Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicPunjab Congress

Topic: Punjab Congress

After recruitment ‘scam’, Punjab AAP govt now faces opposition heat over promotion ‘scam’  

Senior Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira claims officials took bribes to pass failed candidates in exam to promote revenue clerks to officers, demands vigilance probe.

3 states, thrice the trouble: Why Congress struggles won’t end in Punjab, Haryana & Rajasthan

While Congress appears to be imploding in Punjab, intense factionalism has surfaced in the Haryana and Rajasthan units in the run-up to the 10 June Rajya Sabha polls.

Crime, cult status, young death — Moose Wala killing brings focus on Punjab’s brutal gang feuds

‘Gang culture’ has existed in Punjab for decades and has been difficult to shake despite clampdowns by the police. Viral songs and social media warfare are increasing its reach.

Sidhu gets year in jail for 1988 road rage, SC cites young cricketer’s ‘edge’ over elderly victim

A two-judge bench was hearing a review petition filed by victim Gurnam Singh’s family, challenging the Supreme Court’s May 2018 order that exonerated Sidhu.

Sidhu called party ‘corrupt’ says Punjab Congress in-charge, seeks disciplinary action

In letter to Sonia Gandhi, Harish Chaudhary alleged former Punjab Congress president was criticising party & said he could not be allowed to 'portray himself (as being) above the party'.

Warning to dissenters? Why Congress expelled ex-MLA after he called new Punjab chief ‘corrupt’

Surjit Dhiman, considered to be close to Sidhu, removed over ‘anti-party activities’ day after he lashed out at Amarinder Raja Warring, calling him ‘novice’, ‘opportunist’.

Who is Amarinder Raja Warring — Youth Congress ex-chief ‘close to Rahul Gandhi’, now PPCC head

Three-time MLA from Gidderbaha Raja Warring faces the tough task of keeping the flock together after the Congress lost power in Punjab. Party is plagued by infighting.

Congress needs change but can’t do without Gandhis, says Punjab unit ex-chief Sunil Jakhar

Speaking to ThePrint days after Congress' drubbing in 2022 Punjab elections, Sunil Jakhar talks about road ahead for party, and his one 'unfinished agenda' as he retires from active politics.

Punjab results an indictment of Gandhis, but their grip on Congress unlikely to loosen

Decisions by Gandhi siblings contributed to the Congress’s loss and their shrinking space across states, but senior leaders believe this won’t affect their hold over the party.

AAP heads for landslide win in Punjab, Congress & Akali Dal stare at rout

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s party is leading on 88 seats, while the Akali Dal and Congress are leading on 8 and 13 seats, respectively, in the 117-member Punjab assembly.

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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.