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Punjab Poll Buzz

Saturday, 15 January 2022 | PNS

More than 8 lakh people respond to number issued by ‘AAP' to choose  chief minister's face in 24 hours

Chandigarh:  In 24 hours, more than eight lakh people have responded to the number released by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for choosing the party's chief ministerial face in Punjab. Addressing the media on Friday, senior AAP leader and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema said that during the last 24 hours, more than three lakh WhatsApp messages, more than four lakh phone calls, more than 50000 text messages and more than one lakh voice messages have been received on the number. He said that AAP shall announce its CM candidate after collecting and compiling the entire data. Cheema said that the people of Punjab have made up their mind to wipe out traditional parties indulging in dirty politics and form their own government by voting in favour of AAP with a clear majority. He said that the overwhelming support being received by the Aam Aadmi Party has proved that the people of Punjab are fed up with the misrule and promotion of corruption and mafia by Akalis, Congress, BJP and Captain. It is a clear indication that people of Punjab now want change.

SAD (Sanyukt) allotted 'telephone' symbol

Chandigarh: The Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa-led Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) said the party will be represented by the 'telephone' symbol in the upcoming Punjab Assembly polls. The SAD (Sanyukt) had recently entered into an alliance with the BJP and the former chief minister Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Lok Congress for the elections. SAD (Sanyukt) spokesperson Maninderpal Singh Brar said the Election Commission of India has allotted 'telephone' as the election symbol to the party. Voting for Punjab's 117-member assembly will be held on February 14. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

Punjab Minister Verka castigates role of Badal family and central agencies in Majithia Drugs case

Chandigarh:  Addressing a virtual press conference hosted by the Media department of the Punjab Congress, Punjab minister Raj Kumar Verka on Friday said that in this infamous drug case the investigation was done by agencies when the NDA govt was in power. Not only that, the sister of the main accused was a minister in the union cabinet and his brother in law the home minister in the Punjab state government. Verka said that the statement of Jagdish Bhola, who was being investigated at the time when this case was caught, clearly has become an embarrassment for the Badal family and points fingers at Bikram Majithia.   The minister categorically stated that the misinformation campaign of various opposition parties on the scholarship scam was misplaced and misconceived. He assured that no one from the Dalit community will suffer nor any accused in this matter will be spared.  He said that Congress will fight and win the election under a collective leadership while the opposition has no face nor any concrete political alignment to go before the electorate.

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