In what could be seen as an attempt at the coup in Punjab, 26 MLAs and 4 cabinet ministers of Sidhu camp have opened a front against Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. Watch Kurukshetra with Pankaj Bhargava.
In what could be seen as an attempt at the coup in Punjab, 26 MLAs and 4 cabinet ministers of Sidhu camp have opened a front the against Chief Minister. According to reports, the MLAs are preparing to meet party high command Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi.
Reacting to reported remarks of Sidhu's advisors Pyare Lal Garg questioning Amarinder Singh's criticism of Pakistan, as well as the earlier controversial statement of Malwinder Singh Mali on Kashmir, Punjab CM Amarinder expressed shock at their "extraordinary statements".
The Congress appears to be in damage control mode following controversial remarks by Punjab party unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu's two advisors - Pyare Lal Garg and Malwinder Singh Mali - on sensitive issues like Kashmir and Pakistan.
Navjot Singh Sidhu has slammed the Amarinder Singh government over poor prices for sugarcane.
In a recent social media post, Mali had waded into the issue of revocation of Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave a special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh said his government had decided to waive off loans amounting to Rs 520 crore of farm labor and landless farmers, with respect to the principal amount against their cooperative loans as of July 31, 2017, and simple interest at the rate of seven percent per annum on the above amount till March 6, 2019.
The Chief Minister and state Congress president Sidhu on Friday agreed to set up a 10-member 'Strategic Policy Group'
The Chief Minister further announced that an Act would soon be notified which would mandate budgetary spending on the Dalit welfare equal to the percentage of SC population in the state, and the 85th Constitutional Amendment would be implemented in line with judgments of the Supreme Court.
The CM dedicated the memorial to the people of Punjab, saying this second memorial at the site of the gory massacre is a tribute to all those unknown martyrs who laid down their lives during the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
While both the Chief Minister and the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President had made public statements about working together as a team, the cricketer-turned-politician doesn't stop at attacking the CM in one way or another. And the Congress state chief's this move can be seen as another round of tussle with the CM.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, just a day after he met Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, news agency ANI quoted sources as saying.
Expressing concern over the fear of "inimical powers from across the border trying to exploit the resentment and disgruntlement against the government", Amarinder Singh sought an enduring and expeditious solution to the farmers’ concerns.
Amarinder Singh is also likely to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his Delhi visit and discuss the prevailing security situation along the Indo-Pak border.
Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday questioned his own party's state government led by chief minister Amarinder Singh over the "delay" in action on the report by Special Task Force (STF) on drugs.
A Congress worker from Ludhiana allegedly committed suicide on Thursday after leaving behind an audio recording addressed to the party’s newly appointed Punjab chief, Navjot Singh Sidhu.
This was the second meeting between Navjot Sidhu and Amarinder Singh within a week, the first being held on the sidelines of a tea party hosted by Amarinder just ahead of Sidhu's coronation last week.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain (Retired) Amarinder Singh on July 26 laid a wreath and saluted the valorous soldiers on the occasion of 22nd Kargil Vijay Diwas at a memorial in Chandigarh.