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SAD demands judicial inquiry into attack on AAP mla

Chandigarh, June 21 – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today condemned the attack on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Amarjit Singh Sandoa when he visited a village in Nurpur Bedi area, but demanded a judicial inquiry to understand the reason for the attack as videographic evidence from the site revealed that the attackers were AAP supporters who were protesting against forced extortions from the AAP legislator.

In a statement here, former minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said any incident of violence against an elected representative was condemnable, but there should be a judicial inquiry into the incident as there was a visible protest from those indulging in sand mining that the mla was continuously extorting money from them. “These persons have openly accused the mla of asking for Rs five to Rs ten lakh off and on while attacking him and thrashing his security personnel. These allegations are very serious in nature and should be verified immediately”, he added.

Speaking about the entire incident, the SAD leader said photographic evidence had also emerged that the person who led the attack, was an AAP supporter and close former erstwhile friend of the AAP mla. Dr Cheema said this person, who had been identified as Ajwinder Singh, had earlier garlanded Sandoa with garland of currency notes during the 2017 assembly election campaign and also supported his candidature. “Ajwinder and his supporters are also heard saying they can’t give any more money to the AAP mla. Ajwinder has also issued a press note after the incident stating that he was an AAP volunteer and that Sandoa had been extorting money from him”.

Stating that only an independent inquiry could lay bare the truth behind the case, he said it needed to be ascertained why a person, who had got overwhelming support from the people of the same village only one year back, was being thrashed in this manner. “Prim facia it appears that Sandoa has been extorting money from the sand mining mafia. But he should be given a chance to come clean and present his side of the case before the inquiry panel. Then only the people will come to know the truth behind the incident”, he added.

Election Petition against Ranjit Singh Brahmpura MP dismissed.

Chandigarh, May 18, 2018. Justice Raj Mohan Singh of the Punjab & Haryana High Court has dismissed the Election Petition filed by Sh. Harminder Singh challenging the election of Sh. Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, MP to Lok Sabha from Khadoor Sahib Parliamentary Constituency held in April-May 2014. Sh. Brahmpura was elected as a candidate of the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance.

              The election of Sh. Ranjit Singh Brahmpura was challenged by Sh. Harminder Singh, an elector in the constituency through Sh. S.S. Swaich, Advocate on the ground that he had appealed to the voters in the name of religion and that he had used the sikh religious symbols as well as National Flag during the election.

              Sh. Brahmpura, through his lawyers Satya Pal Jain, Senior Advocate and Dheeraj Jain, had denied the allegations saying that he neither used any sikh religious symbol or National Flag for the purpose of elections. He had denied all the allegations in the Election Petition.

          The issues were framed and the petition was listed for further consideration on May 16, 2018. However, inspite of number of calls, nobody appeared for the petitioner in the Court. Therefore, the Hon’ble Judge dismissed the Election Petition.

संघ सिख धर्म व मर्यादाओं का सम्मान करने वाला संगठन : बृजभूषण सिंह बेदी

जालंधर, 18 मई 2018 : भारत भारती प्रकाशन की पुस्तकों में सिख गुरुओं व इतिहास संबंधी पैदा किए जा रहे विवाद को आधारहीन दुष्प्रचार बताते हुए राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ ने बयान जारी कर पूरी स्थिति से अवगत करवाया है। संघ ने मीडिया व राजनेताओं के एक वर्ग से आग्रह किया है कि वह संवेदनशील मुद्दों पर गैर-जिम्मेवाराना टिप्पणी करने से बचें। 
संघ के पंजाब प्रांत संघचालक स. बृजभूषण सिंह बेदी ने कहा है कि आरएसएस सिख धर्म, मर्यादाओं व इतिहास का सम्मान करने वाला संगठन है।
 
प्रेस को जारी विज्ञप्ति में स. बेदी ने कहा कि पुस्तक में दशम पिता श्री गुरु गोबिंद सिंह जी को लेकर स्वामी विवेकानंद जी द्वारा व्यक्त जिन विचारों पर विवाद पैदा करने की कोशिश हो रही है वे स्वामी जी द्वारा लाहौर में दिए गए भाषण के अंश हैं। स्वामी विवेकानंद जी जब लाहौर आए तो उन्होंने युवाओं को देश की स्वतंत्रता व सामाजिक एकता के लिए संगठित होने की अपील करते हुए श्री गुरु गोबिंद सिंह जी को अपना आदर्श बनाने को कहा था। 
 
