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Captain Amarinder accepts Sidhu’s invitation; latter says ‘no personal agenda’ in letter | India News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday agreed to attend the installation ceremony of the new Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu, putting an end to the speculation that he may boycott the event. The ceremony will take place on Friday. Two of the four working presidents of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), […]

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Navjot Singh Sidhu gets upper hand in Punjab as Congress top brass ignores CM Amarinder Singh’s objections

NEW DELHI: After weeks of infighting and strong opposition by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was finally appointed the state unit chief by the Congress top brass in a bid to end factionalism in the party. Sidhu replaced Sunil Jakhar, a prominent Hindu face who was at the helm for […]

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Amarinder Singh to remain Cong’s CM candidate in Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu to become party chief: Sources

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will lead the party for 2022 Assembly election in the state while Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to be named as the party chief, as per sources in the party. The Congress party has been trying desperately to the resolve the infighting that has endangered the party’s campaign […]

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Don’t know about Sidhu…will go with high command: Amarinder

With the Congress central leadership finally stepping in to tackle the crisis that has gripped its Punjab unit months ahead of Assembly elections, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Tuesday met Sonia Gandhi and said he will abide by any decision taken by the party president. Singh, however, told reporters that he does not “know anything about […]

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‘Will accept what party chief decides’: Amarinder after meeting Sonia Gandhi amid Punjab Congress crisis

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi in a bid to resolve the crisis that has gripped the state Congress unit months before key Assembly elections. Following his meeting, Captain Amarinder told reporters: “Whatever the Congress President decides on Punjab, we will accept it.” […]

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Punjab Police douse water cannon at AAP workers trying to gherao CM’s house

Mohali (Punjab): Police on Saturday used water cannon to disperse AAP workers forcing their way to “gherao” the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh at Siswan here in protest against frequent power cuts. The protesting Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers, led by its Punjab unit chief Bhagwant Mann, shouted slogans against the Congress government […]

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What ails Congress in Punjab: Majithia, his ‘influence’ haunts Cong in Majha

One name that came up repeatedly during AICC leader Rahul Gandhi’s meetings with Punjab Congress leaders was that of SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia. According to sources, Congress leaders from Majha region told Rahul Gandhi that Majitha still enjoyed significant power in Majha despite Capt Amarinder Singh being the Chief Miniser and party being in […]

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Moderna refuses to send vax to Punjab – ET HealthWorld

Chandigarh: US-based Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer Moderna has refused to send vaccines directly to the Punjab government stating that it only deals with the Centre, a senior state official said on Sunday. Punjab’s nodal officer for vaccination Vikas Garg said according to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh‘s directions, all vaccine manufacturers were approached for direct purchase of […]

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Rs 10 lakh grant to villages that achieve 100 vaccination: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh: In a bid to curb vaccine hesitancy among people in the rural areas, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday (May 18) announced a special development grant of Rs 10 lakh to villages that achieve 100 vaccination. In a virtual interaction with 2,000 heads and members across over 4,000 locations, Singh asked them to […]

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