Talking about the message he received, Singh said, "Message was that the Pakistan Prime minister has sent a request that if you can take Sidhu in your cabinet he will be grateful. He (Sidhu) is an old friend of mine (Pakistan Prime Minister) and if he doesn't work then you can remove him."
An indication in this regard came on Tuesday when his media advisor Raveen Thukral extended an invite to the media for Amarinder Singh's press briefing in Chandigarh
BJP national general secretary and Punjab in-charge, Dushyant Gautam said that BJP has its plan and strategy for Punjab assembly polls and is working accordingly with the developing situation
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is likely to quit Congress, sources say adding that he is not likely to join the BJP amid talks of change of camp.
Former Punjab CM and veteran Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Wednesday evening called on Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah at the latter's residence in Delhi
"The government of Punjab means the security of India, and if Sidhu is made the face of the Congress for chief ministership, I will fight him at every step," Amarinder Singh said.
"Amarinder Singh spoke to interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the morning and told her that he is being humiliated and he will resign from the party," a close confidant of the Chief Minister told.
Sidhu takes over the reins of the party from Sunil Jakhar along with four working presidents -- Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Pawan Goel and Kuljit Singh Nagra appointed by the party high command to assist him in the run-up to the state Assembly elections next year.
New Delhi: Amid intense protests against the newly passed farm bills, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday appealed to the farmers saying that the government is ready to hold talks on every issue around the recently introduced farm laws. Shah said: “I appeal to the protesting farmers that the government of India is ready […]
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered the suspension of, and inquiry against, seven Excise and Taxation Officers and Inspectors, along with two DSPs and four SHOs of Punjab Police, in connection with the hooch tragedy, which has so far claimed 86 lives in the three districts of Tarn Taran, Amritsar rural and […]
Puri: The eviction drive launched to free up space within 75 metres of Meghanad boundary wall of Jagannath temple is currently underway in Puri. Several commercial establishments around the historic Mangu Mutt were demolished by the Puri administration on Monday. As per reports, the century old Mutt, which bears religious significance for the Sikh Community, […]
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday lashed out at Islamabad over a video clip that featured Khalistani separatists, saying this showed Pakistan’s hidden agenda in opening the Kartarpur corridor. The video was released by Pakistan on Monday just days ahead of the inauguration of the corridor that will connect the Dera Baba Nanak […]
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday wrote to his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik, urging him to retract his government’s decision to demolish the Mangu Mutt associated with Guru Nanak Dev. Amarinder Singh has termed as unfortunate the move to demolish the Mutt, which had age-old significance for the Sikh community, as Sri Guru […]
Batala: At least 16 people were killed in a blast at a firecracker factory in Batala of Gurdaspur district on Wednesday, Punjab Police said. Several people were feared trapped under the debris, they said, adding that the rescue operation was underway. The incident took place around 4 pm at the factory located in a residential […]
New Delhi: India on Friday said it has asked for “immediate remedial action” by Pakistan in the case of a minor Sikh girl being forcibly converted to Islam and married to a Muslim man. The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said it has received a number of representations from various quarters of civil […]
Chandigarh: Expressing concern over reports of a ‘discernible slowdown’ in Pakistan’s activities on the Kartarpur Corridor development, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged the neighbouring country not to back out of its committment on the project, which was of supreme religious importance to the Sikh community. Singh’s statement came after reports that India […]
Chandigarh: Days after he batted for young leader as the Congress president, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Monday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be a perfect choice to take over the party reins. Reposing his full confidence in the party general secretary, Amarinder said Priyanka would get all-round support if chosen to take over as […]
Amritsar: Racing against time, workers are doing three shifts a day to complete the Indian part of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor that will enable pilgrims from here to visit the revered Sikh shrine in Pakistan. Construction of around 4.2 km-long corridor is targeted to be completed by October 31, a week before the celebrations to […]
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday accepted his Cabinet minister Navjot Sidhu’s resignation. The Chief Minister forwarded the resignation to Governor Punjab V.P. Singh Badnore for formal acceptance, an official in the Chief Minister’s Office told IANS. Sidhu, who had been at loggerheads with the Chief Minister, formally resigned on July 14 as […]
Chandigarh: Ending suspense, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday said he sent his resignation to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. “Today I have sent my resignation to the Chief Minister Punjab, has been delivered at his official residence…,” he tweeted. However, the Chief Minister was away in Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. […]
Ludhiana: One person died and five prisoners and six police personnel received injuries after a bloody clash erupted between two groups of inmates in Ludhiana Central Jail on Thursday as they pelted stones at each other. The inmates even made video clips of the incident on their cellphones and posted them live on Facebook. Punjab […]
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced to make the state the country’s basketball hub. “Happy to have met with these young players who will be representing India in the @FIBAWC (FIBA Basketball World Cup) 2019 in Amsterdam,” he said in a tweet. “Delighted to share that one of our own from @PunjabPoliceInd […]
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said here on Sunday by and large polling for all 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state was peaceful. “One murder was reported from Tarn Taran. As per the initial police report, it was a case of personal enmity,” he told reporters. He said the law and order situation was […]
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday lashed out at BJPs Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate Sadhvi Pragya for insulting a decorated dead police officer and accused the hardline leader of dragging the current nationalism discourse to a new low. In a hard-hitting reaction to the Sadhvi’s “sickening and repulsive comment” that it was […]
New Delhi: Opposing the idea of bringing fuel products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), three Chief Ministers from different political parties on Saturday said it would have a negative impact on their revenue collection. Speaking at the Hindustan Time Leadership Summit 2018, Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of the Congress-ruled Punjab, said his state’s […]
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday directed authorities to withdraw 1,000 police personnel from VVIP security and deploy them to strengthen security in the state, an official said. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting presided over by the Chief Minister ahead of the judgment by a Haryana court this […]
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has offered a job in the Punjab Police to Indian batswoman Harmanpreet Kaur following her stellar performance in the ICC Women’s World Cup in England. Singh offered the post of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) to Kaur if she so desired to join the police force, the Chief […]
Chandigarh: With a “bone to pick with Ratan Tata”, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is headed to Mumbai to seek investments from industry and corporates for his state. Having taken over the reins on March 16, following the Congress’s resounding victory in the assembly elections, Amarinder is faced with the daunting task of rescuing Punjab […]