सारे विश्व में हाल ही में स्वामी विवेकानंद जी का 150 वां जयंती वर्ष समारोह मनाया गया है और गुरु गोबिंद सिंह जी के संदर्भ में स्वामी जी के यह विचार पूरी दुनिया के साहित्य में प्रकाशित हुए हैं। स्वामी विवेकानंद जी वह महापुरुष हैं जिन्होंने भारतीय दर्शन व विचारों की पूरी दुनिया में पुन:स्थापना की और उनके द्वारा अमेरिका में दिए गए एतिहासिक भाषण की पूरी दुनिया में जयंती मनाई जाती है।
 
भारत भारती प्रकाशन के बारे स. बृभूषण सिंह बेदी ने कहा कि पिछले चालीस सालों से भारत का सबसे बड़ा प्रकाशन समूह है और यह समय-समय पर देश के हर महापुरुष की जीवनियां प्रकाशित करता है ताकि समाज को अपने महापुरुषों के प्रेरक जीवन व उनके सद्कर्मों की जानकारी मिल सके। 
 
यह स्थापित सत्य है कि हर प्रकाशन में संशोधन या विचारों की भिन्नता की गुंजाइश रहती है। अगर किसी को उनकी पुस्तकों पर आपत्ति है तो वह प्रकाशक से संपर्क कर अपनी आपत्ति दर्ज करवा सकता है। 
 
एक वायरल वीडियो पर स. बेदी ने कहा कि इससे आरएसएस का कोई संबंध नहीं है फिर भी उसे संघ के साथ जोडऩा एक बड़ी साजिश का हिस्सा है। संघ सरकार से मांग करता है कि वह इस वीडियो की जांच करवा कर दोषी को उपयुक्त सजा दे।
 
श्री बेदी ने कहा है कि मुट्ठी भर लोगों की एक लॉबी है जो समय-समय पर आरएसएस व सिख समाज के बीच टकराव की स्थिति पैदा करने का प्रयास करती रही है। पंजाब के धार्मिक व राजनीतिक नेताओं व मीडिया को इस लॉबी से खुद को बचाना होगा और समाज को सचेत रहना होगा। 
 
उन्होंने कहा कि संघ एक देशव्यापी व जिम्मेवार संगठन है। इसके करोड़ों स्वयंसेवक विगत 93 सालों से देश के सामाजिक कार्यों में लगे हैं। संघ सिख धर्म, मर्यादाओं व इतिहास का पूर्ण तौर पर सम्मान करता है और सामाजिक एकता का पक्षधर है।
 

‘NANAK NAAM CHARDIKALA, TERE BHANE SARBAT DA BHALA’ TO BE THEME OF MEGA CELEBRATIONS

Chandigarh, May 18:  As part of its plan to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of the first Sikh Guru, the Punjab Government has decided to rename as `Guru Nanak Marg’ the road/roads linking various places across the state, which had been blessed with the visits of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

The government has also decided to take up these places for special development, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced on Friday, while chairing a meeting of the Executive Committee constituted to finalise the modalities for the celebrations to be held on a global scale.

The Chief Minister also constituted a high-level committee to coordinate with various organisations to build public support for the mega celebration, which will be centred around the theme of ‘NANAK NAAM CHARDIKALA, TERE BHANE SARBAT DA BHALA’ – the essence of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji’s ideology of all pervasive love, harmony, peace, compassion and amity.

The committee has been tasked with collaborating with eminent experts and historians, as well as representatives of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) and Sant Samaj. The committee comprises Cultural Affairs & Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, Cooperation Minister & MLA from Dera Baba Nanak Sukhjinder Singh Randhaw and MLA from Sultanpur Lodhi Navtej Singh Cheema

The Chief Minister said he would soon write to his counterparts in other states, urging them to undertake special development of infrastructure in places visited by Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji. He said he would also urge the chief ministers of these states to make suitable arrangements to facilitate devotees visiting their respective states, or those desirous of visiting Punjab from their states during the commemorative celebrations.

Captain Amarinder said he would also exhort the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, to take up the issue of sprucing up of religious shrines, associated with Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, with appropriate authorities in various countries visited by the first Sikh Guru.

Prominent amongst others who attended the meeting were Health Minister Brahm Mohindra, Rural Development & Panchayats Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, School Education Minister OP Soni, Jails & Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Higher Education Minister Razia Sultana, Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, PWD & IT Minister Vijay Inder Singla, Media Advisor to CM Raveen Thukral, PPCC president & MP Sunil Jakhar, Acting Chief Secretary NS Kalsi besides noted poet and Chairman Punjab Kala Parishad Surjit Patar.

