Sources say the chief minister wrote back to Congress president Sonia Gandhi that party will split if Navjot Sidhu is given charge of the Punjab Congress.
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After the meeting which lasted an hour, Amarinder Singh said: “Whatever we discuss in such meeting with the Congress President is confidential. We can’t say it in public and it is not for public consumption.”
Party sources say that Sidhu will be given two portfolios to keep him in good spirits and the formula was suggested by the Congress leadership to adjust him. Sidhu wanted his old portfolios, but the Congress leadership has pacified and convinced him to agree to an amicable formula.
Amarinder Singh thanked and congratulated the people for defeating the “negative and vicious forces that are out to ruin Punjab and its future”.
Amarinder Singh questioned the AAP spokesperson on what he was seeking to prove by sharing a copy of the final list of the high-powered committee members, dated August 7, 2019, when the original committee (minus Punjab) was actually set up on June 15, 2019.
Taking on the Akalis over their double-speak on the farm laws, the Chief Minister said in a live video statement on Facebook that the Badals had publicly done a U-turn on the issue.
Amarinder Singh slammed the Akalis for “pawning” farmers’ interests to the large corporates to promote their petty political interests, pointing out that SAD MLAs had chosen to stay away from the Vidhan Sabha session during which the resolution against the farm laws was passed.
Taking a dig at SAD chief Sukhbir Badal’s remark that Harsimrat Kaur’s resignation from the Union Cabinet was like an “atom bomb that had shaken the Prime Minister”, Amarinder Singh said it was not even a damp squib.
As per a Cabinet decision, these doctors were earlier granted an extension till September 30 which has now been extended till December 31, said the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister took on Bajwa for jumping at every opportunity to criticise his own party government, like a two-bit Opposition leader who has no constructive issue to raise.
There was no time to take up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the issue of deferment of exams, said Amarinder Singh in response to a suggestion to this effect.
For non-payment of fine by the violator, it is attracting legal action under Section 188 of the IPC as per regulations framed under the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897.
The Chief Minister also took a dig at the Law Minister for the reminding the states of their “constitutional duty to implement such laws”.
The Congress stand on Beant Singh’s killers has always been clear and consistent that they should serve their full sentence, said Amarinder Singh.
“It is my commitment that I will wipe even the memories of those dark years and restore the state’s No. 1 position,” Singh said.
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare the 550th Parkash Parb of Guru Nanak Dev as National Tolerance Day, an official said on Monday. Singh wrote a letter Modi seeking that the auspicious day be declared National Tolerance Day for the re-dedication of[Read More…]
Chandigarh: Having remained with the Congress and the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) earlier, former MP Jagmeet Singh Brar on Friday joined the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab. Brar, who was elected twice to the Lok Sabha in 1992 and 1999, was inducted into the party in the[Read More…]
Captain Amarinder urges Manmohan Singh to figh Lok Sabha polls, “Will run your campaign, don’t say no”
New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, state affairs in-charge Asha Kumari and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Sunil Kumar Jakhar met India’s former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Sunday evening 5 pm at his resident and aand urged him to contest from the Amritsar parliamentary seat[Read More…]
Amritsar: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday laid the foundation stones of three surface water supply schemes, in addition to a domestic sewage treatment plant, worth Rs 197.69 crore, for the rural areas of Amritsar district. Terming the state’s water situation as precarious, the Chief Minister underlined the responsibility[Read More…]
Amritsar: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday warned that Pakistan would not hesitate to use its nuclear arsenal if it felt it was losing out against India in a conventional war. Pointing out that both India and Pakistan were nuclear powers, he said it was not in either country’s[Read More…]
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh wishes to receive Wing Commander Abhinandan from Wagah border, appeals PM Narendra Modi
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has extended his wish of receiving Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman from the Wagah border, to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday hailed the IAF air strikes targetting terrorist bases inside Pakistan in the aftermath of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed. “Great job by the #IndianAirForce. The #IAFStrikes have sent the much needed signal to Pakistan[Read More…]
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has written to the Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal to press for inclusion of the state in “The Operation Greens” (TOP) scheme for promotion of potato production cluster. In a letter to Badal, the Chief Minister has expressed concern at[Read More…]
Chandigarh: With his party’s Punjab unit facing a split in its leadership, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that “dirty people” had left the party. “There have been attempts at breaking up the AAP. I must tell you that AAP is as strong as ever. Only[Read More…]
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was admitted to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here on Sunday. He will undergo a kidney stone removal procedure. The 76-year-old Chief Minister wrote on Twitter on Sunday: “Got myself admitted to the PGI Chandigarh today evening for removal of[Read More…]