CBI has told a court that it can further investigate the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which it had given a clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler.
Alarm bells have started ringing for the SAD-BJP ruling alliance ahead of the 2017 assembly election in Punjab. Anti-incumbency mood is already in the air and trouble for the allies, particularly for the dominant partner Akali Dal, does not just seem to be ending.
The fringe group apologists in the intellectual circles confound one with their amazing ability to obfuscate matters and evade taking a stand.
The ordinance also made significant changes in the Land Acquisition Act including removal of consent clause for acquiring land for five areas.
The government sources have tried to play the good-old 'Modi the catalyst for reforms and development' card, that BJP used in 2014 polls in full steam and sought cooperation from regional parties.
There are some who have raised questions on the kind of politics played by the BJP and its allies in Punjab (Akali Dal) and PDP (Jammu and Kashmir) over terrorism.
Despite differences among leaders at the state-level, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and BJP alliance will continue.
AAP MLA from Rajouri Garden Jarnail Singh said a resolution will be introduced in Delhi Assembly, condemning the riots, to pay homage to the victims and to work to "ensure" justice to those affected.
Amarinder asked, why only Akalis were "invited", what about those Sikhs who have made their mark in the world and done the community proud.
In just five years, the extended family of Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal has grown its wealth enormously. Did the family use its poiltical clout to further its business prospects?
The Congress will continue its tirade against the land Bill as it is "anti-farmer and dilutes the pro-farmer provisions of Land Acquisition Act-2013" which was passed with the consent of all parties, former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Monday.
The Moga incident in Punjab, in which a teenaged girl was molested and thrown off a moving bus, has provided the opposition political parties the perfect ammunition they needed to take on the ruling Akali Dal-BJP combine in the build-up to the assembly election in 2017.
It was an image makeover exercise alright. And for a change neither the Congress nor Rahul Gandhi made a mess of it.
The party had raised great expectations after it stupendous victory in Delhi, but things look different on the ground now.
The partners in the ruling NDA combine are all on board on the land acquisition Bill and will vote in its favour in Lok Sabha, government sources said.
Even as allies like the Shiv Sena and the Akali Dal have opposed the legislation, the BJP has said that it will take the 'meaningful suggestions' of the Opposition and incorporate it in the bill.
In an apparent dig at AAP over its poll pledge to reduce power bills, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wondered how such promises could be made by political parties in states which are dependent on electricity supply from outside.
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Thursday said the sect would extend support to BJP in the Delhi Assembly elections.
Ram Singh, chairman of the sect's political affairs wing, told PTI that the Dera has decided to support BJP candidates in Delhi elections.
: Even before it has been held, BJP president Amit Shah's rally in Amritsar to launch a campaign against drugs in Punjab has created a virtual storm. It has not only brought out fissures within the Akali Dal-BJP alliance but led to infighting in the Congress too.