Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Elections 2021

AAP, Akalis only making hollow claims: Sidhu

MOHALI: Balbir Singh Sidhu, former cabinet minister of Punjab and Congress party's candidate from Mohali, inaugurated a party election office at Daidi village on Monday.

ECI allows Media Persons to cast vote via Postal Ballot facility

CHANDIGARH: Considering the long pending demand, Election Commission of India (ECI) has also allowed Media Persons authorised by ECI to exercise their franchise using Postal Ballot facility. Earlier, the Commission had allowed 80-years-old and above voters, Persons with Disability (more than 40%) and COVID-19 positive patients to cast their vote via postal ballots.

Facing money-laundering case, Khaira is Cong candidate in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Facing allegations in connection with drugs money laundering and fake passport racket case, Sukhpal Singh Khaira is the Congress candidate from Bholath in the February 14 assembly polls in Punjab.

BJP and its ‘A, B and C’ teams dangerous for people and democracy: Bhagwant Mann

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab President and Member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann has appealed to the people of Punjab to beware of the ‘A, B and C’ teams of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the BJP and its 'A, B, C' B and C teams are dangerous for the people and ther democracy of the State. Mann said that the previous assembly elections of 2017 were a clear example to Punjabis when SAD (B) and BJP had voted in favour of Congress to pass on the power to Congress and Capt. Amarinder Singh just to prevent Aam Aadmi Party from forming government.

Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary thanks Congress leadership for ticket from Phillaur

PHILLAUR: After the Central Election Committee of Indian National Congress announced the candidates for upcoming assembly elections in Punjab, Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary wholeheartedly thanked the party president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and the entire leadership for declaring his candidature from Phillaur constituency.

SAD fields Parminder Singh Sohana from Mohali assembly constituency

CHANDIGARH: The SAD President S Sukhbir Singh Badal has announced youth leader Parminder Singh Sohana as party candidate from Mohali. He has remained Vice Chairman & MD of Labourfed Punjab. SAD has so far announced 94 candidates.

Cong announces candidates for all three seats in Rupnagar district

RUPNAGAR: Congress has announced its candidates for all the three assembly constituency of Rupnagar district. The party has fielded Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi from Chamkaur Sahib(reserve) constituency ,Punjab assembly speaker Rana KP Singh from Anandpur Sahib constituency while it has fielded Punjab youth congress president Barinder Singh Dhillon from Rupnagar conhstituency.

Announcement of places for filing nominations for Assembly elections

AMRITSAR: To get nominations for 11 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in the district for the Punjab Assembly elections, the District Electoral Officer cum Deputy Commissioner Mr Gurpreet Singh Khaira has announced the venues.

Rupnagar police committed to ensure free and fair elections-SSP

RUPNAGAR: Rupnagar Senior Superintendent of Police(SSP) Vivek Sheel Soni said that Rupnagar district Police were fully committed to conduct the Punjab assembly elections in a free and fair and transparent manner in the district.

Show cause notice issued to Rupnagar AAP candidate for 'violating' covid guidelines

RUPNAGAR: Rupnagar constituency returning officer Gurwinder Singh Johal has issued show cause notice to Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) candidate from the constituency Dinesh Chadha for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and guidelines of the election commission of India regarding conduct of general elections during Covid.

Actor Sonu Sood's sister joins Congress, to contest polls from Moga

CHANDIGARH: Actor Sonu Sood's youngest sister Malvika Sachar on Monday joined the Congress and would be the party's candidate from her hometown Moga in the February Punjab Assembly polls.

AAP may just fall short of majority in Punjab, Bhagwant Mann if named CM candidate can be a game changer

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress are projected to poll 40 per cent and 36 per cent votes in Punjab, respectively, as per the ABP-CVOTER Battle for the States survey.

Punjab elections to be held in single phase, notification to be issued on January 21: Dr.Raju

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Dr. S Karuna Raju, while briefing the media on Saturday said that ECI has announced seven phased Assembly Elections schedule for five states of India. He said that in Punjab elections to 117 Legislative constituencies would be held in second phase at one go.

