Formation of AAP government will end corruption: Sardar Kulwant Singh

Formation of AAP government will end corruption: Sardar Kulwant Singh

Aam Aadmi Party will form government in Punjab – Kulwant Singh

Mohali : With the formation of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Punjab, corruption will be curbed and the people of Punjab will be given corruption free, public oriented administration said Kulwant Singh, former Mayor of Mohali and Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate, during election meeting.
Today during election campaign tour in Saneta, Dharamgarh, Tangori, Dhelpur and Manoli Kulwant Singh said that the people of Punjab have decided to form the Aam Aadmi Party government this time and because of this the people of Punjab are joining the Aam Aadmi Party in large numbers.
Kulwant Singh said that Mohali would be developed in every way after the formation of the Aam Aadmi Party government and the atrocities being committed by the present leaders on the people would also be taken into account.
Singh said that during his past tenure as Mohali Mayor, he has done many developments including new sewerage pipeline throughout Mohali, installation of swings in the parks, establishment of open gyms in the parks and planting of new trees in all the parks.
This includes installation of LED street lights in the entire city and many more works including proper arrangement for cleanliness.
On the other hand former minister Balbir Singh Sidhu and his brother Mayor Amarjit Singh Sidhu have fooled the people by laying foundation stones at various places instead of developing the city.
AAP candidate Kulwant Singh said that the educated people of Mohali know very well who can get Mohali improvement and developement done without any corruption.
He said that this time the people of Mohali will not even like to see the faces of liquor and land grabber mafia.

SAD Distt. President Joins Akali-BSP candidate Parminder Singh Sohana election campaign

Mohali : To expedite the election campaign of Parvinder Singh Sohana, joint candidate of SAD-BSP alliance from Vidhan Sabha constituency Mohali, District President SAD Kanwaljit Singh Ruby today visited the election office and assigned duties of Circle Presidents and Zone Presidents and them encouraged to ensure Sohana’s victory.
Ruby during the meeting added, that Parvinder Singh Sohana is a young Akali leader and will be able to live up to the expectations of the youth of the constituency.
Party President said it is the moral duty of every party leader and worker to be a part of team during the election campaign of the candidates in their respective constituencies as per the guidelines of Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Accompanying him on the occasion were Shiromani Akali Dal Beopar Mandal Mohali President Sarabjit Singh Paras, Patron Pradeep Singh Bharj, Circle President Harman Sandhu, Jagdish Singh Sarao, General Secretary Kulwinder Singh Toor, Gurcharan Singh Chechi General Secretary Urban, Harjit Singh Vice President, Karam Singh Babra, Manjit Singh Mann, Bahadur Singh, Advocate Gagandeep Sohana, Nambardar Baljit Singh Dedi, BSP Leader Sukhdev Singh Chapparchidi, Harnam Singh Bhangu, Harnek Singh Zone Incharge, Jaspal Singh Rural President, Swaran Singh Landran etc.
Ruby appealed to the leaders and workers that the election campaign of Parvinder Singh Sohana should be run with full vigor and the people should be made aware of the neglect of the constituency by the Congress candidate Balbir Singh Sidhu.
Parminder Singh Sohana in his address said that the development of Mohali has only taken place during the Akali government and added during the Congress rule, Mohali become famous in scandals.
All the party leaders assured Parminder Singh Sohana for their full support and assured him for his victory during Punjab assembly Elections 2022.

