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Sukhbir Singh Badal

Replace ‘Crocodile Tears’ By ‘Kejriwal Tears': SAD On Farm Laws Enforcement In Delhi

Dec 03, 2020 PTI

'This is not just political dishonesty in the extreme but also an inhuman betrayal of the simple-hearted and trusting farmers,' said Badal in a statement

Rail Blockade: Left With 2 Days' Coal, Punjab Stares At Severe Power Outages

Oct 10, 2020 PTI

Farmers under the banner of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee have been squatting on the rail tracks in Amritsar and Ferozepur since September 24.

SAD Organises Three Kisan Marches Against Farm Laws

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday took out three separate farmer marches from the three religious Takhts in Punjab to Chandigarh. The marches are being led by SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Prem Singh Chandumajra and Daljit Singh Cheema.

Akalis Snapping Ties Unfortunate', 'Hasty Decision': Punjab BJP leaders

Sep 27, 2020 PTI

Reacting to the SAD's decision of breaking ties, BJP's senior leader Manoranjan Kalia said it was unfortunate that they broke a long association. 'We are ready. We will fight (polls) and we are definitely going to form the government,' he added.

SAD Demands Punjab To Be Declared As ‘Principal Market Yard’

The Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal urged Captain Amarinder Singh to immediately take steps to ensure Punjab be exempted from the recently passed farm legislations.

20 September, 2020

SAD Chief Sukhbir Badal Urges President Not To Sign Farm Bills


'Please stand by the farmers, 'kisan mazdoors', 'arhtiyas', mandi labour and Dalits. Don't let the 'annadata' (farmers) starve or sleep on the roads,' said Sukhbir Singh Badal while requesting the President not to sign the Bills

20 September, 2020

Rajnath Singh Assures Farmers About MSP, Condemns Opposition's Misconduct


'I want to assure farmers that minimum support price and APMC will continue; these will never be removed at any cost' : Rajnath Singh. He also condemned opposition's behaviour as 'shameful' and unprecedented in Parliament's history.

29 January, 2020

'Miscommunication Sorted': Akali Dal To Support BJP In Delhi Elections


The alliance of BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal is the oldest and strongest. I thank Akali Dal for supporting BJP in the Delhi elections.

26 December, 2019

Citizenship Act Has Done Some Collateral Damage: SAD Leader Naresh Gujral

Preetha Nair

'India is a secular country and we don’t want minorities to feel they have been left out,' says SAD leader, Naresh Gujral.

18 June, 2019

Slip Of Tongue By BJP MP Sunny Deol While Taking Oath As Lok Sabha Member

Outlook Web Bureau

There was a slip of tongue by the BJP MP from Gurdaspur when he said 'withhold the sovereignty and integrity of the country' instead of 'uphold the sovereignty and integrity of the country', but he quickly rectified it.

20 May, 2019

Akali Dal Chief Sukhbir's Daughter, First Time Voter, Gets Notice For Wearing Party Badge

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The show-cause notice was issued for wearing Akali Dal badge when she came to a polling booth for casting her vote in Muktsar, under Bathinda parliamentary constituency.

16 May, 2019

We Politicians Are Not Enemies, Politics Should Not Become ‘India Vs Pakistan’ Situation: Sukhbir Badal


Shiromani Akali Dal president, Sukhbir Badal expressed his concerns on personal attacks against leaders, and the quality of leaders in the ongoing Lok Sabha election, now in its last lap.

27 December, 2018

1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: Two Akali Dal Activists Arrested For Vandalising Rajiv Gandhi Statute

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Those arrested are Youth Akali Dal activists Meetpal Dugri and Gurdeep Singh Gosha. The SAD on Wednesday strongly opposed their arrest.

29 January, 2018

Sukhbir Badal Accuses Rajiv Gandhi Of Supervising 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

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In an interview given to a news channel recently, Tytler had claimed that Gandhi took stock of the situation and asked him to contain the riots.

30 September, 2017

Former Akali Dal Minister Booked On Rape Charge, Resigns From All Party Posts

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Langha was booked last night after the 35-year-old complainant alleged that the Akali leader had raped her repeatedly since 2009.

16 January, 2017

'He Keeps On Changing His Mother Every Second Day,' Sukhbir Badal On Sidhu

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A sharply critical Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Sidhu "ditched" the very party which gave him respect.

15 September, 2015

Chandigarh Diary

Chander Suta Dogra

The curious battle over naming Chandigarh International Airport

07 March, 2012

Making History

Chander Suta Dogra

Congress pays for underestimating Manpreet Badal’s People’s Party of Punjab, which got 5.17 % of the vote, while Akalis, despite losing vote-share, made it the first time Punjab re-elected an incumbent government

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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