Election Commission on Saturday asked the Punjab Chief Minister and his ministers to refrain from making political speeches during the Independence Day celebrations in view of the by-polls in the state.
Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Friday took exception to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal for planning to unfurl the national flag at Patiala and Bathinda on August 15 respectively.
Dubbing the Aam Aadmi Party as a "pack of cards", Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said the party was on the verge of "disintegration" due to the "lack of any ideological commitment and concrete programme".
Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday accused Congress candidate from Bathinda Lok Sabha seat Manpreet Singh of "spreading hate and inciting violence" and urged the Election Commission to restrain his movement.
Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Bathinda seat Manpreet Singh Badal today called the Akali regime in Punjab a "snake" and said its "head needs to be crushed" to end "corruption and nepotism" in the state.
Asserting that no one involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots will be spared, Punjab`s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Monday promised to set up fast track courts to try cases and ensure justice to victims of these riots.
SAD sitting MP from Bathinda Lok Sabha seat Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who is seeking re-election, on Monday declared her assets to the tune of Rs 108.14 crore, up by 80 per cent as against what she declared during last polls.