Mohalla Clinic and other projects will be brought in Mohali constituency too- Jaswant Kaur

AAP candidate Kulwant Singh’s wife takes charge of the election campaign

Mohali: As the Assembly Election campaigning gains momentum, candidates are making every possible effort to woo voters in the constituency. The hustle-bustle of campaigning and sloganeering is also captivating every eye in the constituency.
Making a robust attempt to give a boost to poll campaign of their near and dear ones, family members and relatives of candidates have come out to seek vote.
Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kulwant Singh’s wife Jaswant Kaur today took command of the election campaign with a large contingent of women and started door to door campaign after paying obeisance at Gurdwara Sahib located in Sector-68, on the occasion Bibi Jaswant Kaur was honored with Siropa by the managing committee of Gurudwara.
After paying obeisance at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Bibi Jaswant Kaur held an important meeting with the women of the area at the residence of eminent social activist Swaran Kaur and stated Mohalla Clinic and other projects will be brought in Mohali constituency too and it will be ensured that the day to day activities of the people are held smoothly.
AAP Candidate Kulwant Singh’s wife Bibi Jaswant Kaur while talking to the media said that her husband Kulwant Singh has been serving the people of Mohali constituency for a long time and added during the tenure of former Mayor Kulwant Singh all round development of Mohali city took place and many new projects were implemented.
As soon as the people of Mohali would give him new responsibilities as MLA he would develop the area at more fast pace than before.
After paying obeisance at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Bibi Jaswant Kaur held an important meeting with the women of the area at the residence of eminent social activist Swaran Kaur. Mohalla Clinic and other projects will be brought in Mohali constituency too and it will be ensured that the day to day activities of the people will go smoothly.
Councillor Ramanpreet Kaur Kumbhra, Bhupinder Kaur, Kulvir Kaur, Surinder Kaur, Amarjit Kaur, Paramjit Kaur and a large number of women delegation were also present on the occasion.

Nadiali residents expressed confidence in the leadership of AAP candidate Kulwant Singh

Will take strict action against Balbir Singh Sidhu as soon as AAP forms government in Punjab: Kulwant Singh

Mohali: Large number residents of Nadiali village of Mohali assembly constituency announced to join AAP under the leadership of Kulwant Singh.
AAP candidate Kulwant Singh said that Balbir Singh Sidhu has crossed all limits of corruption in Mohali and said that as soon as the AAP government is formed in Punjab, strict action will be taken against Balbir Singh Sidhu.
Sajal Singh, Karamjit Singh, Channan Ram, Karnail Singh, Man Singh, Ravinder Singh, Manmohan Singh, Manoj Kumar, Dilshad Malik, Avtar Singh were also present on this occasion.

Balbir Sidhu’s tenure led to exorbitant rise in the water rate in GMADA sectors: Kulwant Singh

Consumers had to move court to cancel five times higher water rate in Sector 66 to 80

Mohali: During the tenure of Congress MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu, there was a huge increase in water rates in Sector 66 to 80 of GMADA in Mohali city. Water rates in the sectors 66 to 80 were increased five times and individuals/ consumers of the areas were forced to get the rates revoked by filing litigation in the court said Kulwant Singh, Aam Aadmi Party candidate Mohali assembly constituency while talking to reporters.
Kulwant Singh said that MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu, despite being a cabinet minister in his Congress government, could not get the help the residents in getting rates reduced of water and yet again is misleading the people of Mohali assembly constituency by laying foundation stones at every hook and nook of Mohali AAP candidate added promises made by MLA Sidhu in these elections can no longer be trusted.
AAP Candidate appealed to the people to make the Aam Aadmi Party’s election symbol ‘Broom’ successful by voting in the upcoming assembly elections on February 20 so that better facilities can be provided to the people by forming AAP’s government and people can be freed from the traditional parties who have only been looting & beating them rather than working for their up-liftment.

