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AAP holds centrestage, even in Cong, Akali rallies at Maghi

Archit Watts: Muktsar: The Maghi Mela today proved to be an Aam Aadmi Party show with surging crowds at the party rally seemingly unnerving the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal. Even as the Congress and SAD dismissed AAP as a party of no consequence in Punjab, leaders of both the parties launched a vitriolic attack on AAP, and kept their focus on it during their speeches. Enthused by the large... 

Majithia files defamation suit against AAP’s Sanjay Singh

Chandigarh: Punjab’s Revenue and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Tuesday filed a defamation suit against Aam Aadmi Party national spokesperson Sanjay Singh in the Ludhiana court of judicial magistrate Bikramjit Singh. Majithia claimed that he was defamed by Sanjay who called him a “drug trader”, and said “when AAP will come to power, it will put corrupt Majithia in jail.” “Not... 

Khadoor Sahib battle on Feb 13, a test ahead of 2017

Ruchika M Khanna: Chandigarh: This could well be the beginning of a fierce political battle. Almost a year before Punjab goes to the polls, the stage is set for a keen fight between the ruling SAD-BJP alliance and the Congress, with the latter raring to turn around its political fortunes. The battlelines for the Khadoor Sahib byelection, scheduled for February 13, are clearly drawn. Apart from the... 

Vote AAP in 2017 assembly poll: appeals BJP MLA Dr Sidhu

Chandigarh: In what may irk BJP leadership in Punjab, the party’s MLA Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu has overtly stated that she would advise electorate to vote for Aam Aadmi Party in the 2017 Assembly elections. In an interview to a newspaper TV network, Dr Sidhu said that if BJP will not go alone in the elections then she will advise people to vote for AAP. When asked how she sees AAP’s presence... 

Kejriwal may shift base for Punjab battle

Ravi S Singh: New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) appears ready to go for broke in Punjab. Party strategists are learnt to be toying with the idea of shifting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s base to Punjab six months before the state goes to the polls in 2017. Kejriwal is also convenor of the nascent party. The party appears excited by the response it has received in 2014 Lok Sabha elections... 

Bhagwant Mann in trouble for showing ‘disrespect to Guru Granth Sahib’

Chandigarh: Slamming AAP Punjab MP Bhagwant Mann for showing disrespect to Sri Guru Granth Sahib by attending bhog of two Sikhs killed in police firing under the influence of liquor on Sunday, BJP today said that party chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal should take an exemplary action against Mann. Tarun Chugh, the national secretary of the BJP, said that it was highly unfortunate that Bhagwant Mann... 

AAP demands Sukhbir Badal’s resignation

In a press release issued here AAP has raised the following demands: The people responsible for desecrating the holy Shri Guru Granth Sahib ji must be arrested immediately and given the strictest punishment.  The way that the police opened fire on innocent people who were protesting peacefully is highly objectionable. The police department comes under Home Minister Sukhbri Badal and it cannot... 

2 minor girls gangraped in Delhi, AAP seeks police control

 New Delhi: Making a strong pitch for handing over the Delhi Police control to the AAP government, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today sought a meeting with the Prime Minister and Lt Governor in the wake of gangrape of two minor girls here. The Chief Minister hit out at the Delhi Police saying it had “completely failed” to provide safety to the citizens, while urging PM Narendra Modi to “either... 

Advocate HS Phoolka quits politics to take 84’ riots cases to logical end

(See below the text of an open letter written by HS Phoolka) I have always held the firm belief that every person should espouse a social cause and take it to a logical end. With this principle in mind, I took up the cause of securing justice for the victims of the Genocide of 1984 in Delhi and other parts of the country. I started doing their cases in 1984 as a young lawyer and am continuing to do... 

Gandhi exposes Mann for his greed to become AAP Punjab chief

Gagan K Teja: Patiala: Trouble continues within the Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab unit. It has now landed in a fresh controversy with an audio clip allegedly of Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann criticising the party leadership going viral. The four-minute conversation between Mann and AAP’s suspended Patiala Member Parliament Dr Dharamvira Gandhi dates back to the eve of the oath-taking ceremony of party convener... 

