In a major set back for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the state and a key ally in the BJP-led NDA govt at the Centre, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday has summoned the Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in connection with a drug racket case. Majithia is also Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal's brother.
A day after outspoken and gabby Navjot Singh Sidhu stirred up a hornet's nest by accusing the Punjab government of being corrupt, the ruling SAD on Monday hit back at the former BJP MP by urging his party's state unit to 'tame' him.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would maintain his house in Amritsar and remain in touch with the people here despite losing the Lok Sabha elections from the holy city, Union Minster Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Thursday.
Monday`s inclusion of Harsimrat Kaur Badal, wife of Punjab`s powerful Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal and daughter-in-law of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, as a cabinet minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s government has ensured that each member of the Badal family holds a top ministerial post.
With a Delhi court accepting CBI`s clean chit to Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday said Sikhs cannot get justice with the Gandhis pulling the strings of power at the Centre.