Congress Wednesday attacked the Akali Dal-BJP government in Punjab and the SGPC in Parliament for marking the death anniversaries of the killers of Indira Gandhi and former Army chief Gen AS Vaidya in the Nanakshahi calendar, with SAD saying it had nothing to do with this.
BJP ally SAD on Sunday announced that it will organise protests on the international border on January 5 to "pressurise the BSF" to stop entry of drugs from "Pakistan side," even as the state Congress alleged that the Akalis were trying to shift the blame to the Centre.
A day after the Shiromani Akali Dal asked BJP to "tame" its leader Navjot Singh Sidhu over his "outburst" against the ruling coalition partner, the former MP on Tuesday said his remarks were not directed at the Akalis but those who loot and plunder Punjab.
Congress on Monday said the bypoll result in Punjab is the beginning of end for the Akalis while AAP remained disappointed as in the bypolls to Patiala and Talwandi Sabo Assembly seats the party received a severe drubbing.
Terming it a "sinister move of the Congress government in Haryana to dilute, divide and break up the supreme, sacred and historic" SGPC, Punjab`s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Tuesday said the move to set up a parallel body was a "direct assault on the Khalsa Panth (Sikh religion), its history, traditions and spiritual values".
Expressing concern over the drought-like situation prevailing in Punjab in view of "poor" monsoon, Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP Amarinder Singh on Monday asked the state government to draw up a contingency plan to save agriculture.
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the Akalis and BJP were as much responsible for the Operation Bluestar as the Congress which was then in power both at the Centre and in the state.
Punjab unit of Congress on Wednesday demanded imposition of President`s Rule in the state alleging existence of a nexus between Akalis, anti-social elements and police in the wake of allegations levelled by a drug lord about a state Minister`s involvement in drug racket.
Former Punjab Dy CM and Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal Thursday won the Jalalabad assembly by-election by over 80,000 votes even as the ruling Akali Dal in Punjab won all three assembly by-elections in the state.