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Akali Dal announces reforms: One family, one ticket; only two terms in row for president
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Akali Dal announces reforms: One family, one ticket; only two terms in row for president

Sukhbir Badal has been the president of the 100-year-old party since 2008. Earlier, the post has also been held by his father and former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal

Vice-Presidential polls: Akali Dal supports NDA nominee Jagdeep Dhankhar
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Vice-Presidential polls: Akali Dal supports NDA nominee Jagdeep Dhankhar

Akali Dal had been an old ally of the BJP before it pulled out of NDA due to the anti farm laws agitation in 2020, but recently in June the party had supported the NDA's presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu as well

Presidential poll: BJP's former ally Akali Dal to back NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu
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Presidential poll: BJP's former ally Akali Dal to back NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said the party can never support a candidate backed by Congress as he accused the party of committing atrocities against the Sikh community

BJP chief JP Nadda reaches out to Akali Dal's Sukhbir Badal, seeks support for Droupadi Murmu's presidential bid
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BJP chief JP Nadda reaches out to Akali Dal's Sukhbir Badal, seeks support for Droupadi Murmu's presidential bid

The decades-old alliance between the BJP and Akali Dal broke down on the issue of the three farm laws which the Modi government later annulled

BJP’S move in Chandigarh sets the cat among the Opposition pigeons
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BJP’S move in Chandigarh sets the cat among the Opposition pigeons

Keep in mind, the demand to implement Central service rules for Chandigarh employees had been pending for nearly 25 years. But it took a master strategist like Amit Shah to turn a demand into an opportunity

Assembly election results 2022: Time for new politics, not just new leaders
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Assembly election results 2022: Time for new politics, not just new leaders

Narendra Modi has changed the paradigm of Indian politics and initiated a new politics based on economic well-being and last-mile targeted delivery that has dismantled old politics of feudalism, favouritism, casteism and rhetorics

2022 Assembly poll results: AAP wins Punjab, test of ‘Delhi Model’ comes now
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2022 Assembly poll results: AAP wins Punjab, test of ‘Delhi Model’ comes now

Arvind Kejriwal was smart enough to focus purely on poll strategy. So, the ‘Delhi Model’ came into play with an emphasis on education, health and power. This is what the youth in Punjab wanted to hear

Assembly Elections 2022: All 117 seats in Punjab, 59 in Uttar Pradesh to go to polls tomorrow
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Assembly Elections 2022: All 117 seats in Punjab, 59 in Uttar Pradesh to go to polls tomorrow

Polling in Punjab will be held from 8 am to 6 pm. In Uttar Pradesh, the polling will take place between 7 am and 6 pm, according to the election authorities. The counting will take place on 10 March

Punjab polls: How Charanjit Singh Channi’s parochialism is in line with Rahul Gandhi’s ‘union of state’ vision
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Punjab polls: How Charanjit Singh Channi’s parochialism is in line with Rahul Gandhi’s ‘union of state’ vision

The latest hijab agitation, which the Congress backs along with some Islamic organisations, is yet another example of this strategy

Punjab Assembly polls: Congress faces twin challenge from SAD, AAP in Dalit-dominated Doaba region
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Punjab Assembly polls: Congress faces twin challenge from SAD, AAP in Dalit-dominated Doaba region

The BJP, which traditionally enjoys support in a few urban pockets, and the SAD are making all-out efforts to reap dividends in the fertile Doaba region in the 20 February polls

Punjab polls: Akali Dal only Punjab-based party, AAP and Cong remote-controlled by Delhi, says Sukhbir Badal
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Punjab polls: Akali Dal only Punjab-based party, AAP and Cong remote-controlled by Delhi, says Sukhbir Badal

Talking to PTI, the Akali Dal chief also said that the BSP is a much better ally than the BJP and ruled out the possibility of coming together with the saffron party again

Punjab Assembly elections: Calls for change in Malwa give AAP a fighting chance
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Punjab Assembly elections: Calls for change in Malwa give AAP a fighting chance

While people have one complaint or the other with the Congress and the Akali Dal, there is no major grouse with the Arvind Kejriwal-led party

Punjab Assembly Elections: People will vote for me, I am the change, says confident Charanjit Singh Channi
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Punjab Assembly Elections: People will vote for me, I am the change, says confident Charanjit Singh Channi

The Congress chief ministerial candidate exuded confidence that they are winning and said there was no question of taking help of AAP or anyone else as there will be no hung assembly

Former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal to undergo health check-up at PGI Chandigarh, condition critical
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Former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal to undergo health check-up at PGI Chandigarh, condition critical

The 94-year-old Akali Dal patriarch recently recover from COVID-19. On 31 January, Badal filed his nomination for the Punjab polls from the Lambi seat

On Cong CM face: It does not make any difference, the Congress is gone, nobody wants them, says Sukhbir Singh Badal
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On Cong CM face: It does not make any difference, the Congress is gone, nobody wants them, says Sukhbir Singh Badal

The arrest of Channi’s nephew Bhupendra Singh Honey in an illegal sand mining case comes two days before the Congress is to announce its chief ministerial face for the elections.

Punjab elections: Congress's Navjot Sidhu files nomination from Amritsar East
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Punjab elections: Congress's Navjot Sidhu files nomination from Amritsar East

Punjab will go to assembly polls on 20 February and the counting of votes will take place on 10 March

How Arvind Kejriwal has best chance to emerge on national scene and challenge BJP
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How Arvind Kejriwal has best chance to emerge on national scene and challenge BJP

With his politics that is decidedly leftist and populist, even if Arvind Kejriwal cannot break into leading the Opposition in 2024, he could be very well positioned by 2029

Ex-cricketer Dinesh Mongia, Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal leaders join BJP
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Ex-cricketer Dinesh Mongia, Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal leaders join BJP

Congress MLA Fateh Bajwa from Qadian and Balwinder Singh Laddi from Shri Hargobindpur Sahib joined the BJP in presence of Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Narendra Modi showed good intent with farm law repeal, now he should showcase strong, decisive leadership
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Narendra Modi showed good intent with farm law repeal, now he should showcase strong, decisive leadership

In a post-truth, Orwellian world where China is seen as a democracy and India an authoritarian state, and where ‘progressive doublethink’ is a way of life, a strong, decisive government is the need of the hour in India

Punjab and Bengal Assemblies passing a resolution against BSF jurisdiction is petty politicisation of national security
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Punjab and Bengal Assemblies passing a resolution against BSF jurisdiction is petty politicisation of national security

No state government can override a Central legislation passed by Parliament; there are enough remedies already available in case any state feels there is any irregularity in the Central Act