Jagmohan Singh Kang Mla Bibliography





 

SC order on Sidhu will boost SAD-BJP fortunes
Chandigarh, January 23
Today’s decision of the Supreme Court of India, allowing former Indian cricketer and former Lok Sabha MP from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu to contest the ensuing Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections, will have a major impact on the electoral fortunes of the SAD-BJP alliance.

Sidhu confidant gets ticket
BJP celebrates with sweets

Capt Kanwaljit promises tax-free regime
Dera Bassi, January 23
Putting his populist foot forward, the former Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, today promised a zero tax regime besides promising a host of sops to all sections of society if the SAD-BJP alliance was voted to power in the February 13 Assembly elections.

Dullo files papers; says wife his poll manager
Khanna January 23
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, today filed the nomination papers from the Khanna (reserved) constituency as a Congress candidate. He was accompanied by his wife, Ms Harbans Kaur Dullo, the sitting MLA from here. She filed the papers as the covering candidate.


Kang invokes divine help
Chandigarh, January 23
It’s barely seven in the morning but the flurry of activity at Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang’s residence in the ministers’ complex here is comparable to a household hosting a Punjabi wedding.



Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang pays obeisance at the Mansa Devi temple before filing his nomination from the Morinda constituency on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
PPCC secy Harry joins SAD
Ghanaur/Gharam (Patiala), January 23
Encouraged with the defection of former PPCC secretary Harry Mann to the SAD today, its general secretary Sukhbir Singh Badal claimed that atrocities committed on people had triggered a wave of defection in the Congress rank and file.

Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Mr Harinder Pal Singh (Harry Mann) and Mr Sukhbir Badal at a party meeting in Patiala on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

BKU: One body, two voices
Chandigarh, January 23
While the Bharti Kisan Union led by Mr Balbir Singh Rajewal has extended support to the Shiromani Akali Dal headed by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, the faction headed by Mr Bhupinder Singh Mann has announced it will back Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and his party in the Assembly elections.

Pathankot to vote for district status
Pathankot, January 23
For a long time, people here have been demanding district status for the town. Demand continues to persist, so do promises by leaders. There have been several agitations, including an immolation attempt, in this regard.

Poll revives Goindwal’s dreams
Goindwal Sahib (Tarn Taran), January 23
Twenty-six years have lapsed since a master plan was finalised for developing Goindwal Sahib as the country’s first industrial nucleus complex. Yet, for realising the dream, successive governments at the Centre and the state have turned no stones, except for the foundation stone laid down by India’s former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

I will not support Balbir Sidhu, says Gharuan
Mohali, January 23
“I will not support Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu, Congress candidate from the Kharar constituency, for the Punjab Assembly elections as he is allegedly involved in the distribution of liquor and other intoxicants among the people, especially the younger generation, during election rallies,” stated Mr Harnek Singh Gharuan, former Congress minister, at a press conference here today. He was accompanied by Mr Bharat Bhushan Maini, former senior vice-president of the Mohali Municipal Council, among others.

CODE UNCODE
Cavalcades choke road traffic
Gurdaspur, January 23
Political heavyweights from this district, including Pratap Singh Bajwa (Kahnuwan), his brother Fateh Jung Singh Bajwa (Sri Hargobindpur), Mr Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa (Qadian) and Nirmal Singh Kahlon (Fatehgarh Churian), filed their nomination papers today.

Dancing to parties’ tune
Jalandhar, January 23
As the Assembly elections draw near, small-time singers and dancers are in a great demand, especially from political parties eager to entertain the public with peppy numbers. As big names like Sabjit Cheema, Harbhajan Mann and Malkit Singh generally avoid performing in rural areas, these small-time singers are preferred to draw village folks. "This time dancers are also in demand. Dressed in gorgeous costumes, they attract the public with their performances, mostly based on folksongs and parodies on film songs," says Mr Jatinder Pal Singh of Raja No. 1, a Ludhiana-based musical group.

Cong nominee files papers
Ropar, January 23
Exhibiting his show of strength by a huge procession of party workers and supporters, sitting Congress MLA Ramesh Dutt Sharma today filed his nomination papers from the Anandpur Sahib Assembly constituency here before the Returning Officer, Ropar, Mr Parminder Singh Gill, this evening.

Cong candidate files nomination
Rajpura, January 23
Mr Hardyal Singh Kamboj, Congress candidate from the Rajpura Assembly constituency, today filed his nomination papers at the office of the SDM, Mr APS Virk, who is also the Returning Officer.

317 more file nominations
Chandigarh, January 23
As many as 317 candidates today filed their nominations for the Assembly elections. They include stalwarts of the ruling Congress and the Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal).

Mann files papers as Independent
Mohali, January 23
Tarlochan Singh Mann today filed his nomination papers from the Kharar constituency as an Independent candidate. Before coming to Mohali to file his papers he held a rally at Kharar.