Congress MLA Sidhu cheated people of Mohali : Kulwant Singh

Mohali: Balbir Singh Sidhu presently Congress MLA from Mohali Assembly Constituency, has cheated the people of Mohali on many issues including promise to completely abolish the property tax said Kulwant Singh, Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate from Mohali constituency.
Kulwant Singh, said that during the Akali government in 2014, MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu claimed through the media that Mohali people would get complete exemption from property tax if Congress government comes to power, but the reality is that as soon as the Congress party came to power, Sidhu defied that promise and for the whole five years, Sidhu, sometimes as Animal Husbandry Minister and sometimes as Health and Labour Minister, enjoyed full power & luxury doing nothing and made the people of Mohali live like a tenant in their own houses. Sidhu could not get property tax abolished as promised to the public.
AAP candidate Kulwant Singh said that Congress MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu, had betrayed the people of Mohali on important issues like property tax, is not worthy of even an iota of trust of the people of Mohali. Hence such candidate should not even be allowed to enter their areas.
Kulwant Singh added, Aam Aadmi Party’s ‘Broom’ will clean such political mess, and people of Punjab should strengthen Aam Aadmi Party by voting on the election symbol ‘Broom’ on February 20 so that ‘AAP’ government is formed in Punjab and better facilities are provided to the people.
It is pertinent to mention here that imposition of property tax was the key issue in Mohali constituency in 2017 Assembly Elections with the Congress determined to corner SAD on it and at that time Mohali sitting MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu of the Congress said the party had been against the property tax from the beginning.

Kulwant Singh expressed happiness over the announcement of Bhagwant Mann as Chief Ministerial candidate

Bhagwant Mann will bring happiness on the faces of the people of Punjab after becoming Chief Minister: Kulwant Singh

Mohali: Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Mohali Assembly Constituency Kulwant Singh today expressed happiness over the announcement of Bhagwant Mann as the Chief Ministerial candidate by AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and on this occasion, party workers expressed happiness by distributing laddoos at the Sector 79 office of the party.
Talking to reporters Kulwant Singh said that Bhagwant Mann is the only person who being an MP has been raising the issues of Punjab with full vigour& dedication in the Parliament at Delhi.
Kulwant Singh added AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal has created an atmosphere of happiness in the party by declaring a very noble, hard working person and sympathizer of Punjab, Bhagwant Mann as the Chief Minister candidate.

Aam Aadmi Party has become the favourite party of the people – Kulwant Singh

Large number of Congressmen joined the Aam Aadmi Party under the leadership of Kulwant Singh

Mohali: Aam Aadmi Party has become a favourite party of people not only in Mohali but in entire Punjab, this is the reason why the leaders of other parties are joining the party and party is also getting a lot of support from the general public stated Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kulwant Singh during a meeting with a large number of people from Balongi.
Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kulwant Singh thanked the residents of Balongi on the occasion and speaking about the support received, said that it was the love, and support of the people that made him contest these elections and said that he does not intend to rule in this area but the main aim of his life is to save the people of Mohali from all the problems due to which the development of Mohali is incomplete.
On the occasion, Balongi residents assured support to Kulwant Singh and expressed feelings that there is no other leader like Kulwant Singh in Mohali. At the same time, the residents of Balongi also put forward some of their problems and demands before Kulwant Singh and requested that it should be solved at the earliest.
On this ocassion, Buddh Ram from Balongi, Ashok Kumar, Namrata, Kiranbir Kaur, and large number of residents of Azad Nagar, Balongi joined Aam Aadmi Party in support of Kulwant Singh.

13th Salvo Shooters cup held

Chandigarh: 13th Salvo Shooters cup was conducted under the aegis of Ankush Bhardwaj Sports Foundation, an initiative by Ankush Bhardwaj International shooter, event was jointly sponsored by the foundation and Ambika Group, closing ceremony cum medal distribution was held at DAV College, Chandigarh.
Guest of honour for the event was Mr. Praveen Kumar – MD Ambika Group and included other dignitaries – Mr. Amaninder Mann – Lecturer at DAV College, Acharya Ved Vrat Founder of Gurukul at Shahbad, Mr.Lal Chand Bhardwaj – Raghuram Organics, Ms. Anjum Moudgil – Olympian &Arjuna Awardee andMr. Bijendra Singh – Former International Athlete in Shotput.
A total of 122 shooters participated in the competition. Amanpreet Singh won the Air Pistol event with a score of 589, Vishvajeet claimed standard Pistol Gold with 281 pts, Gaurav Tomar won the ISSF Final, Divesh Verma topped in sub-youth category, Sakshi from Lucknow won the sub-youth championship, Divesh won Silver and Dishant got bronze. Salvo Shooters Arena swept through senior category with Ravinder (Gold), Lalit (Silver) and AnshulBhardwaj (Bronze).
Winners were given cash prizes by Ambika Group in select categories and Bijender Singh felicitated champion athletes with Sports Apparels as well. Ankush Bhardwaj Sports Foundation donated generouslyto Shruti Vijnan Acharyakulam, Gurukul at Shahbadin line with its aim for promotion of sports andsportsperson in the country.

