Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicBJP Punjab

Topic: BJP Punjab

‘Modiji is a better Sikh than most of us,’ says minorities commission chief Iqbal Singh Lalpura

Wounds from the militancy days are still fresh, says BJP leader Iqbal Singh Lalpura, a former IPS officer from Punjab. His solution — a restorative justice tribunal.

Building bridges with Sikhs, fighting ‘fanaticism’ at core of Modi’s Red Fort address tonight

PM Modi will address nation Thursday night to commemorate 400th Parkash Purab of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Showcasing India's treatment of minorities among objectives too.

End of the road for Captain Amarinder? Ex-CM receives shock defeat on home turf Patiala

Initial trends revive speculation in Punjab’s political circles about where Captain Amarinder goes from here, & whether this is where the curtains fall on his career as a politician.

Majha votes, Punjab follows? Not just Sidhu vs Majithia, here’s why all eyes are on this region

Battle between SAD’s Majithia & Punjab Congress chief Sidhu in Amritsar East is one of many contests involving top leaders in region that often decides elections.

Amarinder to fight on home turf Patiala Urban, ex-hockey captain Ajit Pal also in PLC 1st list

Punjab Lok Congress’ list of 22 candidates includes 8 Jat Sikhs, 4 Dalit Sikhs, 3 OBCs , and 5 Hindus. Ajit Pal Singh will fight the 20 Feb elections from Nakodar seat in Jalandhar.

BJP, SAD, PLC seek postponement of Punjab assembly polls in view of Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Former chief minister Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Lok Congress also supported the demand for postponing the election by a week.

CM Channi expresses ‘regret & pain’, insists PM security wasn’t breached as blame game begins

PM Modi was stranded on a flyover for 15-20 mins and had to cancel visit to Ferozepur after protesters blocked road. BJP called it 'construct' of Congress govt in Punjab.

BJP’s quest for star power in Punjab leads to ex-cricketer Dinesh Mongia, once a ‘fixing-accused’

Mongia played for India in 2003 World Cup, but match-fixing allegations tainted his career. Two Congress MLAs Fateh Jung Bajwa and Balwinder Singh Laddi also join BJP.

Granth Sahib is ‘living Guru’, so BJP wants attempt to murder charge in Punjab ‘sacrilege’ cases

After Punjab Deputy CM Randhawa wrote to Amit Shah demanding president’s nod to 2 state bills mandating life term for sacrilege, BJP accuses Congress of 'diverting attention'.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.