‘AAP’s first task will be to arrest Majithia in 2017’

Surinder Maan: Sanjay Singh, in-charge of the Punjab affairs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and a close aide of Delhi chief minister Arwind Kejriwal, said here on Saturday that the first task of the AAP would be to arrest Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia and send him behind the bars for his alleged involvement in selling drugs in the state if the AAP comes to power in Punjab in 2017. Addressing... 

AAP holds anti-drugs protests across Punjab

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party held state-wide protests in different parts of Punjab today against Drug Smuggling and Usage of Drugs. Aam Aadmi Party Volunteers held a silent protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Ludhiana today. Wearing their signature caps and bands, they carried placards shaming both the parties of the ruling coalition for being hands in glove for the drug menace... 

AAP, Cong engaged in self-conflicts: Majithia

Majitha (Amritsar): Punjab Revenue and Public Relations Minister Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia today launched a scathing attack on Aam Aadmi Party and Congress and said the both AAP and Congress have collapsed in the state like pack of cards with infighting intensifying in both parties for crumbs of power and position. While distributing grants here for development projects in villages including Kajikot... 

PPP chapter going to close as Manpreet Badal set to join Congress

Deepkamal Kaur: Jalandhar: If leaders in the state Congress are to be believed, Manpreet Badal, the estranged nephew of CM Parkash Singh Badal, is set to formally join the Congress. Manpreet, who was expelled from the SAD in 2010, had floated People’s Party of Punjab. The modalities of the merger of the PPP and the Congress have almost been finalised. While it was being said that Manpreet Badal could... 

AAP heads for split in Punjab

Amritsar: Fissures in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have once again come to the fore with a faction of the party all set to hold a parallel rally at Baba Bakala on the occasion of Rakhar Punya here on Saturday. The party’s official rally is being organised by its Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur. Chhotepur feigned ignorance about the parallel rally. When asked whether any action would be initiated... 

Punjab can take Kejriwal to Indian PM’s chair

Kuldeep Mann: Chandigarh: Plundered by political parties and hopeless politicians since decades, Punjab is now pinning hopes on the immaculately-clean and visionary politician, Arvind Kejriwal, to change its fate and revive its pristine glory as number one state of India. None other than Kejriwal himself needs to take command of Punjab to liberate it from the shackles of real-rogues be it from SAD-BJP... 

Bains brothers are ready to join AAP

 Ludhiana: Ludhiana legislators Simarjit Singh Bains and his brother Balwinder Singh Bains, whose “satyagraha” against the sand mafia recently created a stir, are ready to join hands with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the 2017 Assembly elections. As reported by The Tribune, Simarjit said the national leadership of AAP had been in touch with him. “It is a two-way communication. We spoke to them... 

AAP condemns PM Modi on OROP issue

Ludhiana: The Aam Aadmi Party Ludhiana today strongly condemned the Modi Government for ill treatment of Ex Service Men at Jantar Mantar yesterday. It also criticized the Prime Minister for not announcing the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) in his independence day speech as had been much hyped. According to Col. (Retd.) C. M. Lakhanpal, Ludhiana Zone In-charge of Aam Aadmi Party, “It... 

AAP govt presents ‘dream budget’ for Delhi

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party Legal Cell In-charge H. S. Phoolka praised India’s first ‘Swaraj Budget saying it is the first budget in 67 years which has been made by asking what the residents want and allocating funds accordingly. He thanked the Delhi Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal and the Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Manish Sisodia for this excellent budget. Here is the overview of... 

AAP’s awareness drive against medico-Mafia

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party Ludhiana today held an awareness drive against nexus  of private hospitals forcing  patients to buy medicines from medicine shops inside the hospitals near Dayanand Medical College and hospital today. Aam Aadmi Party volunteers distributed pamphlets urging people to insist on doctors writing generic names of medicines so that they can be bought from generic medicine shops... 

