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Punjab Assembly Elections 2012

A Brief Talk with Senior Journalist Jaspal Singh Sidhu on Elections Scenario in Punjab

Chandigarh: Sikh Siyasat's Editor Parmjeet Singh talked to senior journalist Jaspal Singh Sidhu (UNI, Retd.) about elections scenario in Punjab. S. Jaspal Singh Sidhu, who had been in field in Malwa region of Punjab to observe the scenario there shared his views about trends and undercurrents of Punjab elections 2017.

Media War against Sikhs – Indian media’s falsehood exposed once again

Amritsar, Punjab (January 30, 2012): Indian media was reporting since last two months that Pro-Khalistan Sikh leaders, allegedly hiding somewhere in Pakistan, were planning to trigger blasts to halt election process in Punjab.

Punjab Polls: Money, Intoxicants moved freely on final night; Low turnover in Majha – Malwa recorded comparatively high turnover

As per information made available by Election commission (Punjab), at the end of polling at 17:00 hrs Malerkotla and Fridkot constituency recorded maximum poll turnover of 77% where Fatehgarh Churian recorded lowest turnover of 21%.

Drugs, liquor and money flowing freely in Punjab Polls

"Out of that, nearly Rs 30 crore has been seized from Punjab only. But it's not just cash, which is the king during elections. In the state with the maximum number of crorepati candidates in the fray, everything is flowing freely, from liquor to drugs to money".

Punjab Polls 2012: 1880 to contest for 117 assembly seats

Chandigarh, Punjab (January 12, 2012): As per media reports 1,880 candidates have filed their nominations for the 117 seats of the Punjab assembly elections. The polling will be held for all 117 seats on 30th of this month and the counting of votes will take place March 4.

Youth should take keen interest in politics, if they want to cleanse the corrupt system

Hoshiarpur, Punjab (January 01, 2011): Dal Khalsa leader Kanwar Pal Singh speaking at third annual session of ‘Sikh Youth of Punjab’ (SYP) stressed that democratic struggles are part of political discourse and the youth should ensure participation in political activities.

Panch Pardhani not to contest Punjab assembly elections 2012

Chandigarh (January 01, 2012): As per a news article published in Amritsar Times, a weekly newspaper, Akali Dal Panch Pardhani led by Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu shall not contest upcoming Punjab assembly elections.

Ticket to Izhar Alam’s wife Begum Farzana is equally disturbing as former will contest by proxy

Amritsar, Punjab (December 29, 2011): Describing the move of the SAD (Badal) to allot ticket to the wife of former DGP as equally disturbing, the ...

Advocate HS Phoolka and others to check use of drugs in Punjab polls

Ludhiana, Punjab (December 29, 2011): Apprehending the distribution of intoxicants (drugs and liquor) by the contesting candidates or their supporters among the people during the ...

Punjab Assembly Polls on 30 January; Results on 4 March; Code of conduct imposed

Chandigarh, Punjab (December 23, 2011): Punjab had a bitter experience of manipulation of elections process during SGPC elections held on September 18, 2011. Thousands of legally ineligible persons voted during SGPC elections, and complaints to the relevant Election Commission and even Home Ministry of India was never entertained.

Akali jathedars’ to get marginalized as top cops and babus trying to transgress their political space

Hoshiarpur, Punjab (December 15, 2011): Taking exception over the retired bigwigs of Punjab police jumping into the political fray, the Dal Khalsa has warned Akali jathedars’ to be prepared to get marginalized in the party, their elders had nurtured with hardships as a scores of retired top babus and cops have lined up to seek assembly tickets for them.

Punjab Assembly Election 2012: Mann Dal to contest all seats

Fatehgarh Sahib (December 14, 2011) The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) led by S. Simranjeet Singh Mann, has declared that it would contest all 117 seats in the upcoming Punjab assembly elections.