Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday lashed out at SAD-BJP government in Punjab for increasing the tax on diesel prices, saying it will put an additional burden on farmers who were in need of relief in the wake of "scanty" rains.
Alleging government's failure on economic front, from farmers to traders, Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa today said that the opposition party will stage protest against the state and the Centre on Sept. 29.
Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today said he is ready to quit the post of Shiromani Akali Dal youth wing chief as he did not want to hold too many positions. "The post of the youth wing president of Shiromani Akali Dal is a huge responsibility. I am representing the government in the Council of Ministers, besides being the president of the Punjab Rifle Association. I do not want to occupy too many posts," he told reporters at Jalandhar on the sidelines of Punjab State Shooting Championship.
Terming the "much-hyped" investment summits organised by the Punjab government as "big hoax", Congress today alleged that the events had failed to facilitate any investment for the state. Quoting information received through Right to Information (RTI), Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa said Punjab Investors Summit of December 2013 and Agriculture Summit of February 2014 have proved to be "big hoax" as no MoU had finally materialised.
A local court on Friday sentenced a former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and four others to life imprisonment till death for killing a policeman who protested against eve-teasing of his daughter by them in a busy market place in 2012.
Alleging that Amritsar-based SGPC and SAD supporters are "occupying" Sikh shrines in the state, Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee leaders today said they will meet Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda tomorrow seeking control of the Gurudwaras and eviction of their Punjab counterparts.
The ruling SAD-BJP government in Punjab has "discriminated" against Patiala during its last eight years of rule as people of the constituency have always voted and supported Congress, former Union minister Preneet Kaur said on Sunday.