Elections for the next Vidhan Sabha will be held in Punjab on February 14

AMRITSAR:The election bell has rung in Punjab. Elections for the next Vidhan Sabha will be held on February 14 in Punjab. The results of the elections will be released on March 10. The day for filing nominations will start from January 21 and will be open till January 28. The scrutiny of nominations will take place on January 29. Names can be withdrawn till January 31.

SAD hails Punjab polls on schedule, "End of anarchy and chaos in Punjab" says Sukhbir Singh Badal

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today hailed the announcement of Vidhan Sabha polls in Punjab on february 14 and said that the people of the state will immediately heave a big sigh of relief. "This signals the end of anarchy,, chaos, confusion and misgovernance in Punjab.

ECI withdraws appointment of Actor Sonu Sood as state icon for Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Election Commission of India (ECI) has withdrawn the appointment of Actor Sonu Sood as a state icon for Punjab.

District Election Officer issues guidelines for publication of political pamphlets and posters during elections

AMRITSAR: District Election Officer cum Deputy Commissioner Mr. Gurpreet Singh Khaira has issued instructions to the printing press owners as per the guidelines of Election Commission of India that they should follow the instructions of Election Commission while publishing campaign materials for any candidate or party during the forthcoming Assembly elections.

Punjab Assembly Elections 2022: Publication of Final Electoral Roll has been done on January 5, 2022

CHANDIGARH: Chief Electoral Officer Punjab Dr S Karuna Raju on Wednesday handed over the final published Electoral Rolls for the Assembly Elections-2022 to the representatives of recognised Political Parties here in the form of DVDs.

Lali Majithia and Dr. Ajay Gupta get 'AAP' ticket

AMRITSAR: Aam Aadmi Party has released its seventh list for the forthcoming Punjab Assembly elections of 2022. Sukhjinder Raj Singh Lali Majithia from District Amritsar Assembly constituency Majithia and Dr. Ajay Gupta has been declared the candidate.

CEO Punjab Dr Raju invite transgenders to shape democracy by casting vote in Punjab assembly poll

CHANDIGARH: Calling Transgenders an important part of the society, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Punjab Dr S Karuna Raju on Thursday solicited their support and participation in upcoming Punjab Assembly Elections 2022 for shaping democracy.

KMC election results: Trinamool moving towards landslide victory

KOLKATA:The early trends of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) election results on Tuesday showed that the Trinamool Congress was heading towards a landslide victory.

Haryana's farmer leader floats political outfit, to contest Punjab polls

CHANDIGARH: Taking the lead, farmer leader of Haryana Gurnam Singh Chaduni on Saturday floated his political outfit and announced to contest the forthcoming Assembly polls in Punjab.

Transgender voters are made aware of their right to vote

AMRITSAR: Guidelines of District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Khaira and District Nodal Officer (Sweep) -cum-District Education Officer (Sec) Jugraj Singh Randhawa A Voter Awareness Program was organized in the local Haripura area under the leadership of Child Development Project Officer Mrs. Meena Devi to make the transgender voters aware of their right to vote and their fair use.

Kejriwal deceiving Punjabis on the same pattern as done by Cong: Sukhbir Badal

BARNALA: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today said Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener Arvind Kejriwal was deceiving Punjabis in the same manner as done by the Congress party by forcing them to fill forms to register themselves to avail of the Rs 1,000 per month scheme it had announced for women.

Certification programme for training of AROs to start from Nov 15

PHAGWARA: Keeping in view of the coming assembly elections in Punjab, a Certification Programme for Training of Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers of District Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr, Gurdasspur, Amritsar and Pathankot would be organized from November 15 to November 18 at HMV College Jalandhar.

CEO Punjab meets representatives of higher education institutions

CHANDIGARH: In view of ensuing assembly elections in Punjab in early 2022, a meeting with senior representatives of Govt.and private technical universities and other higher education institutions was held by Dr Karuna Raju , IAS, the Chief Electoral officer (CEO), Punjab.

