Prakash Singh Badal

Akali Dal manifesto comes in handy for Congress

Shiromani-Akali-Dal-PunjabChandigarh, May 17 : A top Congress leader displaying the manifesto of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab may appear odd, but that's exactly what is happening in Punjab these days.

Newly-appointed Punjab state Congress president Pratap Singh Bajwa carries a copy of the Akali Dal election manifesto everywhere he visits as part of the ongoing campaigning for zila parishad and block samiti polls in the state. But he is not doing any service to his political opponents.

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal predicts early Lok Sabha polls

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal predicts early Lok Sabha polls Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday predicted early Lok Sabha polls, and said his party was battle-ready for any such situation.

On the sidelines of a conference in Chandigarh, Mr. Badal said that the Congress-led coalition at the center was bound to crumble because of the continuing internal tussle and distrust among key allies.

Speaking on the topic, he added, "UPA is crumbling. Mid-term polls are a definite possibility. And we are battle-ready for any situation like this."

Punjab CM to give free bicycles to students

Punjab CM to give free bicycles to studentsChandigarh, Sep 24 : With an aim to earn public goodwill ahead of state elections, Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has resolved to give free bicycles to high school students.

Talking to reporters here, Badal said: "All students of higher secondary schools will be given (bicycle for free) because they have to travel, often four to five miles, to reach their schools. How can they can go on foot? Generally poor people study in village schools."

Punjab CM backtracks, now supports inclusion of PM in Lokpal purview

Punjab CM backtracks, now supports inclusion of PM in Lokpal purview Chandigarh, Aug 24 : Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Prakash Singh Badal has backtracked on his earlier stand of including the Prime Minister and the higher judiciary in the Lokpal Bill.

"Judiciary should be in its ambit. The Prime Minister should also be in its ambit, so that an effective Lokpal bill is made so that everyone should be scared to indulge in such acts (of corruption)," said Badal.

Prakash Singh Badal asks people to be calm

Prakash Singh Badal asks people to be calmAmritsar, May 27 : Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has appealed to the people not to allow miscreants to disturb peace in the state.

"I appeal to the people of Punjab that these miscreants are enemies of the country as well as enemies of Punjab. After a lot of difficulty, peace and prosperity returned to Punjab and they want to disturb that. We should not let them fulfill their vested interests," Badal said.

Punjab was engulfed in a spate of violent protests over the killing of a Sikh preacher in Austria.

SC rejects Amarinder Singh's petition against Prakash Singh Badal

SC rejects Amarinder Singh''s petition against Prakash Singh BadalNew Delhi, May 14: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed Congress leader Captain (retired) Amarinder Singh's petition, which requested a shift of the trial of corruption cases against Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal and his family members outside the State.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice K. G. Balakrishnan stated that by the material placed on record, Singh had not made out a case that there was a reasonable apprehension of getting justice if the trial was held in the state.

Punjab CM Badal expresses solidarity with Pak detenu Sarabjit Singh

Chandigarh/ Patna, Mar 18: Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, Sarabjit SinghPunjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has expressed solidarity with Sarabjit Singh, the Indian detenu to be hanged at a Lahore Jail on April 1.

"All political parties, full house and all the people of Punjab are worried and have appealed to the Prime Minister to contact Pakistani authorities for mercy," said Badal.

Meanwhile, people in Patna took out a protest march and offered prayers for Sarabjit's freedom.




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