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Debt, Promises and Perception: A Report Card for the First 6 Months of AAP’s Govt in Punjab

Debt, Promises and Perception: A Report Card for the First 6 Months of AAP’s Govt in Punjab

Punjab’s AAP government has worked to try and deliver on the many poll promises it had made six months ago, however, apart from its penchant for theatrics, this delivery has been largely hit-or-miss. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab has completed six months in power. At a time when the party is gearing […]Read More

“New Anti-Mafia Era”: Navjot Sidhu Humiliates Congress Again

“New Anti-Mafia Era”: Navjot Sidhu Humiliates Congress Again

Punjab Elections 2022: Navjot Sidhu had earlier drawn flak for congratulating the people of Punjab for making an “excellent decision” in choosing AAP. New Delhi: A day after resigning from the post of Punjab Congress chief, Navjot Singh Sidhu has continued his endorsement of the Aam Aadmi Party which snatched the state from his own party. In […]Read More

What Does AAP’s Punjab Victory Tell Us About Its ‘Soft-Hindutva’ Politics?

What Does AAP’s Punjab Victory Tell Us About Its ‘Soft-Hindutva’ Politics?

Despite the unpopularity of communal politics in Punjab, AAP borrowed a few tactics from BJP’s playbook. The results for five state assembly elections are out and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has clearly emerged as the biggest winner despite the BJP retaining power in 4 out of these 5 states including Uttar Pradesh — one of India’s biggest, […]Read More

Punjab CM-designate Bhagwant Mann resigns as Lok Sabha MP, farewell speech at 3:30 pm

Punjab CM-designate Bhagwant Mann resigns as Lok Sabha MP, farewell speech at 3:30 pm

Bhagwant Mann will meet Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in the Parliament today, reported ANI. Mann, who was the party’s chief ministerial candidate, will take the oath on March 16 at the freedom fighter Bhagat Singh’s native village Khatkar Kalan. HIGHLIGHTS Bhagwant Mann will resign as the member of Lok Sabha from Sangrur today. He […]Read More

Congress scripted its own defeat in Punjab, says senior party leader Balbir Singh Sidhu

Congress scripted its own defeat in Punjab, says senior party leader Balbir Singh Sidhu

Reacting to the party’s drubbing in the Punjab assembly polls, Sidhu said, “The decline of the party’s prospects started the day Sunil Jakhar, a dyed-in-wool Congressman, was replaced by an outsider Navjot Singh Sidhu, who had joined the Congress just four years ago.” HIGHLIGHTS Sidhu said that the Congress leadership scripted its own defeat by […]Read More

From Amritsar’s ‘Padwoman’ to Mobile Repair Shop Owner: Meet AAP’s ‘Giant Killers’ in Punjab

From Amritsar’s ‘Padwoman’ to Mobile Repair Shop Owner: Meet AAP’s ‘Giant Killers’ in Punjab

The widespread victories of lesser-known candidates in Punjab reveals voters’ entrenched anger with traditional parties in the state – an anger which AAP was able to capitalise on. Chandigarh: Even as the election verdict in Punjab sent shock waves across the country and beyond, it was less known faces that stole the show by defeating the […]Read More

With 85 Debutant MLAs, Punjab Witnesses the Rise of a New Political Class

With 85 Debutant MLAs, Punjab Witnesses the Rise of a New Political Class

Of the 85 new MLAs, 82 are from AAP. The state assembly will also, for the first time in decades, witness the absence of some seasoned politicians who called the shots for long. Chandigarh: Punjab has not only delivered an unprecedented mandate in favour of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) but the election result has also […]Read More

Punjab Election 2022 LIVE updates: ‘Tussi kamaal kar dita’, Arvind Kejriwal to supporters on Punjab landslide win, mega Amritsar roadshow with Bhagwant Mann on

Punjab Election 2022 LIVE updates: ‘Tussi kamaal kar dita’, Arvind Kejriwal to supporters on Punjab landslide win, mega Amritsar roadshow with Bhagwant Mann on

The roadshow began after the two leaders along with newly elected MLA’s offered ardas at Golden Temple Stating that the three-crore Punjabis had ushered in an Inqilab (revolution), the AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said that after many years the state had got an honest Chief Minister. During the road show, Kejriwal while addressing his supporters […]Read More

Bathinda thermal plant employees ‘punish’ SAD, Congress over closure

Bathinda thermal plant employees ‘punish’ SAD, Congress over closure

Manpreet polls just 16 votes in one booth The impact of the shutting down of the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant (GNDTP) is quite evident on the election results of the Bathinda Urban segment. In stark contrast to 216 votes polled by AAP candidate Jagroop Singh Gill at polling station No. 13 in Thermal Colony, […]Read More

‘Congress will never learn…’: Amarinder Singh’s blast after Punjab disaster

‘Congress will never learn…’: Amarinder Singh’s blast after Punjab disaster

Punjab election: The Aam Aadmi Party secured a landslide win by claiming 92 of 117 seats and will form the next government. Ex Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh lashed out at the Congress Friday after spokesperson Randeep Surjewala blamed ‘4.5 years of anti-incumbency under Captain…’ for the massive defeat to the Aam Aadmi Party in […]Read More

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