Will make a new Punjab, prosperous and usher in growth – Kejriwal

Chandigarh: AAP National convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal unveiled AAP’s ‘’Punjab Model’’ ahead of assembly polls and promised justice in sacrilege cases, jobs to youth, corruption-free governance, and asserted that people want to bring his party to power to break friendly ‘’partnership’’ between Badals and Congress.
Kejriwal said Punjab model will have a 10-point agenda which will include providing free power to people up to 300 units per billing cycle and controlling drug menace. Addressing a news conference in Mohali, Kejriwal said that with announcement of polls, people are happy that they have got an opportunity to bring a change.
Kejriwal said, in 1966, Punjab became a separate state, since then till today, Congress ruled state for 25 years, while Badal’s family ruled for 19 years and mentioned both ruled state in a partnership of sorts. Whether the Badal party came to power or Congress, they ran their governments in partnership. When their government used to come to power, they never used to take action against each other.’’
Accusing the Badal family and Congress of looting state, he said, ‘’This time people have made up their mind to break this partnership and bring government of common people, common Punjabis’’, and added that people have made up their mind to give one chance to AAP. Spelling out AAP’s agenda if it comes to power, Kejriwal said he, AAP state unit chief Bhagwant Mann and other leaders have been touring Punjab over past many weeks and meeting people and based on inputs they got from various sections of people, the party has prepared the Punjab Model.
‘’When AAP will form government, we will make a new Punjab, which is prosperous and which will usher in growth,’’ said Kejriwal, whose party is eyeing to wrest power from Congress.
Touching upon the 10-point agenda, Kejriwal said employment avenues will be generated in state and youth who have left for greener pastures including Canada will contemplate coming back once they get jobs in their own state.
He said it will be AAP’s priority to control drug menace which, he said, is continuing as before as drug mafia enjoys patronage from powers that be. Establishing peace, harmony and brotherhood in the state and giving justice in sacrilege cases and strict punishment to culprits involved is also on party’s agenda, he said, adding there have been so many sacrilege incidents, but not even in one case anyone has been punished. He also promised to give corruption-free Punjab, where common man, ‘’who has to give bribes to get his work done,’’ will no longer have to do that.
Among other agenda points of the AAP’s Punjab Model, Kejriwal promised to improve state of education and health in state, where the condition of government schools, hospitals will be improved while 16,000 ‘’Mohalla Clinics’’ will also be opened in health sector.
Kejriwal said women above 18 years will be given Rs 1,000 per month. All issues of farmers will be resolved while a ‘’raid raj’’ and ‘’corruption’’ will be eliminated and a congenial atmosphere will be created for trade and industry to flourish, he added.

