Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicSunil Jakhar

Topic: Sunil Jakhar

With Sunil Jakhar’s induction, BJP ‘hopes to boost Punjab push, reclaim Hindu vote from AAP’

Former Punjab Congress chief and ex-Gurdaspur MP Sunil Jakhar has been upset with the party since last September when he was passed over for CM post in favour of Charanjit Channi.

Former Congress veteran Sunil Jakhar joins BJP, party sees ‘big role’ for him in Punjab

Jakhar quit after being removed from all Congress posts, following allegations of anti-party activities.

‘Goodbye Congress,’ says Sunil Jakhar as announces decision to quit party

Chandigarh: “Good luck and Goodbye Congress,” former PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar said on Saturday while announcing his decision to quit the Congress, which had...

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.

Out of active politics but part & parcel of the party: Ex-Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar

Jakhar was among the front runners for the Punjab CM post after the exit of Amarinder Singh. He was replaced as Congress Punjab chief by Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Beyond Badals and Amarinder, four political families look to regain lost glory in Punjab

Grandsons of eminent figures — ex-CMs Partap Singh Kairon & Beant Singh, ex-Union minister & Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar, Akali leader Gurcharan Tohra — are in fray in state polls.

Congress gives Punjab ex-chief Sunil Jakhar key poll role, but his tiff with Sidhu is a worry

In a notice Monday, Congress high command named Jakhar in-charge of 2022 poll campaign committee. Ambika Soni & Partap Singh Bajwa also get important positions.

Sunil Jakhar, Punjab leader from political dynasty that ‘doesn’t come up in everyday conversation’

Congress' Sunil Jakhar, 67, emerged as a dark horse as CM candidate when Amarinder Singh resigned. Had he made the cut, Jakhar would've been Punjab's first Hindu CM since state reorganisation in 1966.

Was never in CM race, but refused deputy CM chair: Punjab Congress ex-chief Sunil Jakhar

Former MP Sunil Jakhar says Congress needs unity, in the wake of Captain Amarinder Singh’s resignation as CM and the battle that led to Charanjit Channi’s appointment.

‘Baffling’: Punjab Congress leader Jakhar hits out at Harish Rawat over remarks on Sidhu

In a tweet Monday, Jhakhar lashed out at Rawat over latter's statement that assembly elections will be fought under Navjot Singh Sidhu, said it is 'likely to undermine CM’s authority'.

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Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.