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PM Security Lapse: Amarinder Singh Calls Punjab CM, Sidhu, A 'Confused Lot'

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Instead of owning up the responsibility, they all are running away from it and passing it on to their juniors, which is cowardice and not true leadership, the former Punjab CM said.

Opposition Parties Slam Sidhu Over Poll Promises

Jan 04, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Sharma also reminded the PCC president that about a month and half ago he had not only opposed Kejriwal but even taunted his own Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi over freebies, claiming Punjab needed a new model.

Navjot Sidhu promises Rs 2,000 for women homemakers, 8 LPG cylinders

The state Congress chief also promised two-wheelers to girls taking admission in colleges for further studies, Rs 20,000 to those passing class 12, Rs 15,000 to the ones passing class 10 and Rs 5,000 to those passing class 5.

Sidhu attacks Parkash Badal, Amarinder Singh for 'looting' Punjab

Dec 31, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Congress leader said Punjab is carrying a heavy debt burden. The state does not generate enough revenue to be able to meet its total expenditure of Rs 1.40 lakh crore. It pays Rs 30,000 crore as interest on debt, he claimed.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Faces Defamation After 'Wet Pants' Remark On Police

The controversy erupted after Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, pointing towards MLA Navtej Singh Cheema, said that he can ''make a 'thanedar' (policeman) wet his pants". A Chandigarh police officer filed a defamation notice against Sidhu.

27 December, 2021

Two Policemen Condemn Sidhu's 'Make A cop Wet His Pants' Remark

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He said this remark was not against any 'thanedar' but against the whole police force. "I want to say to Sidhu Sahib that we are not cowards.

25 December, 2021

'Sacrilege' Bids, Bomb Blast Aimed At Disturbing Punjab's Peace: Kejriwal

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A bomb had exploded in the Ludhiana district courts complex on Thursday, killing one and injuring six, prompting the Punjab government to declare a high alert in the state.

19 December, 2021

Navjot Sidhu Calls Kejriwal 'Political Tourist', Dares Him For Debate On Employment

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He also targeted Kejriwal for his promise of providing Rs 1,000 per month to women, asking him whether he was giving this amount to women in the national capital where he heads the AAP government.

18 December, 2021

Captain Amarinder Singh Slams CM Channi After Pakistani Drone Spotted Near Border


Mocking CM Charanjit Singh Channi for doing Bhangra at an event earlier this week, Captain Amarinder Singh asked him to advice his Home Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa to 'get active'.

15 December, 2021

Navjot Singh Sidhu's Picture With Harbhajan Singh On Twitter Triggers Speculation


Netizens are speculating about the veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh joining Congress ahead of the 2022 Punjab Assembly Election as Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu posted a picture with him.

13 December, 2021

Will Never Be Showpiece To Win Elections, Never Lie To People For Coming To Power: Sidhu

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Sidhu said while responding to a question from whom on whether he would be named as the chief minister by the Congress if it wins the 2022 Punjab Assembly polls.


26 November, 2021

Sidhu Questions State Government As To Why A Plea Against Blanket Bail To Ex-DGP Saini Has Not Been Filed

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Speaking to reporters in Amritsar, Sidhu questioned the government over the steps taken for justice in desecration cases and making the STF report on drug issue public.

06 November, 2021

Sidhu Vs Channi: Would've Solved Punjab's Problems In 15 Days If I Was CM, Says Navjot Singh Sidhu

Harish Manav

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu said the party high command wanted him to be the CM but leaders in the state were opposed to it.

30 September, 2021

Punjab Political Turmoil: Sidhu To Meet Punjab CM On Thursday

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Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab Congress Chief who had recently resigned after CM Capt. Amarinder Singh stepped down tweeted and informed about his upcoming meeting with new CM Charanjit Singh Channi.

20 September, 2021

Charanjit Singh Channi: Councillor to Punjab's First Dalit CM, A Journey Of Three Decades

Harish Manav

Three-time MLA from Chamkaur Sahib Channi has become the first Dalit face to get the top position in the state government. In 2018, Channi was accused in a #MeToo case which resurfaced recently with the women’s panel seeking the state's clarification on the matter.

27 August, 2021

'Allow Me The Freedom To Take Decisions, Else...': Sidhu Tells Congress Leadership

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Sidhu had said earlier that the party high command should give him the freedom to take decisions and he will ensure that the Congress remains in power in Punjab for the next 20 years.

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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