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.
With BJP President Amit Shah set to begin a campaign against drugs from Amritsar on January 12 next year, its ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday announced that it will organise protests on the international border on January 5 against the drug menace.
Congress on Monday took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for voicing concern over drug addiction and dared him to withdraw support from the alliance government with Akali Dal in Punjab over the "involvement" of state ministers in drug peddling.
Giving boost to BJP ahead of the final phase of the Assembly polls, the Shiromani Akali Dal has decided to extended "unconditional support" to the party in the elections and appealed to the Sikh community to vote for candidates of the saffron party, the SAD here said on Monday.
At 87, he is the oldest serving chief minister in the country. But even at this age, the `young-at-heart` Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal chose to celebrate his birthday with school students Monday.
Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday alleged that the Parkash Singh Badal government was responsible for the mess in the process of paddy procurement in the state due to its utter mismanagement.
In what could spell fresh trouble for cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, All India Sikh Student Federation (AISSF) has registered a complaint to Akal Takht for allegedly twisting words from Gurubani.
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.
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.