AAP launches anti-water-pollution drive

Ludhiana: The Aam Aadmi Party under its Clean and Green Ludhiana Project lead by Col. C. M. Lakhanpal today held an awareness drive against pollution of Water and River Bodies under “Save River Satluj, Save Buddha Dariya” at Sunder Nagar pully of the Buddha Dariya. Aam Aadmi Party volunteers with their signature caps and bands and carrying colorful placards could be seen educating the passersby... 

Bhullar row: PM Modi cancels Punjab trip

Namrata Biji Ahuja: New Delhi: Amid a raging controversy over dreaded terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar’s return to a prison in Punjab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cancelled his scheduled visit to the state. The Bhullar controversy has once again put BJP-SAD ties under strain as the 1993 Delhi bomb blasts case convict was shifted to Amritsar Central Jail from Delhi’s Tihar Jail amid tight... 

AAP volunteers for Doraha gas leak rescue

Ludhiana: A massive gas leakage in the Ammonia tanker truck which happened on the busy National Highway 1 under Doraha pull in Ludhiana district on night of 12th June 2015 have claimed 5 lives so far and more than 200 people are admitted to various hospitals in Ludhiana, Doraha and Khanna and many of them are said to be in serious conditions. Aam Aadmi Party Member Parliament from Fatehgarh Sahib Mr.... 

AAP campaigns pollution in Buddha Nalah, Sutlej River

LUDHIANA: The Clean and Green Ludhiana Team of Aam Aadmi Party Ludhiana lead by Col. C. M. Lakhanpal today held another “Awareness Campaign against Pollution of Water Bodies” and “Save Satluj and Buddha Dariya” at Bridge of the Budha Dariya at Tibba Road The Aam Aadmi Volunteers could be seen at the bridge creating awareness against the different causes of Pollution of the Water Bodies and... 

No end to Kejriwal-Jung standoff as Delhi suffers

New Delhi: Delhi lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung flexed his administrative muscle on Wednesday, cancelling all bureaucratic appointments made by the Aam Aadmi Party government without consulting him in the past four days, deepening an unprecedented political stand-off in the Capital. The L-G’s move came hours after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, complaining... 

AAP moots anti-corruption march from Amritsar

Amritsar: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has announced to launch Jan Chetna Yatra against corruption in Punjab from Jallianwala Bagh Amritsar from today. The march will end at Anandpur Sahib on May 23 after covering 22 districts. Addressing the media here on the eve of the big journey, AAP state convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur said the state was being misruled. “Our mission is to generate awareness... 

AAP holds candle light vigil in memory of Arshdeep

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party Ludhiana’s “Clean and Green Ludhiana” team launched an awareness drive under its “Save Satluj and Buddha Dariya Project”. The team lead by Col.  C.M. Lakhanpal held an awareness drive on Ferozepur road near the sidhwan canal bridge near Verka Milk Plant. Aam Aadmi Party volunteers could be seen holding banners and placards creating awareness about how the pollution... 

Delhi’s AAP govt to pass Lokpal Bill in June

New Delhi: The AAP government will table the Jan Lokpal Bill, over which Arvind Kejriwal had resigned from chief ministerial post after the proposed legislation could not be passed in Assembly in 2014, in Budget Session in June, 2015. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that government has started working on Jan Lokpal Bill. “Started working on Jan Lokpal Bill,” the Chief... 

AAP’s anti-VIP culture cycle rally a big draw

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party’s 100 Km Cycle rally from Ludhiana to Chandigarh against Badal Govts. VVIP Culture got an overwhelming response from the people of Punjab as it culminated in Chandigarh this afternoon. The Aam Aadmi Party Volunteers lead by Aam Aadmi Party Leader  Mr. H. S. Phoolka restarted the rally this morning from Morninda after a night halt. Mr. Phoolka himself cycled all the 100... 

