Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicSunil Jakhar

Topic: Sunil Jakhar

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'.

BJP’s Gurdaspur candidate Sunny Deol escapes unhurt in car accident

BJP candidate and Bollywood action star Sunny Deol was campaigning in Sohal village when the tire of his vehicle burst leading to the collision.

Congress going through a difficult phase… but there’s discontent with BJP: Sunil Jakhar

After winning the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll with a margin of 1.93 lakh votes, Sunil Jakhar says the result will energise party cadres across the country.

Gurdaspur verdict is no certificate of success for six-month Congress rule in Punjab

The BJP state unit was faction-ridden, did not have any local leader and relied too much on the Akali leaders' campaign for its Gurdaspur candidate.

Gurdaspur bypoll result is a wake-up call for SAD-BJP, big boost for Congress

Bypoll outcome has proved again that Punjab is not smitten by Modi; AAP receives yet another setback

For the BJP, wide margin of defeat in Gurdaspur is nothing short of humiliation

The resounding defeat of AAP is an indication that Punjab is back to its conventional two-party system

BJP blames Gurdaspur loss on faulty candidate selection, lack of support

BJP insiders say senior leaders abstained from campaigning for Swaran Singh Salaria, who was defeated by Congress’ Sunil Jakhar by 1.9 lakh votes

On Camera

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.

Max Healthcare to invest Rs 3,400 crore to double India capacity over next 4 years

The investment will help boost capacity at existing hospitals as well as augment the firm’s land holdings. The plans come in the backdrop of repeated virus outbreaks in India.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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