District Health department celebrates ‘Dheeyan Di Lohri’

Wealth of society is a well-educated generation- Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur

Mohali: A district-level event ‘Dheeyan Di Lohri’ was celebrated by the district Health Department at the district hospital today. Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur lit up the ‘Lohri’ bonfire and greeted the people on the occasion of Lohri and Maghi.
Speaking at the event, Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur stressed that giving due respect to girls is very important and said that due to widespread awareness, the mindset of the people is gradually changing towards the girl child and the trend of female feticide is going down significantly in comparison to previous times.
Civil Surgeon said girls have touched heights in every field today,, girls have surpassed boys in many fields and added, “If we celebrate the Lohri of girls today, thus we can be able to celebrate the Lohri of the boys in future.
Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur stated, if we continue to kill girls in the womb, then who will marry the boys? Whether it is a girl or a boy, the real wealth of society is a well-educated generation.”
Earlier, the civil surgeon visited the maternity ward of the hospital and distributed gifts to newborns and their mothers. Lohri functions were also held today in all the government health institutions across the district. Lohri bonfire was lit and Lohri songs were sung at all the events.
Prominent among others present on the occasion included Deputy Medical Commissioner Dr Daljeet Singh Pardesi, Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr.Renu Singh, District Immunization Officer Dr Girish Dogra, SMO Dr. Vijay Bhagat, Dr. H.S. Cheema, Dr Parminder Singh, Dr Sandeep Singh, Dr Babandeep Kaur, District Mass Media Officer Gurdeep Kaur, Health Inspector Bhupinder Singh Dahri, Dilbag Singh and other health officials and staff.

BJP Mohali organizational structure strengthened by Sanjeev Vashisht

Mohali: Sanjeev Vashisht, member BJP state executive and expected candidate for the Mohali constituency, while strengthening the organizational structure of the BJP, appointed Sonu Vishwakarma as President BJP OBC Morcha.
A function was organised by BJP Mandal 1, Sanjeev Vashisht announced other appointments while strengthening the organizational structure of BJP in which Rakesh Kumar and Sita Ram have been appointed vice presidents, Uma Shankar and Pramod Gupta are appointed as General Secretary, Ved Prakash, Jai Prakash are appointed as Secretary and Ashutosh Tripathi, Raj Kumar and Tilak. Bahadur was appointed executive member.
Anil Kumar President Mandal-1, Uma Kant Tiwari, Shazila Vice President, Kuldeep Singh, Suresh Kumar, and other office bearers welcomed all of the new appointments in the party.

Raghav Chadha files a defamation suit against false and baseless allegation

Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA and Punjab Affairs Co-in-charge Raghav Chadha filed a criminal defamation case against Saurabh Jain from Patiala. In a public statement issued by the Advocate of Raghav Chadha, all the allegations made by Saurabh Jain in press conference are false and baseless. It claimed that various nefarious elements are trying to hurt Raghav Chadha’s goodwill and reputation and these allegations are made under a sponsored campaign and propaganda against him.
According to the statement allegations made by Saurabh Jain about corruption and money being involved for election tickets are false and part of some preconcerted campaign to malign the unblemished reputation of Raghav Chadha.
A criminal defamation case, under IPC section 499/500 which warrants punishment of imprisonment of 2 years for irreparable damage to someone’s reputation, to be filed against Saurabh Jain in Rouse Avenue Court of Delhi.

ESMA amid doctors’ strike, Covid surge in Haryana

Chandigarh: Due to the doctors’ protest during Covid pandemic in the State, Haryana Government invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) for six months prohibiting the healthcare workers to go on strike.
The health services in the government hospitals in Haryana were hit as doctors suspended OPD work in support of their demands.
Emergency services and COVID-19 vaccination drive continued in the state but OPD services were affected, said Rajesh Sheok and of Haryana Civil Medical Services Association, a body representing government doctors.
Haryana Civil Medical Services Association is demanding creation of a specialist cadre, amendment in post-graduation policy and stoppage of direct recruitment of senior medical officers in the state.
Acceding to one of the key demands of the doctors, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar gave in-principle approval to creation of Specialist cadre post for MD or MS doctors. Besides this, it was decided that the doctors will not be given any administrative work and will practice in their concerned specialty.
Home and Health Minister Anil Vij said that ESMA has been implemented in Haryana considering the spread of pandemic Corona and now health workers will not be able to go on strike for next six months. A notification in this regard has also been issued.
Hanyana Health Minister Vij said that the whole country is fighting Corona and at such a crucial time a group of doctors has announced to go on strike which will adversely affect the fight against Corona.
“We had accepted their demands and forwarded them to the Chief Minister and other departments immediately. After meeting with the Chief Minister on Monday, their demands were fulfilled and were given in-principle approval. The doctors still insisted to go on strike,” Vij said. He alleged that there is someone who wants to disrupt the fight against Corona that’s why the Government had to implement ESMA.

