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SAD Rejects Exit Polls, Confident Of Forming Govt In Punjab

AMRITSAR: Rejecting the exit poll predictions, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday claimed that the SAD-BSP alliance would form the next government in Punjab. He said ruling Congress would not get more than 20 seats in this election. Speaking to reporters after paying obeisance at Golden temple here, Badal questioned the …

On Ground: Majithia Says Not Fighting Sidhu But Channi & Co On Amritsar Vikas; Seeks Respect For Bihar & UP

AMRITSAR: With only less than 30 hours left for campaigning for the Punjab assembly polls to end, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and former state minister Bikram Singh Majithia is leaving no stone unturned in pushing his case against his political rival cricketer-turned politician and Congress candidate Navjot Singh Sidhu at one of the hotly …

Illegal Mining Makes Life Miserable For Villages Along Punjab Borders; Farmers Forced To Sell Lands To Mafia

Mukerian: The illegal mining case, already a hot issue in Punjab with elections around the corner, has taken a turn for the worse. A Punjab court has extended the judicial custody of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew, Bhupinder Singh ‘Honey’. The rural areas of the border belts are the worst affected, with farmers …

GROUND REPORT: In Lambi, SAD’s Patriarch Prakash Singh Badal Faces Tough Test Again

LAMBI (PUNJAB): Even as Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch Prakash Singh Badal has remained undefeated from Lambi assembly constituency since 1997, this time he is facing a stiff challenge on his home turf from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress . Locals here say they want a change this time but Badal’s loyalists remain …

Do Not Politicise Guru Nanak Dev’s Takkadi, AAP Leader Tells Harsimrat Badal

CHANDIGARH: There seems to be another political row in offing in Punjab — and it’s over election symbol, an old one at that. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab MLA and Kisan Wing State President Kultar Singh Sandhwan strongly condemned Harsimrat Kaur Badal for comparing Shiromani Akali Dal’s (Badal) election symbol ‘takkadi’ with the ‘Takkadi’ of …