Clueless, Elephant in trouble
Jalandhar, January 23
Factionalism within the BSP, ouster of its senior leaders, death of party founder and stalwart Kanshi Ram and its resultant downfall is likely to prove advantageous to the Congress in the Doaba region.

On foot or cycle, they too are in the race

A BSP rebel, Mr Kesar Singh, on way to file his nominations for the Nabha Assembly constituency; and (right) Mr Kashmir Singh of the CPI (ML New Democracy) with his supporters on Tuesday. — Tribune photographs

‘Candidates must refrain from defacing public property’
Mohali, January 23
Defacement of public property by the candidates will not be allowed during the Punjab Assembly elections in the district. Orders to this effect were given by the Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Returning Officer, Mr Tejveer Singh.

Defections galore on CM’s turf
Patiala, January 23
Despite the fact that Patiala is the home turf of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his wife and MP Preneet Kaur, the maximum number of defections by political bigwigs has been from this very part of the state.

POLL BYTES
Six quit as chairperson

Cong manifesto to skip SEZ issue
New Delhi, January 22
As the controversy over the sensitive issue of special economic zones (SEZs) continues unabated, the Congress has decided it will be wise not to dwell on the matter in the party’s election manifesto for Punjab.

Punjab Votes' 07
Three men trip — Badal, son, Sant

Badal files papers amid code violation
Malout, January 22
A former Chief Minister and SAD president, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today filed his nomination papers from the Lambi Assembly constituency here amid violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

Sukhbir flouts poll code
Gidderbaha, January 22
A case of violation of the Model Code of Conduct came to the fore in Gidderbaha when a helicopter landed in the town to pick up SAD general secretary Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Sant gets notice from RO
Ropar, January 22
The SDM-cum-Returning Officer, Ropar, Mr Parminder Singh Gill, today issued a notice to the SAD patron Sant Ajit Singh. The Sant was accompanied by party workers in a cavalcade of vehicles, when he came to file his papers.

Doesn’t own a car

Amritsar: BJP leaves it to Rajnath
New Delhi, January 22
The Bharatiya Janata Party has authorised its chief Rajnath Singh to name its candidate for the Amritsar Lok Sabha byelection as different leaders from Punjab have started mounting pressure on the party for the party ticket in case former cricketer-turned MP Navjot Singh Sidhu’s application seeking a stay on his conviction is allowed by the Supreme Court.

BSP fields Arjun for LS seat
Amritsar, January 22
The Bahujan Samaj Party today fielded former president of the Durgiana Managing Committee Surinder Arjun from the Amritsar parliamentary seat.

CEO clarifies
Chandigarh, January 22
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Punjab, Mr Sundram Krishna, had not used the word dirty and bitter while referring to the ongoing campaign for the Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections.

Landmine-hit want some space
Naushera Dhalla (Tarn Taran), January 22
Five years have lapsed since a landmine blast in the passive hamlet of Naushera Dhalla in Tarn Taran district blew apart their lives to shreds, yet governments at the Centre and the state have done little to launch an operation to rehabilitate the victims and their families.
Raghbir Singh with a photograph of landmine victim Balwinder Singh at Naushara Dhalla in Tarn Taran on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

Balbir disputes Bir’s claim
Mohali, January 22
Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu, Congress candidate for the Kharar constituency, said today that the leaders, who had been denied the ticket, could be adjusted in various organisations on the basis of their political experiences. He rubbished the allegation that he gave Rs 5 crore to a Congress leader to get the ticket.
                                                                    

Balbir Singh Sidhu

Her turn: Sohi also calls for ticket review
Zirakpur, January 22
Ms Seelam Sohi, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) general secretary, who has been denied the ticket from the Banur Assembly constituency, may repeat a Bir Devinder in Banur.

                                                                            

Seelam Sohi

Deepa to contest as Independent
Sangrur, January 22
Mr Rajinder Deepa, who was denied the Congress ticket from Sunam, today announced his decision to contest as an Independent.

SAD-BJP set for comeback, claims Kanwaljit
Mohali, January 22
SAD General Secretary Capt Kanwaljit Singh today claimed that the SAD-BJP combine was all set to stage a comeback with two-thirds majority, “as the Congress is reeling under revolt of its leaders and cadre in almost whole of Punjab”.

ME AND MYSELF
This Badal loves Faiz
Chandigarh, January 22
Besides rural indebtedness, deaths caused by cancer in Malwa area, especially Mansa, Rama Mandi, Lambi, Gidderbaha and adjoining areas, have emerged as a big election issue.

                                                                   Manpreet Singh Badal

Vets: Explain, says CEO
Chandigarh, January 22
Taking note of the posting of veterinarians on poll duty in violation of the ECI order, the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, has sought explanation from the Deputy Commissioners concerned and written to other DCs in this respect.

