Shiromani Akali Dal

  • Modi government has never refused financial aid to Punjab: CM Parkash Singh Badal September 7, 2014

    Ludhiana: Accusing Congress of misguiding people by spreading "false propaganda" that the Centre was not providing funds to Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday asserted that the Narendra Modi government has never denied financial aid to the state. "The UPA government knew that they will not be able...
  • Punjab bypoll results: Congress, SAD win one seat each August 25, 2014

    The Congress was at par with the Shiromani Akali Dal in the Punjab where both the parties won one seat each in the bypolls held last week. Congress leader Preneet Kaur won the Patiala seat while Akali Dal's Mohinder Singh Sidhu won the Talwandi Sabo seat. The Aam Aadmi Party finished...
  • Bypoll results live: Setback for BJP; RJDJDUCong alliance wins 6 seats in Bihar, Congress wins 2 in Karnataka August 25, 2014

    The results for assembly bypolls held in four states Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday as counting of votes has begun. While all eyes are on the Lalu PrasadNitish Kumar alliance in Bihar, the BJP is keeping fingers crossed in MP and Karnataka while...
  • Hope the new Haryana Governor will look into the SGPC issue: SAD July 27, 2014

    In connection with the ongoing tussle over the new Gurudwara Committee Act passed by the Haryana Government, Shiromani Akali Dal Spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema said, "we cancelled the meet after Akal Takht directive. Hope the new Haryana Governor will look into the issue." ...
  • Punjab CM threatens to quit if Haryana SGPC Act is not withdrawn July 25, 2014

    Chandigarh: Battle lines have been drawn between the Congress government in Haryana and the Shiromani Akali Dal government in Punjab after the Hooda government in Haryana passed a legislation formatting a separate Gurudwara management committee for Haryana. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has threatened to quit at a rally...
  • What happened is unfortunate, but police shouldn't enter Golden Temple: SAD MP on clashes June 6, 2014

    Fifteen people have been detained after clashes broke out in the Golden Temple during a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. Clashes broke out between the Golden Temple task force workers and supporters of the SAD (Amritsar) MP Simranjeet Singh Mann. ...
  • Sword fight breaks out between Golden Temple task force workers, several injured June 6, 2014

    Amritsar: Clashes broke out within the Golden Temple premises in Amritsar between two groups on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on Friday. The sword fight broke out between Golden Temple task force workers and supporters of SAD MP Simranjeet Singh Mann. Several people have been injured in the...
  • LS polls: Akali Dal workers break EVM at Patiala April 30, 2014

    Chandigarh: Some Akali Dal workers on Wednesday allegedly damaged the control unit of EVM at the Bajwa Colony at Patiala and later banged the machine on the floor, officials said. The Akali workers earlier uprooted the booth of Congress party and entered the polling booth and tried to take control over,...
  • Ludhiana a tight 3way battle, AAP, Independent candidate frontrunners April 29, 2014

    Ludhiana: The industrial hub of Ludhiana is set for a tight threeway battle on April 30, when the constituency goes to polls. While there may be signs of a 'Modi wave' in many parts of the country, Ludhiana seems to be ignoring this wave. Ludhiana is a complex constituency divided in...
  • There will be riots if Narendra Modi comes to power: Amarinder Singh April 22, 2014

    Amritsar: In the election season of increasing attacks and counter attacks, former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh claimed that there will be riots within 6 months if Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi comes to power. He also dismissed speculations of any Modi wave in the country. "There is...
  • Sidhu's wife hits out at SAD, upset over him being denied a ticket April 21, 2014

    Amritsar's sitting MP Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife Navjyot Kaur has lashed out at the Shiromani Akali Dal, expressing her disappointment over Sidhu being denied a ticket this time. The BJP-SAD alliance has fielded Arun Jaitley from Amritsar. Kaur, in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, accused the Akali Dal government of...
  • Show Me The Money: Harsimrat Kaur's assets valued at Rs 108.14 crore April 16, 2014

    Shiromani Akali Dal's Harsimrat Kaur from Bhatinda cash reserves of Rs 1.4 lakh Her Bank deposits and investments are valued at 30.9 crore. She owns jewellery worth Rs 5.4 crore. She has two tractors worth Rs 5.5. lakh. Harsimrat and her husband have properties in Haryana and Punjab valued...
  • SAD moves EC over Bhattal's remark against Chandumajra April 8, 2014

    Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against former Punjab Cheif Minister and senior Congress leader Bhattal for allegedly using foul and derogatory language for its candidate Prem Singh Chandumajra. Secretary and SAD Spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema, in his complaint to the EC, said that...
  • Punjab government makes big promises even as old remain unfulfilled April 6, 2014

