Tag Archives: Akali Dal

Phoolka deserves SAD ticket: NRIs

Vancouver, Canada: A section of the Punjabi diaspora has urged the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal to allot a Lok Sabha ticket to senior human rights lawyer HS Phoolka in the larger interest of the community. The demand has come after there were reports that he was being fielded as an Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Punjab in the forthcoming parliamentary elections. ...

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1984 genocide: AAP, Akali Dal demand SIT probe

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party as well as the Akali Dal on Wednesday demanded a SIT probe into the 1984 Sikh genocide in Delhi, after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi admitted some party members’ involvement in the violence. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday morning to submit his request demanding a Special Investigation Team ...

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Capt questions Badal’s double standards on Jat quota in state

Chandigarh: Former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who is president of All India Jat Mahasabha, on Monday questioned the double standards of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on providing reservation to Jats, including the Jat Sikhs, in Punjab. Addressing mediapersons along with the Sabha secretary general Yudhvir Singh, vice-president Harpal Singh, Punjab chief Kikki Dhillon and Chandigarh president Rajinder Singh, Amarinder ...

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Bhattal makes case for SGPC in Haryana

Karnal, Haryana: Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, senior Congress leader and former chief minister of Punjab, has favoured the demand for constituting a separate gurdwara panel for Haryana. At meet- the- press programme organised by the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) here on Monday, Bhattal said if Delhi had an independent shrine for Sikhs then Haryana also deserved it. “When Haryana was ...

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Makkar urges Modi to halt eviction

Amritsar, Punjab: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has urged Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi to abide by the verdict of the Gujarat high court and immediately halt the eviction of Punjabi farmers from the Kutch region. Makkar’s statement follows the assurance given by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal of taking up this issue with his Gujarat ...

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