Poll campaign picks up steam
Ghanaur, January 22
With the last date for filing nominations, January 25, drawing close, the election campaign is picking up the momentum in the Ghanaur Assembly constituency.

Mann gets women’s support
Mohali, January 22
Mr Tarlochan Singh Mann, an Independent, today gathered support of women in the area. A number of women, including Mrs Swaranjeet Kaur, president of the Balongi unit of the Mahila Suraksha Samiti, and social worker Kulwant Kaur participated in the poll campaign. They visited various villages like Saneta, Mundi Kharar, Ballomajra, Badmajra, Chhajumajra and Fatehulapur.

district report
Going by voting pattern, Cong needs to watch out
Gurdaspur, January 22
If the last 30-year history of elections in this district is an indication, there is a cause for the Congress to worry. The district has voted in favour of the Congress and the SAD/BJP, alternatively.

DCs asked to ensure fair poll
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 22
Mrs Manisha Nanda, Finance Secretary, Himachal Government, who has been appointed the Election Observer for the Patiala division by the Election Commission of India, held a meeting of all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of the Patiala division here today to review the arrangements for the coming Assembly elections.

CODE-UNCODE
Defiance unabated
Jalandhar, January 22
Despite the Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Returning Officer (DRO), Mr A. Venu Prasad, visiting several parts of the city to check violation of the model code of conduct on Sunday, defiance continues unabated.

Bunting and a hording of the Congress tied to electric and telecom poles near the office of the District Electoral Officer in Jalandhar on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Realtors vanish too
Ludhiana, January 22
Political uncertainty has dampened the spirits of realtors and investors in the state. The latter are keeping their fingers crossed in the anticipation that the new regime, whether Congress or the Akalis, will give a boost to real estate.

Chamkaur Sahib most sensitive
Ropar, January 22
Out of the three Assembly constituencies, Chamkaur Sahib was today declared the most sensitive in the district. Out of 116 polling stations in Chamkaur Sahib, 44 were declared sensitive and hyper sensitive.

First nomination from Banur filed
Dera Bassi, January 22
Mr Jasbir Singh Punsar, BSP candidate from Banur Assembly segment, today became the first candidate to file the nomination papers here.

POLL BYTES

 

It’s a flag war in Kanuwan
Kanuwan (Gurdaspur), January 21
The rural constituency of Kanuwan is witnessing a tough contest between Congress minister Pratap Singh Bajwa and former SAD minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan. A tour of the constituency revealed that voters here are clearly divided and a flag war is being waged by supporters of the two parties.

Flags of political parties flutter atop roofs in the Kanuwan constituency. — Photos by Jangi

Rebels adamant; issue ultimatum
Gurdaspur January 21
Dissident leaders in the Narot constituency today organised a meeting of their supporters and gave two-day ultimatum to the party. The workers were peeved at the allotment of the party ticket to sitting MLA Rumal Chand.

Rajpura: Stakes high, 55 pc polling booths sensitive
Rajpura, January 21
With stakes high in the Rajpura Assembly constituency, the administration is gearing up to ensure a free and fair poll. In fact, the conduct of a free and fair poll for the constituency is going to be a tough task for the authorities concerned, with 78 of the 142 polling booths being declared sensitive.

Gill on post till polling
Chandigarh, January 21
The new Director-General of Punjab Police, Mr R.S. Gill, will hold the post till the completion of the election process in Punjab. Once the process is completed by March 3, the new government will be at liberty to appoint a new officer.

SAD wants action against PR officials
Chandigarh, January 21
The Shiromani Akali Dal today objected to the alleged use of songs and advertisements prepared by the Public Relations Department of the Punjab Government for the election campaign of the Congress.

shadow boxing
Banur: It’s Kanwaljit versus Venod Sharma
Chandigarh January 21
It is going to be Capt Kanwaljit Singh versus former Haryana Power Minister Venod Sharma in the Banur Assembly segment. Though Mr Rakesh Sharma, son of former Punjab Finance Minister Hans Raj Sharma, is the official candidate from Banur, the prestige of Mr Venod Sharma is at stake in the segment, which was once represented by him in the early eighties.            Capt Kanwaljit Singh


angry ones
Bitter Lubanas may dump Congress
Jalandhar, January 21
The Congress has ‘ignored' Hindus and Lubanas while allocating tickets for the forthcoming Assembly elections, say representatives of the two communities. The president of the Bharatiya Dharam Raksha Samiti, Mr Manoj Kumar Nanha, said the Congress had fielded 18 Hindu candidates as compared to 28 last time.

DISTRICT REPORT
Cong betting on women
Sangrur, January 21
In the seven Assembly constituencies of this district, the Congress has given the lion’s share to women by allotting them four tickets. However, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has not nominated even a single woman candidate in the district.