IPR workshop organised at RBU

Mohali: A workshop on Intellectual Property Rights was organised by the Intellectual Property office of the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the Rayat Bahra University.
Ashish Prabhat, Examiner of Patents and Designs IPR, was the Keynote speaker, he said that awareness about Intellectual Property Rights was the first and the foremost objective of the national IPR policy. There is a need to create IP awareness among all sections of the society as IP is creation of the mind and elaborated on the process of patent filing and guided the participants about patentable and non-patentable innovations.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Parvinder Singh highlighted the significance of the awareness on IPR. He said that the main objective of intellectual property is to encourage innovation and provide incentives for innovation by granting temporary protection to inventors.
Dr Simerjit Kaur Shergill, Organising Secretary of the workshop, stressed on the need of IPR awareness as inadequate knowledge about the rights of individuals to protect their ideas and innovations and low awareness about the procedures involved in obtaining an IPR had hindered India’s growth in intellectual property.
With India’s potential and its importance in the global arena, it is time to rise to the occasion and become a leader in innovation and intellectual property, she added.
Prof BS Satyal, Registrar, Rayat Bahra University, proposed a vote of thanks and appreciated the information shared by the expert.
The workshop was followed by an interactive session with the participants.

MCM celebrates National Youth Day

Chandigarh: Celebrating 38th National Youth Day on the occasion of birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, in collaboration with the college’s NSS units and Young Communicators Club, organised an Indian Council of Philosophical Research sponsored Periodic Lecture titled ‘A Friend Request From Vivekananda’.
While, inaugurating the lecture, Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava hailed Swami Vivekananda as a major force behind reform movements, highlighting his efforts to spread the message of eternal Vedanta philosophy and to seek foreign assistance and technical knowledge for India’s development. Paying tribute to this distinguished son of Mother India, Dr. Bhargava added that Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy is life transforming and his life journey is so inspiring that students can learn many valuable lessons from him.
Resource person Sudhir Baweja, Coordinator, Department of Philosophy and Vivekananda Studies, USOL, Panjab University said that if you want to be a person with muscles of iron and nerves of steel, then Swami Vivekananda’s friend request awaits you and impressed upon the youth to befriend Vivekananda through reading of his writings and emulating his lessons in one’s life.
Referring to Vivekanada as the eternal youth icon, Sudhir Baweja shared Swamiji’s toolkit that can transform anyone into a beautiful person and help him/her achieve true success in life. He elaborated on Swamiji’s toolkit for success that includes not yielding to weaknesses, ‘shraddha’ (self confidence), conviction in the power of goodness, absence of jealousy and suspicion, helping those who are trying to do good, positivity, character, focus, and so on. The lecture ended with an interactive session wherein the participants put forth their queries to the expert.

SAD leader appears before SIT in NDPS case

Mohali: Former Punjab Cabinet Minister SAD Leader Bikram Singh Majithia today appeared before the special investigation team probing the drugs case registered against him.
It is pertinent to mention here that SAD Leader Majithia was granted anticipatory bail by the high court on 10th January in the matter.
After about two hours of interrogation, Bikram Majithia came out and said case has been registered against him due to the political pressure by the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi, Home Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa and MLA Mr. Kulbir Zira. Majithia said, “I reached well on time before 11 am to appear before the SIT,” while talking to the reporters outside the state crime branch at Mohali.
“Whatever SIT asked me, I gave them satisfactory answers,” Majithia said and added, “I will always help in inquiries made by SIT and now it is necessary to take action against those who have filed false case.
Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday the 10 January, had directed the Shiromani Akali Dal leader to join the investigation on Wednesday at 11 am while granting him anticipatory bail in the matter.
Earlier, on the date of hearing Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the former Punjab minister not to leave the country till the next date of hearing and has to share with the investigating agency his live location through WhatsApp.
Shiromani Akali Dal leader Birkram Majithia was booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act last month.

