Against the backdrop of infighting in the party's state unit, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asked the partymen to stand united to fight against the alleged misrule of Akali government.
With the BJP`s 25-year-old alliance with Shiv Sena coming under strain before the Maharashtra assembly polls, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday said the alliance between the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the BJP in Punjab is strong and not comparable to any other alliance.
Punjab Congress on Sunday alleged that the ruling Akali Dal in a bid to cover "across-the-board non-performance and brazen corruption" in the government was now planning to launch "Morcha" on the issue of separate HSGPC.
The Congress central leadership on Saturday came out in full support of Haryana in its face-off with the Centre on the creation of a separate SGPC, accusing the Narendra Modi government of encroaching on the autonomy of states.
Hardening its stand over the setting up of a new board to manage Sikh shrines in the state, the Haryana government Saturday urged union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to withdraw his ministry`s letter to it, asking the state governor to withdraw assent to the bill for a new board.
Punjab`s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday announced it would hold a mega panthic conference (Vishal Panthic Ikath) of Sikhs from all over the world July 27 at Amritsar`s Golden Temple complex against the Haryana government`s move to set up a separate panel to manage gurdwaras (Sikh shrines) in the state.
The row over a separate SGPC in Congress-ruled Haryana on Friday grew into a full-blown battle between the state on one hand and Akali Dal-BJP ruled Punjab and the Centre on the other as Haryana refused to accept Union Home Ministry`s directive to have a Bill in this regard withdrawn.
The Shiromani Akali Dal Monday warned the Congress against a conspiracy to weaken the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) by trying to create a separate Sikh body to take control of gurdwaras in Haryana.
Hinting at a possible key position for Arun Jaitley in the government if NDA comes to power, Narendra Modi on Friday said the senior BJP leader will be an asset not only to the Centre but also to the Akali Dal-led government in Punjab.
Akali Dal workers on Monday held a massive protest outside the Congress headquarters in Delhi over a statement made by former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh with regards to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Bollywood actor Sunny Deol may begin his political career during the General Elections. The `Punjab da Puttar` may contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls against Congress heavyweight Manish Tewari from Punjab`s Ludhiana constituency, reports suggested on Friday.