Bhattal leads liability list
Bathinda, January 21
The Department of General Administration has shot off a missive to all Deputy Commissioners along with a list of ministers and former ministers having liabilities towards the Punjab Government with respect to house building advance and car advance to check information to be furnished by them while seeking election to the Assembly next month.

VP, Babbar stars of Shambhu rally
Ludhiana, January 21
Despite star campaigners like Bollywood actor Raj Babbar and former Prime Minister V.P. Singh coming to address the rally of Mr Shambhu Kumar Singh, a Jan Morcha nominee from for Ludhiana Rural seat, here today, the entire show remained a damp squib.


(From left) Mr Raj Babbar, Mr Shambhu Singh and Mr V.P. Singh at an election rally of the Jan Morcha in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Rai Sikh Maha Panchayat decides to oppose Cong
Ferozepore, January 21
The Rai Sikh community which is a large vote bank in this border area, organised “Maha Panchayat” at Megha Rai Utar village here today at which it decided that the community would oppose Congress candidates in various Assembly constituencies of this district.

INLD to campaign for SAD-BJP candidates
Chandigarh, January 21
Indian National Lok Dal leaders and workers today went to Punjab to campaign for SAD-BJP combine candidates for the Assembly elections following a decision taken at a joint meeting of the state executive and the Political Affairs Committee of the party held under the chairmanship of the President, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, here today.

24 former govt employees in fray
Chandigarh, January 21
More than 24 former government employees are in Punjab’s poll fray this time - among then are doctors, teachers and PCS, IAS and IPS officers. There are a few retired Armymen too.

Uma Bharti banking on hung House
Ludhiana, January 21
Firing a salvo at the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Congress, the fire-brand leader of the Bhartiya Janshakti Party, Ms Uma Bharti, today said both these parties had made the state ‘ a den of corruption’ and a hung Assembly alone could rescue the state. She was addressing a meeting of party workers at a local school here today.
Ms Uma Bharti, addresses an election rally in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Sidhu extends olive branch
Kharar, January 21
The Congress candidate from Kharar, Mr Balbir Sidhu, yesterday stated that he would go to the houses of all Congress leaders who were not happy with his candidature to pacify them.

Delay: More join ticket race
Amritsar, January 21
The BJP's failure to announce its candidate from the Amritsar North Assembly has resulted in more aspirants joining the ticket race. Supporters of Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, a former Punjab minister, have sent telegrams to the party high command to field him from the constituency.

PPCC secy Mann resigns
Patiala, January 21
Mr Harinder Pal Singh Mann, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee secretary, today resigned from his post and from the primary membership of the Congress. He alleged that the party had been favouring those candidates who had recently shifted loyalties from the SAD while true Congressmen who had stood by the party through thick and thin were being ignored.

Kang welcomes new entrants
Chandigarh, January 21
Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Congress candidate from Morinda, today claimed that at least 12 Akali and Bahujan Samaj Party activists along with their supporters joined the Congress under his leadership at Teur village.

Panthic issues take backseat
Gurdaspur, January 21
Panthic issues like demanding votes in the name of the community and blaming the Congress for Operation Bluestar and the 1984 riots that were the main poll plank of the SAD in earlier elections do not figure in the election campaign of the party in this district.

Saini opens election office
Zirakpur, January 21
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) candidate from the Banur Assembly segment, Mr Avtar Singh Saini, today intensified his election campaign with the opening of his election office here today.

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    Virk should be sacked, says SAD
    Chandigarh, January 20
    The Shiromani Akali Dal today welcomed the Election Commission's decision to transfer Punjab's Director-General of Police, Mr S.S. Virk, saying the party stand demanding his removal had been vindicated. The SAD demanded Mr Virk's sack and prosecution, saying that the highest electoral authority in the country had found him guilty of “corrupt practices and misuse of office.”

    Won’t allow things to get dirty: CEO
    Chandigarh, January 20
    The Chief Electoral Officer, Punj- ab, Mr Sundram Krishna, today asserted that the poll officers were keeping a close watch on the ongoing election campaign for the Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections and no political party would be allowed to turn the campaign dirty.

    EC okays four Information Commissioners
    Chandigarh, January 20
    Decks have been cleared for four Information Commissioners, who were appointed last month by the Punjab Government, for assuming the charge of the office. Informed sources today said the Election Commission had informed the State Government that it had no objection on the issue.

    Parties playing politics with ‘siropa’
    Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 20
    Peeved over the misuse of the practice of presenting ‘siropa’ (religious robe of honour) by leaders of almost all political parties of the state, office-bearers of local Sikh organisations have urged the chiefs of the SGPC and Akal Takht to impose restrictions so that the sanctity of the practice was maintained.