AAP plans 100km cycle rally against VIP culture

Ludhiana: Senior Advocate S. H.S. Phoolka, AAP leader will cycle 100 kms from Ludhiana to Chandigarh with AAP team. The rally will start on 29th March from Ludhiana and will reach Chandigarh on 30th at noon. This Cycle Rally is to protest against the rampant VIP culture and the wastage of public money on VIP’s. The govt. has no money to pay the salaries of its employees but are spending lavishly... 

Pb govt criticized for wasting funds meant for differently abled students

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party accused the SAD/BJP Govt of wasting funds meant for differently abled students. AAP Ludhiana held a protest this misuse/wastage of funds outside the DC Office and submitted a memorandum in this regard to the administration. AAP District Convenor Ahbaab Singh Grewal said that according to the CAG’s report the Punjab Govt has diverted, misused and wasted funds meant for providing... 
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AAP slams Jyani for treatment in Pvt hospital

Ludhiana: Senior AAP Leader HS Phoolka today expressed dismay and surprise over the fact the Health Minister of Punjab preferred to get treated in a private hospital as the Govt. hospital did not have adequate facilities. While wishing the Minister good health, Phoolka said that such was the sad state of affairs of Govt. run hospitals under the Health Minister’s watch that they lack even the basic... 

AAP holds silent protest against spate of rapes

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party Ludhiana today held a silent protest over the ghastly gang rape incident, which happened on women’s day 8th march. This protest was held outside the police commissioner’s office and a silent march was carried out from there towards the DC office and the Ferozepur road, where it culminated. AAP district convener Ahbaab Singh Grewal said that this protest was held to highlight... 

AAP for implementation of anti-tobacco law

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party Ludhiana lady volunteers made a human chain from Bhai Bala Chowk to the Deputy Commissioner’s office today on the occasion of International Women’s day. Wearing their signature Aam Aadmi Caps and holding placards against smoking and tobacco products they were demanding swift implementation of the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Act (COPTA) which prohibits any tobacco vends... 

P Bhusan & Y Yadav removed as AAP PAC members

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today sacked senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from its top decision-making body, after weeks of infighting that pitted the two against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. With 19 of the 21 members attending the party’s National Executive, 11 voted to drop Bhushan and Yadav from the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), while eight voted against, party... 

AAP cycle rally to end VIP culture in Punjab

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party Leader HS Phoolka will lead a cycle rally of 100 Kilometers from Ludhiana to Chandigarh on 29th and 30th March 2015 to open the eyes and ears of the government to stop the VIP culture and uphold the rights of the common man. It is shocking and surprising that money is spent lavishly on the VVIP’s and a large number of governments staff is not even paid their salary for... 

Sukhpal Khaira quitting Congress to join AAP

Chandigarh: Punjab Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Saturday confirmed that Congress spokesman and former MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira would soon formally join the party. Chhotepur, while addressing a group of mediapersons in Mohali, said the party had already conveyed it to AAP national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was open to the idea of having Khaira... 

Kejriwal govt implements power and water subsidy

New Delhi: The Kejriwal government today announced reduction in power tariff by 50% for consumption up to 400 units per month and launched a free water scheme in line with election promises made by Aam Aadmi Party. For families using 20,000 litres of water per month, Delhi government will waive off water and sewer charges, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said. The rates will come into effect from... 

AAP alleges advt embezzlement in Ldh MC

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party District Convenor Ahbaab Singh Grewal said that the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has once again shown that when it comes to safeguarding vested political interests in awarding contracts they are second to none. Once again the Municipal Commissioner and the Mayor have proven that they are least bothered about protecting the interests of the corporation and the city and will... 

Achchhe Din for whom? Anna asks PM Modi

Mumbai: Ahead of his protests in Jantar Mantar against the Land Acquisition ordinance, social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “thinking” about industrialists but not farmers and the poor. Taking a swipe at Modi, Hazare said “achchhe din (good days)”, which was a campaign theme of BJP during Lok Sabha elections, has come “only for...