Tarun Chugh

BJP slams Congress govt. for 20 percent hike in Power Tariff in a year

Chandigarh – The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has slammed the Congress government in Punjab for nearly 20 percent hike in power tariff in its first year.
 
 In a press release issued here today, BJP National Secretary Tarun Chugh said that the government which had come into power by making false promises was trying to snatch ‘power’ from the poor and middle class by raising the tariff once again.
 
 Chugh said the exorbitant increase in power rates would surely have a bad affect on the financial health of the people of the state.
 
 He said Amarinder government, instead of fulfilling the promises made by it to the electorate, had been taking unsavoury decisions which were proving detrimental to the interests of poor and the middle class.
 
 He said the recent 2.17% increase in the tariff and a fixed rate hike of Rs.10 per kilowatt which would amount to be an additional burden of Rs.700 crore on the consumers.
 
 Chugh said it was the first government of the state which had put an additional burden of 2 percent hike in Municipal Tax, 9.3% hike by the PSPCL on the recommendation of Electricity Regulatory Commission, 5% increase in power tariff during budget session and now a 2.17% hike taking the total hike to nearly 20 percent which is highly condemnable.
 
 The BJP leader said, that the Congress in its election manifesto promised full farm loan waiver for farmers, unemployment allowance of Rs.2500 for unemployed youth, smartphones for the youth, Rs. 51,000 as Shagun and tea, sugar etc. along with Atta and Dal none of which has been fulfilled even after passage of a year but the government has instead opted for yet another hike in power tariff.
 
 Chugh hailed the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ensuring power supply to 18,000 villages in the country which had no electricity at all till now.  He said the Modi government was in the process of providing free electricity connections to 4 crore underprivileged families.

BJP releases first list of thirty two candidates for Ludhiana MC Polls

Chandigarh, February 7, 2018 : The State Election Committee of Punjab Bharatiya Janata Party today met under the chairmanship of State President BJP Punjab Vijay Sampla here today at Party headquarters in Chandigarh. Prominent who attended are National Secretary BJP Tarun Chugh, former State Presidents Madan Mohan Mittal, Manoranjan Kalia, Ashwani Sharma and Kamal Sharma, State general Secretary organisation Dinesh Kumar, State general secretary Kewal Kumar and Jiwan Gupta, State secretary Vineet Joshi and State President Mahila Morcha BJP Pb Mona Jaiswal.

Releasing the first list of thirty-two candidates on behalf of the State president Vijay Sampla, State secretary Vineet Joshi said that there are sixteen female and seven SC candidates in the first list and the second list will be released shortly. List is as follows

Sh. Yashpal Chaudhary from Ward No. 8,

  1. Gurbaksh Singh Billa from Ward No. 10,

Smt. Meenu Jain from ward no. 11,

Smt. Pooja Rai from ward No. 15,

Smt. Sakshi Zulka from Ward No. 16,

Sh. Munish Bedi from Ward No. 20,

Sh. Amit Sharma from Ward No. 24

Smt. Swaranjit Kaur from ward No. 43

Smt. Ramandip Kaur Kaka from ward No. 51

Gurpreet Shinder Raju from ward No. 52

Sh. Devinder Jaggi from ward No. 56

Smt. Manju Aggarwal from ward No. 57

Rajiv Kalra from ward No. 58,

Smt. Prabhjot Kaur from ward No. 59,

Smt. Shikha Jain from ward No. 61

Sh. Om Parkash Ratra from ward No. 62

Sh. Sanjay Kapoor from ward No. 64

Smt. Renu Bansal from ward No. 65

Sh. Bhupinder Singh from ward No. 66

Smt. Ranjana Panchi from ward No. 69

Sh. Kushgar Kashyap from ward No. 76

Sh. Sanjay Gosain from ward no. 82

Smt. Pammi Verma from ward No. 83

Sh. Surinder Atwal from ward No. 84

Smt. Sunita Rani from ward No. 85

Smt. Rani from ward No. 87

Smt. Prem Sharma from ward No. 89

Sh. Avtar Kishan Tari from ward No. 90

Smt. Rupamdeep Kaur from ward 91

Sh. Jatinder Kumar Katna from ward No. 92

Sh. Daman Kapur from ward no. 94

Sh. Ashok Kumar from ward No. 95