    Youth queue up to receive siropas at a political function in Mandi Ahmedgarh on Thursday. — Photo by writer

    Captain owns just Rs 15,000
    Patiala, January 20
    In an affidavit submitted to the Returning Officer, the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today declared that he possessed Rs 15,000 in cash, besides Rs 20,000 as ‘karta” of Hindu undivided family.

    Nominations: Number rises to 70
    Chandigarh, January 20
    As many as 41 candidates filed their nominations today. With this, a total of 70 candidates have filed their papers.

    POLL CHASE
    His claim: His father’s Bunny

    Mohali, January 20
    For someone who is facing his first election, Mr Jasjit Singh Bunny is a confident campaigner.

    Mr Jasjit Singh Bunny of the SAD addresses an election meeting in his constituency of Kharar. — Tribune photos by Vicky Gharu

    Mrs Dullo silenced
    Chandigarh, January 20
    From an excited contender for re-election to a silenced wife, Harbans Kaur Dullo has resigned to her fate, at least for the moment. Till a fortnight ago, she was a firebrand MLA, confident of taking on her husband and Punjab Pradesh Congress chief Shamsher Singh Dullo in the race for ticket. “If he has staked a claim to the ticket, let us see who wins it,” she had said, adding that in no circumstances would she allow Mr Dullo to oust her from Khanna.

    LEGAL MERRY-GO-ROUND
    Battle from streets to courts, and back
    Chandigarh, January 20
    With elections round the corner, the battle of wits between Capt Amarinder Singh and Mr Parkash Singh Badal has spilled over from courtrooms to the streets. The bete noires, who have been fighting a legal battle over defamatory advertisements by the Congress against the Shiromani Akali Dal in the 2002 elections, are at it again - taking the people for a ride.

    Ropar bridge may turn out to be main poll issue
    Ropar, January 20
    Hundreds of commuters are helpless and put their lives to risk while passing through the 125-year-old bridge over the Sirhind canal, which is the main link of Ropar city with National Highway-21 every day here. Over 50,000 people in the city, which falls in Anandpur Sahib Assembly constituency, travel on the bridge daily.

    The bridge over the Sirhind canal is the main cause for concern for residents of Ropar. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

    No development work in Kharar: Kanwaljit

    Mohali, January 20
    A former Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, has said the Kharar constituency will be developed like Banur after the formation of the SAD-BJP combine government in the state.


    Lok Jan Shakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan waves to the crowd during an election rally in Patiala on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

    SAD’s Kang says cops coercing voters

    Amritsar, January 20
    Fearing threat to the life Mr Manjinder Singh Kang, former Chairman of the Forest Corporation and SAD candidate from Beas has demanded paramilitary forces for election in the Beas Assembly constituency.

    Parallel economy
    PR agencies do it all for candidates

    Ludhiana, January 20
    Candidates doling out promises is a routine during any elections. One segment that offers promises to candidates itself is public relations agencies that are all geared up to win the race of bagging as many accounts as they can. The agencies have begun contacting contestants for various seats, directly as well as through references.

    LS ticket: Dullo bats for Majha

    Chandigarh, January 20
    If Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), has his way, then the Amritsar Lok Sabha ticket should go to a ‘Majhail.’

    Preneet Kaur harps on development

    Rajpura, January 20
    Assembly segments bordering Chandigarh are finally warming up to the campaigning for the Punjab elections. With the last date for the filing of nominations, January 25, drawing close, the electioneering is picking up in the areas.

    Hoshiarpur: Cracks appear in BJP

    Hoshiarpur, January 20
    While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced its candidates for a majority of the constituencies it is contesting from, the unusual delay in naming the Hoshiarpur candidate has given credence to reports of severe factionalism in the party here.

    BSP goes upper caste

    Jalandhar, January 20
    Once known for openly speaking against upper castes at its rallies, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has allocated over one-third tickets to persons belonging to these castes for the forthcoming Assembly elections.

    Bhattal confidant Dirba joins SAD

    Sangrur, January 20
    The Congress today suffered a major setback in the Dirba Assembly constituency when Mr Gurcharan Singh Dirba, a close confidant of Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, and two-time Congress MLA from Dirba, joined the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the presence of Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, secretary-general of the party, and Mr Baldev Singh Mann, SAD candidate from the seat, at Dirba village, about 25 km from here.

    Independent candidate wants to make youth drug-free

    Mohali, January 20
    Ashwani Kumar, an independent candidate from Kharar, was weighed in ladoos by shop owners in the Sohana market, here today. The 26-year-old candidate is a resident of village Sambhalki and is standing for elections for the first time.

    Singla makes a strong case

    New Delhi, January 20
    The battle for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat is hotting up. With former Lok Sabha MP Jagmeet Singh Brar throwing his hat in the race, his bete noire Punjab Finance Minister Surinder Singla has intensified his campaign for this prestigious seat.