Election Commission to ensure free, fair and transparent assembly elections in Punjab: Dr. S Karuna Raju

PATIALA: Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, Dr S Karuna Raju said that the Election Commission of India would introduce a postal ballot facility for the senior citizens above 80 years, in forthcoming Assembly Elections of Punjab. He was interacting with the media, here, on Wednesday evening before taking a meeting of district officials to review poll preparedness.

Deputy Election Commissioner, ECI Reviews Poll Preparedness for Punjab Legislative Assembly Election 2022

CHANDIGARH: Deputy Election Commissioner,  Nitesh Kumar Vyas, IAS reviewed the poll preparedness for forthcoming Punjab Assembly Elections – 2022 at the office of Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab on October 20, 2021.

ECI holds a meeting with CEO/DEOs to instruct SOPs related to First Level Checking (FLC) of EVM-VVPAT

CHANDIGARH: In view of ensuing Assembly Elections in the state of Punjab, the Election Commission of India (ECI) today held a meeting through video conference with Deputy Commissioners –cum- District Election Officers (DEO) of all 23 to apprise them in detail about the protocol and instructions related to First Level Checking (FLC) of EVM-VVPAT.

Counting of votes for 3 city corporations in K'taka under way

 BENGALURU:  The process of counting of votes began for Belagavi, Kalburgi and Hubballi-Dharwad urban local bodies in Karnataka on Monday for which the polls were held on September 3.

CEO Dr. Raju held a meeting with the representatives of recognised political parties

CHANDIGARH: Chief Electoral Officer Punjab Dr. S Karuna held a meeting with the representatives of political parties to apprise them about Special Summary Revision -2022.Representatives of all the recognized state and national political parties attended the meeting.

Umesh Sinha re-appointed as Deputy Election Commissioner

NEW DELHI: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved extension in the term of re-employment of Umesh Sinha as Deputy Election Commissioner on contract basis for a period of one year.

'Modi's name enough to win UP polls'

LUCKNOW: The newly appointed BJP state vice-president Arvind Kumar Sharma, has sent a letter to party state president Swatantra Dev Singh, saying that the name and patronage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi were enough for the BJP to win the coming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Chief Election Commissioner holds virtual meeting with CEOs of all states, UTs

CHANDIGARH: The Election Commission of India led by Chief Election Commissioner Shri Sushil Chandra, Election Commissioner Shri Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Shri Anup Chandra Pandey held a virtual conference with Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of all the States and UTs. It was held to ascertain the experiences of poll gone states and to galvanize the poll bound states.

Yogi appoints chairman, members of SC/ST commission

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has finally started doling out sops to party workers.

Manish Tewari frontrunner for Punjab Congress President's post

NEW DELHI: After the panel set up by the Congress on Punjab submitted its report on the factionalism in its state unit, a change of guard looks imminent with the All India Congress Committee (AICC) looking for a suitable replacement for current Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President Sunil Jakhar.

Campus Ambassadors with the highest voter registration will receive the award

KAPURTHALA: In view of Punjab Assembly Elections 2022, the Election Commission of India has launched a special drive for continuous registration of maximum number of young voters. Voter can fill up Form No. 6 to cast his/ her vote. He should be a resident of Kapurthala district.

Gurdaspur victory gives Congress another chance to improve its sagging image in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The victory of Sunil Jakhar Congress party candidate in Gurdaspur bye-elelction is for sure a big gain for Congress party and a setback for SAD-BJP alliance and AAP but it is not an absolute decision of electorate in favour of Congress which is struggling to meet the expectations of people of state.

SAD gets support of Dera Sacha Sauda with the promise to allow its head to hold congregations in Punjab

Punjab News Express/Satinder Bains
 In a move which could pose serious threat to peace in Punjab, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) has got support of controversial dera Sacha Sauda on the promise to allow the dera head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to hold his congregations in Punjab. The SAD was earlier opposed to dera meetings due to pressure from radical Sikh organisations.

"BJP wont allow AAP to win Punjab at any cost , only miracle can prevent AAP from finishing on top"

By M.R. Narayan Swamy 
NEW DELHI: Only a miracle can prevent the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from finishing on top in the Punjab assembly election, irrespective of how many seats it ultimately bags. But miracles do happen.