Children celebrate virtual Lohri

Mohali: Schools virtually celebrated lohri due to the pandemic restrictions, students celebrated the festival with exuberance and fanfare via virtual platform. Children wore traditional attire and were completely absorbed in the festive spirit. To mark the occasion, kids drew Lohri scene and showcased their creativity with the help of peanuts and popcorns. Through this activity, they were made aware about the significance of the festival.

Will BJP be able to get local face to contest Mohali Assembly elections 2022?

Mohali: BJP in Mohali has always been on the weaker side and same was the case of SAD, both the political parties have been contesting elections in alliance but this time with BJP deciding to contest elections from all the Assembly seats after SAD parting ways with BJP due to farm laws, both parties are still in search for candidate in Mohali.
This will be the first time that BJP will be contesting the elections without SAD alliance in the constituency.
Since, the repeal of three controversial farm laws, BJP leaders have heaved a sigh of relief and party is planning to get a local candidate to reach out maximum to the local voter.
According to sources, presentlyBJPis considering the name of Industrialist Sanjeev Vashisht, as he has already started meeting people and attending local functions to present himself as a potential candidate.
Sources said that if the seat goes in the BJP’s fry, Sanjeev Vashisht could be the fielded but local BJP leaders former MC Arun Sharma, former MC Ashok Jha, Ramesh Verma are also trying their luck to contest from Mohali SAS Nagar Constituency as a BJP Candidate.
All these leaders have been working for the party since early 90’s in Mohali and had been dedicated with the party.
The BJP and SAD were in alliance in the state and SAD used to contest from Mohali.

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Punjab needs serious people- Manish Tewari

Chandigarh: Congress MP from Punjab’s Anandpur Sahib targeted Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and state party president Navjot Singh Sidhu on reports that both are pushing to be named as the Chief Ministerial candidates.
:Congress MP Tewari, today said, “Punjab needs serious people,” and took potshots on both Channi and Sidhu and dubbed them as non-serious persons who are entertaining people.
Tewari tweeted, “Punjab requires a CM who has solutions to Punjab’s challenges, capacity to take tough decisions. Punjab needs serious people whose politics is Not Social Engineering, Entertainment, Freebies and NOT regime favourites rejected by people in successive elections.”
Congress, so far, has not named anyone as the chief ministerial face for the upcoming Assembly elections as the party considers that this leads to infighting and internal rift.
But state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday said it is the people who would choose the next chief minister of the state and not the high command.

Shops in Mohali can remain open till 8 pm, shops dealing in essential commodities are exempted

Mohali : In view of ever increasing COVID-19 cases in the district, Mrs. Isha Kalia, District Magistrate, has imposed additional restrictions on Monday.
It was said in the orders that additional restrictions were necessary as it has been observed that the positivity rate has increased to 25.15%.in the district.
Now, as per the additional restrictions, Non-essential shops shall remain open till 8.00 PM only. However, all shops and vehicles/persons dealing in essential commodities such as food, medicines, milk and milk products, poultry etc. shall be exempted. Further, there shall be no restriction on movement of raw materials, finished goods, personnel etc related to manufacturing of pharmaceutical drugs, including vaccines and medical devices, diagnostic testing kits etc.
All other conditions of my earlier orders will remain the same.
Any violations shall invite criminal proceedings under the relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

Punjab Cabinet Minister Raja Warring tests Covid positive

Mukstar: Punjab Cabinet Minister, Gidderbaha MLA Amrinder Singh Raja Warring has tested positive for Covid and had isolated himself at home for a week, health department officials said.
Dr Satish Goyal, Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Muktsar, said, “Transport Minister Raja Warring has tested Covid positive. He had requested for RTPCR test on Sunday and tested positive for Covid on Monday. Our team will take samples of his contacts too.”
Punjab Transport Minister Raja Warring said, “I have tested positive for Covid and isolated myself at my Muktsar residence. I have a sore throat but no other symptoms. In the rapid test, I tested negative. However, as per the RTPCR report, I am Covid infected.