    Deepa’s ultimatum to Cong

    Sangrur, January 20
    An unsuccessful aspirant for the Congress ticket from Sunam, Mr Rajinder Deepa, today announced that he would contest the Assembly elections from the seat as an Independent if the party failed to change the candidate within two days. Mr Aman Arora, younger brother of Mr Deepa's wife, Sonia Deepa Arora, is the party candidate for the seat.

    Samra’s overseas fans here

    Nakodar, January 20
    The NRIs settled in the UK, Canada, the USA and other countries are using the telephone to garner support for Congress candidates here. Some are here campaigning for the candidates.

    POLL BYTES
    ‘Ravana’ meets ‘Rama’ again
    PATHANKOT: Mr Ashok Sharma, sitting Congress MLA from Pathankot, and his arch rival Master Mohan Lal of the Bharatiya Janata Party have always been in opposite roles.

    One more files nomination

    Mohali, January 20
    Ms Ishwar Kaur, a resident of Phase IX here, filed her nomination papers as an independent candidate for the Punjab Assembly elections from the Kharar constituency today. She had earlier contested the municipal elections in July last year but had lost.

    Finally, CM kickstarts campaign
    Harps on development; Sonia, PM to canvass
    Patiala, January 19
    The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, finally kickstarted his campaign today by holding a series of meetings with party workers and others, including members of the district Bar where he sought votes in the name of economic development initiated by the Congress government in the past five years.

    A WORD OF CAUTION: The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, with his wife and MP, Ms Perneet Singh, in Patiala on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

    SAD to ask EC to look into ticket ‘sale’ by Cong
    Chandigarh, January 19
    Shiromani Akali Dal general secretary Sukhbir Singh Badal said here today that charges about the ‘sale’ of Congress tickets under the influence of the land and liquor mafia had vindicated the SAD stance that Chief Minster Capt Amarinder Singh had led the most corrupt government in the history of Independent India.

    22 more file nominations
    Chandigarh, January 18
    As many as 22 candidates today filed their nominations for the coming Punjab Assembly elections. With this, the total number of candidates who have filed their nomination in the first two days has gone up to 28.

    Tom-Tom
    IT success: Big talk, little outcome
    Chandigarh, January 19
    Information Technology (IT) remained Punjab Government’s buzzword in the past five years and is being projected as one of the major achievements of the Capt Amarinder Singh government. But it seems Punjab surpassed neighbouring states in rhetoric alone whereas actual performance as compared to Chandigarh remained low.

    Cong riddled with dissent"I had put up my point of view about all prospective candidates before the high command. Background of all main aspirants, including charges of corruption, if there were any against a particular aspirant, were explained to the top leadership. The final decision to select candidates for all constituencies was taken by the high command.” 

    Cong candidate promises development
    Rajpura, January 19
    Congress candidate from Ghanaur constituency, Mr Jasjit Singh Randhawa, today intensified his election campaign by opening election offices at Bahadurgarh and Shambu.

    POLL BURDEN

    Workers unload publicity material at the Congress Bhavan, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Malkit Singh

    One against the other in Cong
    Mohali, January 19
    Mrs Lakhwinder Kaur Garcha, OSD to the Punjab Chief Minister, today revolted against Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu, president of the Mohali district unit of the Congress, who has been given the party ticket to contest the Punjab Assembly elections from the Kharar constituency.

    Atwal campaigns on foot
    Phillaur, January 19
    Local Congress MLA Gurbinder Singh Atwal visited his constituency on foot after the announcement of his candidature from the constituency. Mr Atwal took blessings from old women of the area, who were waiting for him outside the Sant Sadhu Ram temple.

    BJP names six more
    Chandigarh, January 19
    The Bharatiya Janata Party tonight announced six more candidates for the Assembly elections in the state. With this, the party has announced candidates for 21 seats. Candidates for two other constituencies are still to be named.

    Chhina, Chawla get tickets
    Amritsar, January 19
    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today fielded a Sikh candidate, Mr Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, secretary, governing body of Khalsa College, who had recently joined the party, from the Amritsar West constituency.

    BJSP candidate claims support of Cong, BSP leader
    Mohali, January 19
    Mr Anil Kumar, who is contesting the Punjab Assembly elections as a candidate of the Bhartiya Jan Shakti Party (BJSP), claimed here today that a Congress leader and her supporters had joined his party.

    Two more file papers
    Patiala, January 19
    Two more candidates filed their nominations for the Punjab Assembly elections, here today.

    Terror attack apprehended
    Chandigarh, January 19
    The Special Protection Group (SPG), which has the task of protecting under-threat VIPs, including many senior politicians, today told the Election Commission officers as well as senior Punjab Government officers involved in the process of holding of coming Vidhan Sabha elections that there are too many VIPs who needed SPG cover in Punjab.

