Shiromani Akali Dal

  • There will be riots if Narendra Modi comes to power: Amarinder Singh 22-04-2014 07:40 AM

    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...
  • Sidhu's wife hits out at SAD, upset over him being denied a ticket 21-04-2014 09:28 AM

    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 16-04-2014 09:02 AM

    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 at...
  • SAD moves EC over Bhattal's remark against Chandumajra 08-04-2014 07:51 PM

    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...
  • Punjab government makes big promises even as old remain unfulfilled 06-04-2014 03:53 PM

    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 03-04-2014 08:39 PM

    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 20-02-2014 12:13 PM

    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? 11-02-2014 10:59 AM

    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 anti-Sikh riots: Rahul Gandhi's effigies burnt across Punjab 31-01-2014 01:58 PM

    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 anti-Sikh 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 30-01-2014 12:25 PM

    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...
  • 1984 riots: SAD backs Kejriwal's demand of SIT probe 29-01-2014 01:17 PM

    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 anti-Sikh riots issue. Speaking to CNN-IBN, SAD MP Naresh Gujral said, "This is our own demand...
  • Opposition hits out at Manmohan, says his speech was a sham 03-01-2014 12:46 PM

    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...
  • Four-time BJP MLA Harcharan Singh Balli to join Congress? 12-11-2013 10:43 PM

    New Delhi: Harcharan Singh Balli, a four-time 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 seat-sharing agreement between the two parties....
  • Delhi poll: SAD to contest four seats in Assembly elections 06-11-2013 03:49 PM

    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,...
  • Punjab CM miffed at not being invited for event that Rahul will attend 10-10-2013 08:25 AM

    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...
  • Manmohan Singh a good man, but under Gandhis' control, says Sukhbir Badal 01-10-2013 07:38 PM

    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...
  • Congress, SAD leaders involved in drug trade in Punjab, alleges ex-DGP 18-09-2013 09:19 AM

    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 13-09-2013 11:46 PM

    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...
  • BJP tells allies Narendra Modi is its PM choice 13-09-2013 03:27 PM

    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,...
  • Sukhbir Singh Badal re-elected as Akali Dal president 03-09-2013 04:58 PM

    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...
  • Assault on elderly Sikh a shameful example of hate crime: Shiromani Akali Dal 19-08-2013 08:43 AM

    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....
  • 1993 Delhi blast: SC rejects Bhullar's review plea 14-08-2013 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the review petition of 1993 Delhi blast accused, Devender Pal Singh Bhullar. Bhullar is on death row for his hand in the 1993 Delhi blasts. A Khalistani terrorist and death row convict Bhullar was sentenced to death by a trial court on...
  • SAD warns Congress to desist from playing divisive politics 29-07-2013 01:09 AM

    Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday warned Congress to desist from playing divisive politics and said it would not achieve its desired results. SAD secretary and spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema in a statement said, after failing to carry along senior party leaders with him in the much-touted mass contact programme,...
  • Delhi: Akali leader who alleged irregularities under BCCI claims threat to life 28-07-2013 06:07 PM

    New Delhi: An Akali Dal leader, who had filed a petition in the Delhi High Court seeking government takeover of BCCI, has claimed to have received a letter threatening to eliminate him and his family and sought police protection. Delhi police has received a complaint in this regard from Kuldip...
  • Shiv Sena, SAD call JD(U) pullout unfortunate 16-06-2013 07:06 PM

    Mumbai/Chandigarh: Shiv Sena and Shiromani Akali Dal - the two remaining non-BJP constituents now left in the National Democratic Alliance - on Sunday described as unfortunate JD(U)'s pullout from the alliance, calling it a decision taken in haste. Shiv Sena, which has 11 Lok Sabha seats, also felt that the...
  • Badal describes BJP's decision on Modi as 'master stroke' 09-06-2013 07:19 PM

    Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal supremo Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday described as "master-stroke" the appointment of Narendra Modi as Chairman of BJP's Election Campaign Committee for the 2014 polls, and said it was a knockout punch against a "staggering" UPA government. "This (Modi as the chairman...) has already sent shock-waves...
  • Modi's appointment would be catalytic in NDA's victory march: SAD 09-06-2013 05:55 PM

    Chandigarh: NDA ally Shiromani Akali Dal on Sunday welcomed BJP's decision to anoint Narendra Modi as Chairman of its Election Campaign Committee for the 2014 polls, saying the decision would be "catalytic" in the alliance's victory march. "The people of the country are looking towards National Democratic Alliance to save...
  • Political parties receive crores of rupees, wary of RTI 06-06-2013 02:17 PM

    New Delhi: Several big political parties such as the Congress and BJP collect a huge amount of money from donations but it's difficult to know about the donors. While protesting against bringing them under the RTI, the parties claim they give all details about donations to the income tax department....
  • Akali Dal claims clean sweep in Punjab local polls 22-05-2013 05:24 AM

    Chandigarh: Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party combine on Tuesday claimed a "clean sweep" in the zila parishad and block samiti elections. An Akali Dal spokesman said that the combine was winning a clear majority in six of the total 22 zila parishads and 43 out of 146 block...
  • Punjab: Two more killed ahead of panchayat polls 17-05-2013 05:43 PM

    Chandigarh: A day after one person was killed immediately after an election rally in Bhatinda district, two more were gunned down on Friday in a village in Amritsar in an exchange of fire between two groups, pushing the toll in the run up to the May 19 panchayat polls in...