    The Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP-led government in Punjab has been making big poll promises in the run up to the elections. Deputy Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has vowed to turn the state into a beacon of prosperity. However, the ground reality is that coffers in the state...
  • Punjab poll tracker: SAD-BJP takes a huge lead over Congress-PPP combine April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP combine seems to be in a comfortable position in Punjab. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week national tracker, the SAD-BJP alliance is projected to get 42 per cent of the votes in the state. The opposition Congress-PPP combine may get just 29 per cent...
  • AAP's Phoolka challenges SAD, Badal junior targets him for 1984 cases February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has opened a major front in Punjab by launching Supreme Court Lawyer HS Phoolka as its Lok Sabha candidate from Ludhiana. Phoolka has been the face of the 1984 riots legal battle and has a strong emotional support base. He had been engaged...
  • LS pollscape: Different poll, but will it make a difference in Punjab? March 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: Lok Sabha elections from Punjab would be different this time round. Different, yes, but would they make a difference? May be not. There are 13 parliamentary constituencies in the state and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has vowed to field candidates from all. The current break up is skewed...
  • 1984 antiSikh riots: Rahul Gandhi's effigies burnt across Punjab January 31, 2014

    Chandigarh: Massive protests continue across Punjab as members of the Shiromani Akali Dal burn effigies of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on the 1984 antiSikh riots. Demanding an apology from Rahul for once again recalling the horrific carnage and making careless remarks on it, the protestors have...
  • Delhi: Sikhs protest against Rahul Gandhi's remark on 1984 riots January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Sikh Gurudwara committee and Shiromani Akali Dal party members are holding a protest at the headquarters of Indian National Congress party at 24 Akbar road. The protest is against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's comment over the 1984 Anti Sikh riots recently. "We want an SIT to probe...
  • 1984 riots: SAD backs Kejriwal's demand of SIT probe January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) which is opposed to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab has come out in support of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for taking up the 1984 antiSikh riots issue. Speaking to CNNIBN, SAD MP Naresh Gujral said, "This is our own demand...
  • Opposition hits out at Manmohan, says his speech was a sham January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Minutes after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh briefed the media on his 10 year long tenure, the Opposition upped the ante against him, saying his speech was a sham. "Prime Minister's speech was a sham. How can the Prime Minister say he had no role in the scams. He...
  • Fourtime BJP MLA Harcharan Singh Balli to join Congress? November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Harcharan Singh Balli, a fourtime BJP MLA from Hari Nagar assembly constituency who had been refused party ticket for the December 4 assembly polls, is likely to get a ticket from Congress. Balli's seat was given to Shiromani Akali Dal under the seatsharing agreement between the two parties....
  • Delhi poll: SAD to contest four seats in Assembly elections November 6, 2013

    The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will contest four seats in coalition with the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Delhi assembly elections scheduled for December 4, a party leader said on Wednesday. "The party will fight for the seats at Shahadra, Rajouri Garden, Hari Nagar and Kalkaji," said Manjit Singh GK, SAD...
  • Punjab CM miffed at not being invited for event that Rahul will attend October 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's visit to Punjab on Thursday, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh lodging a strong protest at not being invited to the event that Rahul is slated to attend. Rahul Gandhi will attend a function in Punjab's...
  • Manmohan Singh a good man, but under Gandhis' control, says Sukhbir Badal October 1, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a good man but is controlled by the Gandhi family, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Tuesday. Badal also asserted that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would win majority on its own in the next parliamentary elections, courtesy a "tsunami" in the shape...
  • Congress, SAD leaders involved in drug trade in Punjab, alleges ex-DGP September 18, 2013

    Chandigarh: In an IBN7 exclusive, a former DGP of jails in Punjab has alleged that major political parties in Punjab are involved in drug rackets. Former DGP of Jails Shashikant, in the Punjab-Haryana High Court, has made a statement alleging that ministers from major political parties, like the Akali Dal...
  • Narendra Modi right person to lead NDA: Akali Dal September 13, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Friday hailed the decision of the BJP to name Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections, terming him the "right person" to lead the NDA. Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had "chosen the...
  • BJP tells allies Narendra Modi is its PM choice September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Friday afternoon informed the Shiv Sena and Shiromani Akali Dal that the party has decided to nominate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Despite opposition from party patriarch LK Advani, Singh...
  • Sukhbir Singh Badal re-elected as Akali Dal president September 3, 2013

    Sukhbir Singh Badal was on Tuesday re-elected as the president of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal. Sukhbir, 51, who is Punjab's deputy chief minister, was unanimously re-elected by 445 delegates of the Akali Dal who had assembled in Amritsar at the Teja Singh Samundri hall at the Golden Temple complex of...
  • Assault on elderly Sikh a shameful example of hate crime: Shiromani Akali Dal August 19, 2013

    The ruling SAD in Punjab and the apex religious body SGPC on Sunday described the attack on an elderly Sikh by a teenage British girl as a shameful example of hate crime and asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the matter with the UK government at the earliest. The...