    Price rise, jobs main issues
    Chandigarh, January 19
    Spiralling prices of essential commodities, poor education and health services, corruption in government offices, police excesses, unemployment and rural indebtedness are among the issues that the ruling Congress will have to face in the run up to Assembly elections in Punjab.

    Ludhiana: Pending projects weigh on voters’ mind
    Ludhiana, January 19
    It could have been bridges to voters’ hearts in Ludhiana. But, several incomplete flyovers, considered a must for smooth traffic flow in any densely populated city, would weigh on the minds of the voters.

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    Encroachers have a field day
    Fazilka, January 19
    As electioneering gains momentum here, members of the ruling party have devised a novel way to woo the electorate. The local Municipal Council has reportedly allowed around 50 families to encroach upon a piece of prime municipal land, allegedly at the behest of the ruling party.

    Encroachments coming up on Senia Road in Fazilka. The land is governed by the Municipal Council.

    Ticket in kitty, they now flock to astrologers
    Chandigarh, January 19
    How can elections in India ever take off without the intervention of omnipresent soothsayers who claim to know it all? Punjab is no different. Despite their names having been cleared by the party high command, many candidates at the hustings for the 117 Assembly segments are doing the rounds of astrologers, vastu shastra experts, babas and oracles before launching their election campaign.

     

    A big Cong hand for four Big Bs
    Chandigarh, January 18
    In Congress, it is all within the families of top few leaders. The two lists released by the party since yesterday are full of brothers, sisters, spouses and sons of the Bhattals, Bajwas, Beants and the Brars.

    Jittery Cong men to meet at palace
    Efforts to blunt Kohli edge
    Patiala, January 18
    The local Congress leadership seems to be suffering from election eve blues. Having found itself in a jittery position following the early campaign launched by the SAD candidate, Mr Surjit Singh Kohli, the Congress, under instructions of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and the Patiala Member of Parliament, Mrs Preneet Kaur, has called a meeting of its cadres at the New Moti Bagh palace residence of the Chief Minister here on January 21.

    Ballot misuse: EC satisfied with govt reply
    New Delhi, January 18
    The Election Commission has expressed its satisfaction with the explanation by the officials concerned of the Punjab Government regarding a complaint apprehending the “misuse/manipulation” of postal ballots meant for the Punjab Police.

    Virk issue: EC not satisfied with reply
    Chandigarh, January 18
    The Election Commission is not happy with the “sketchy report” sent by the Punjab Government regarding Director-General of Police, Punjab, S.S. Virk and his family getting concessions for setting up a convention centre near Chandigarh.

    Women MLAs: Best figure very slim 9
    Chandigarh, January 18
    Talk of 33 per cent reservation for women in the legislature notwithstanding, the number of woman MLAs in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha since 1960 has never entered the double figure.

    DISTRICT REPORT
    Sultanpur, Bholath SAD citadels
    Kapurthala, January 18
    The Bholath and Sultanpur Lodhi constituencies of Kapurthala district are considered citadels of the SAD as it has won five of the last six Assembly elections since 1977 on both seats. The Congress could win on these seats only in 1992 when the SAD had boycotted the elections.

    Angry ones
    Cong faces rebel fury

    Rebels rally behind Pinki
    Ferozepore, January 18
    Voices of dissent have started emanating in this border district after denial of ticket to Mr Parminder Singh “Pinky”, general secretary of the PPCC. He was an aspirant for Congress ticket from the Ferozepore City Assembly constituency.
    Arvind Khanna men sulking
    Sangrur, January 18
    Cracks in the Congress came to the fore here today as almost all loyalists of Mr Arvind Khanna, MLA from Sangrur, who has been denied the party ticket from Sangrur this time, kept themselves away from the venue where the Congress candidate from Sangrur, Mr Surinder Pal Singh Sibia, alias Pammi Sibia, was received on his return from Delhi.
    Slogans raised against Dullo
    Abohar, January 18
    Hundreds of Congress workers, including sarpanches and members of gram panchayats, today gave an ultimatum to the party high command to change the candidate from the Balluana (reserved) constituency by January 22 failing which they would field an Independent.

    Don’t like them? Simply reject
    Ludhiana January 18
    For the first time in the electoral history of India, voters in Punjab will have the option to reject candidates if they so desire. According to election officials, the Election Commission of India has introduced a provision wherein the voters can reject all candidates. This will help gauge the mood of the voter. — Alok Kumar, scholar It will be of no help.  — Mahesh Inder Singh

    Rumblings in Majha too
    Amritsar, January 18
    The Chairman of the Improvement Trust, Tarn Taran, Prof Gurvinder Singh Mammanke, has raised a banner of revolt against the official nominee , Mr Manjit Singh Ghasitpura.

    Patch-up Badal talks panel again
    Hoshiarpur, January 18
    Mr Parkash Singh Badal, SAD chief, today said that if voted to power, his government would constitute a separate commission on unemployment.

