections centering around 60...
  • Punjab exit poll: A close contest February 13, 2007

    New Delhi: They say it's not over until the last vote is counted and that is exactly the story of the CNNIBNHindustan Times Exit Poll on the Punjab Assembly elections. It's a dead heat between the Congress and the AkaliBJP combine with both projected to win an equal number of...