Punjab
Why blame EVMs, asks BJP candidate Puri Why blame EVMs, asks BJP candidate Puri

 

Chandigarh, Union Minister and BJP candidate from Amritsar Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday expressed concerns over the Opposition questioning the credibility of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), saying this was for the first time that a government has gone to the people on a positive agenda.

"Why blame the EVMs," Puri said in a tweet.

No illegal transporting of EVMs in Punjab: Electoral Office No illegal transporting of EVMs in Punjab: Electoral Office



Chandigarh, There has been no illegal transportation of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in Punjab, officials here said on Tuesday.

Refuting reports on social media about the transportation of EVMs in Phagwara town, a senior electoral officer told IANS that all the EVMs used during Sunday's voting in the state have been stored safely as per the guidelines of the Election Commission of India.

Cat is out of the bag: Puri on Amarinder-Sidhu row Cat is out of the bag: Puri on Amarinder-Sidhu row



Chandigarh, Union Minister and BJP candidate from Amritsar, Hardeep Singh Puri, on Tuesday took a jibe at the ongoing war of words between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, saying, "...the cat is out of the bag".

"All along the campaign one could sense an unease in their ranks. Now the cat is out of the bag!" he tweeted.

Along with the tweet, he tagged a post that talked about how Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu was facing the ire of his party colleagues.

AAP threatens to stage protests if Captain Govt goes ahead with proposed raise in power tariff AAP threatens to stage protests if Captain Govt goes ahead with proposed raise in power tariff

 

Chandigarh,

Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema has severely criticized the move of Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) to jack up electricity rate in the state, stating that Captain Amrinder Singh govt should take a cue from Delhi model so that people could heave a sigh of relief from the scare of high electricity rates in the state.

 Mann lavishes praise on Punjab voters for their overwhelming participation in election process Mann lavishes praise on Punjab voters for their overwhelming participation in election process


Chandigarh, 
Punjab unit chief of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and sitting Member of Parliament (MP) from Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann, expressed his satisfaction over the unflagging enthusiasm exhibited by the people of Punjab, especially Sangrur and Bathinda Lok Sabha segments, and thanked them for taking active part in the mega festival of democracy which concluded on May 19.

Clean chit to Modi on code violations: CEC has touched a new low: AAP Clean chit to Modi on code violations: CEC has touched a new low: AAP

 

Chandigarh,

Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly and Aam Aadmi Party Dirba MLA Harpal Singh Cheema has accused the chief election commission (ECI) for granting a clean chit to Narendra Modi in the alleged serious model code of conduct violations, stating the act had earned widespread ignominy.

2 arrested for livestreaming voting on Facebook Live 2 arrested for livestreaming voting on Facebook Live



Mohali, You must have read about people livestreaming suicides, shootings and other crimes on Facebook Live but police here have arrested two local leaders for uploading videos of casting their votes on the platform.

The police arrested Rahul Kalia, a Congress leader, and Bhanu Partap, a Bharatiya Janata Party councillor of Ward No. 3 in Kurali municipal council in Mohali after they shot a video on Facebook Live while voting in the seventh and final phase of voting on Sunday, the local media reported.

Sidhu damaging Congress with ill-timed comments: Amarinder Sidhu damaging Congress with ill-timed comments: Amarinder

 

Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday criticized his Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for damaging the Congress with his ill-timed comments against him and the party leadership in the state.

If he was a real Congressmen, he should have chosen a better time to air his grievances instead of just ahead of voting in Punjab, said the Chief Minister in an informal interaction with reporters here before leaving for Patiala to cast his vote, along with other members of his family.

Punjab sees 57% voting amidst skirmishes 4 p.m. Punjab sees 57% voting amidst skirmishes 4 p.m.


Chandigarh, Amid reports of skirmishes and snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs), nearly 57 per cent voting was recorded till 4 p.m. for Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats in the final phase of the general elections on Sunday, officials said.

Voting began at 7 a.m. in Patiala, Amritsar, Khadoor Sahib, Jalandhar (SC), Hoshiarpur (SC), Anandpur Sahib, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib (SC), Faridkot (SC), Ferozepur, Bathinda, Sangrur and Gurdaspur. Polling will end at 6 p.m.

Sukhbir's daughter among Punjab's first-time voters Sukhbir's daughter among Punjab's first-time voters

 

Bathinda, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal's daughter Gurlin Kaur was among around 400,000 first-time voters in Punjab on Sunday. She was seen with a certificate of appreciation outside a polling station in her ancestral village Badal, near here.

Parkash Singh Badal's daughter-in-law Harsimrat Kaur is locked in a multi-cornered contest in Bathinda, the Akali Dal stronghold.

Polling in Punjab largely peaceful: CM Polling in Punjab largely peaceful: CM



Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said here on Sunday by and large polling for all 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state was peaceful.

"One murder was reported from Tarn Taran. As per the initial police report, it was a case of personal enmity," he told reporters.

He said the law and order situation was good.

Badal, Amarinder families hand in glove, says Mann Badal, Amarinder families hand in glove, says Mann



Chandigarh, Bhagwant Mann, the Aam Aadmi Party Punjab unit chief, said, here on Saturday, Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has put his stamp on the allegations of Sukhbir Badal-Amarinder Singh bonhomie that the AAP has been levelling since the Congress government came to power in the state.

Mann, the AAP candidate for the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat, quoted Sidhu as saying both were in league to protect each other's personal and political interests.

Religion, riots, dynasty dominate Punjab poll battle Religion, riots, dynasty dominate Punjab poll battle

 

Chandigarh, In agrarian Punjab, where Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes make 55 per cent of the population, religion and riots more than concerns of farmers and poor are likely to play a decisive role in the Lok Sabha elections going to the polls on Sunday.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday promised a memorial in the Bargari area of Faridkot for victims of the 2015 Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura firings. The announcement was aimed at raking up the incidents, following alleged desecration of holy scriptures during the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP government in 2015.

EC notice to Sunny Deol for poll code violation EC notice to Sunny Deol for poll code violation



Chandigarh, The Election Commission on Saturday sent a notice to actor and BJP candidate from Punjab's Gurdaspur Sunny Deol for allegedly violating the model code of conduct.

A notice was served for holding a public meeting in Pathankot town after the campaigning came to an end at 5 p.m. on Friday, an election official told  here.

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