    ME AND MYSELF
    Ex-serviceman fired up
    Chandigarh, January 18
    Mr Tirlochan Singh Mann, a 55-year-old resident of Balongi village, is standing as an Independent from the Kharar constituency. An ex-serviceman, Mr Mann joined the Punjab Police later and retired as Assistant Sub-Inspector.




    Mr Tirlochan Singh (garlanded) and his supporters in Kharar on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

    For rural women, the husband decides
    Chamkaur Sahib, January 18
    Women in many villages of this reserved constituency have to cast vote in favour of a particular candidate chosen by their husbands in consultation with Panchayat. There are 56,069 women voters in this constituency out of a total of 1.18 lakh voters.

    Bhinder faces protege
    Gurdaspur, January 18
    The Gurdaspur Assembly constituency has a new Congress candidate. Mr P.S. Bhinder, a former DGP and husband of the late Sukhbans Kaur Bhinder, a former Member of Parliament, has been nominated as the Congress candidate from the seat.

    Hangers-on back home to celebrate
    Gurdaspur January 18
    It was celebration time for those who have got the party ticket. Most Congress nominees who had been camping in Delhi for the past two weeks to ensure nominations today returned to their constituencies.

    Parminder files papers from Kharar
    Mohali, January 18
    As the work of issuing notification commenced, only one candidate from Kharar constituency filed his nomination papers for the Punjab Assembly elections at the Municipal Bhawan, here today.

    POLL BYTES
    Day 1: Six file nomination papers
    Chandigarh: The process of filing of nominations started in Punjab today with six candidates submitting their papers. Two nominations were filed from the Patiala constituency and one each from Assembly segments in Nawashahr, SAS Nagar, Ferozepore and Muktsar districts. No prominent candidate submitted papers.


    Holy Campaign

    2 file papers
    Patiala, January 18
    The BSP nominee for the Patiala Assembly segment, Mr Paramjit Singh, today filed his nomination papers along with an Independent candidate, Mr Vijay Kumar.

    Man booked under NDPS Act launches party
    Amritsar, January 18



    Winner and Runnerup Candidate in Kharar assembly constituency


    The table below shows the Winner and Runnerup candidate form the Kharar Assembly Constituency. The party symbol is also shown along.

    Winner Candidate -

    Kanwar Sandhu (won by: 2012)

    Kharar Election Results 2017

    Table showing the winning and the runner-up Candidate of the 2017 Vidhan Sabha Election in Kharar Assembly

    YearPartySymbolstatusCandidate Namevotes
    2017AAP WinnerKanwar Sandhu 54171
    2017INC RunnerUpJagmohan Singh Kang 52159

    List of candidates for Kharar Constituency 2017

    The table below shows who are the contesting BJP, AAP, Congress, Shiv Sena, APP, SAD etc. from the Kharar Assembly Constituency in the Punjab Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2017.


    About Kharar Assembly Constituency

    Kharar is constituency No. 52 of Punjab legislative assembly. It is situated in Rupnagar district and comes under Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha constituency. It is an open constituency.

    According to data with the Election Commission of India, Kharar has 1,73,915 registered voters. It comprises 93,666 male and 80,249 female registered voters.

    In the 2012 assembly elections, the Congress defeated the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) by 6,779 votes to win this constituency. Jagmohan Singh, the winning candidate from Congress, got 49,451 votes. The runner-up was Ujjagar Singh from Shiromani Akali Dal who got 42,672 votes. The voter turnout was 76.83 %.

    Sitting and previous MLAs from Kharar Assembly Constituency

    Below is the list of winners and runners-up in the Kharar assembly elections conducted so far.

    YearA C No.Constituency NameCategoryWinnerGenderPartyVotesRunner UpGenderPartyVotes
    201252KhararGENJagmohan SinghMINC49451Ujjagar SinghMSAD42672
    200768KhararGENBalbir SinghMINC85092Jasjit SinghMSAD71477
    200269KhararGENBir Devinder SinghMINC24846Balbir SinghMIND23326
    199769KhararGENDaljeet KaurFSAD56399Mann SinghMBSP21643
    199269KhararGENHarnek SinghMINC4551Man SinghMBSP3043
    198569KhararGENBachittar SinghMSAD34626Raghbir SinghMINC25642
    198069KhararGENJagat SinghMINC(I)20666Bachittar SinghMSAD15404
    197769KhararGENBachittar SinghMSAD26523Shansher Singh JoshMCPI17595
    197276KhararGENShamsher Singh JoshMCPI17213Sarjeet SinghMSAD13599
    196976KhararGENSarjit SinghMSAD23391Naranjan SinghMINC15812
    196776KhararGENB. SinghMADS15429N. S. TalibMINC14830


    Last Updated on March 11, 2017



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