Tag Archives: Shiromani Akali Dal

Modi is throwing us out, say Sikh farmers in Gujarat

Gujarat, India: In a huge embarrassment to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine in Punjab, Sikh farmers from the Kutch district in Gujarat have called BJP’s PM nominee Narendra Modi’s bluff. A dozen-odd farmers, who are currently in Punjab, said that the Gujarat government has so far not withdrawn the special leave petition from the Supreme court, despite Modi making an ...

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Surjit Barnala becomes congressman, merges SAD(Longowal) Into Congress

Chandigarh: PPCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa along with Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal) president Surjit Singh Barnala and Bibi Rajinder Kaur Bhattal Ex-CM Pb jointly addressing the media persons at the chandigarh press club on Saturday. After the former Finance Minister Manpreet Badal-led People’s Party of Punjab extending support to the Congress bartering with Bathinda parliamentary seat, another ‘sinking ship’ — Shiromani ...

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Hola Mohalla sans poll noise, except CM’s low-key speech

Anandpur Sahib, Punjab:Sans any political slugfest and leaders’ vitriolsoaked speeches against each other, Hola Mohalla celebrations were different this year. It had the usual hustle and bustle — sea of devotees dressed in blue and saffron outfits, langars (community kitchens) on all roads leading to the Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib, and prayers filling the air — but the Election Commission’s ...

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Sikh Genocide victims divided over support to Badal

Ludhiana, Punjab: Pandemonium reigned at a meeting of the 1984 Sikh Katle-aam Peerat Welfare Society Punjab. As society president Surjit Singh announced that the society would support the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), some members got up and protested against the “declaration”. Some of them questioned the president as to what the Akalis had done for them all these years, despite promises. ...

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HS Phoolka to fight fierce battle against SAD (Badal) and Congress in Ludhiana

Ludhiana, Punjab: Senior advocate HS Phoolka (58) is the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Ludhiana Parliamentary constituency. His name was announced today in the first list of the AAP candidates for the ensuing Lok Sabha poll. The candidature of Phoolka, who has spearheaded the cause of 1984 Sikh genocide victims, makes the Ludhiana Parliamentary poll a triangular contest, the other ...

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