Punjab Lok Congress allotted Hockey stick with ball’ symbol

Chandigarh: A newly launched political party of former Punjab CM Capatin Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress said it has got a “hockey stick with ball” as the party symbol for the Assembly elections. “Happy to inform that Punjab Lok Congress has received its Party Symbol — Hockey Stick with Ball. Bas Hun Goal KrnaBaki (Hitting goals isonly left now),” the Punjab Lok Congress said in a tweet.

Prior approval of Media Monitoring and Certification Committee required for political advertisements : DEO

Panel formed to keep vigil over paid news- DEO

Mohali: To keep a strict vigil over paid news and advertisement content in the scheduled Assembly elections, the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) at district level has been constituted, District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Mohali Mrs Isha Kalia said that candidates for electronics media (including online paper, radio, TV, cinema hall and social media and bulk / voice messages on mobile) Pre-certification from district level MCMC is mandatory for a cell in this regard has been set up at District Administrative Complex, Mohali, Room No. 440.
Deputy Commissioner also appealed to the cable operators of the district to get a copy of such approval from any political party / candidate before running a political advertisement and had sought the cooperation of representatives of political parties and the media to curb the negative trend of paid news.
DEO said, the Election Commission of India (ECI) had made a concerted effort to curb the media coverage of money laundering and said that Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) has been constituted at the district level. Notice will be issued to the concerned candidate / party immediately upon receipt of suspicious ‘paid news’.
The candidate has to reply within 48 hours after receiving the notice from the Returning Officer. In case of non-response, it will be treated as paid news, after which the cost will be credited to the candidate’s account and the Election Commission will be informed for further action.
Apart from this a letter would also be written to Press Council of India and National Broadcasting Standards Authority for action against the said agency.
24-hr monitoring
DEO Mrs Isha Kalia said the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) would monitor the print media, electronic media and social media 24-hour as per the instructions of the Election Commission so that appropriate action could be taken against paid news and uncertified advertisements and said that pre-certification is required for candidates to telecast advertisements on electronic media.

Poll campaigning in Mohali yet to pick up the pace

Mohali: Even as the Election Commission (EC) has announced the date for the Assembly poll in the state, the campaigning is yet to pick up pace as except for AAP in Mohali, other parties, especially the BJP-Alliance, SAD-BSP and individual candidates have not even announced their candidates or candidature as yet. Even voters are still silent and not ready to disclose their preferences regarding a party or candidate openly.
Political observers state that the picture would be clear after all the parties announce their candidates, though voters generally do have a preference, personal liking or disliking for a particular candidate may impact the results in a constituency.
This time, the election results are expected to be interesting and baffling. With too many candidates trying their luck in the elections, it would have to be seen who cuts into whose vote bank and who gets benefited from it.
AAP is the only political party till date which has announced candidate to contest from Mohali SAS Nagar Constituency as Kulwant Singh and Former Health Minister MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu is confident to be the congress candidate, though official announcement is still awaited. SAD-BSP alliance, BJP- Alliance and other too are yet to announce the candidates.
In 2017, Congress candidate Former Health Minister MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu has emerged as a winner for third time.
AAP Candidate Kulwant Singh has been confined to the Corporation or council elections.
It is pertinent to mention about the rumours of the Congress not repeating its candidates as a few of MLAs are facing anti-incumbency, it might become difficult for the high command to pacify dissidents.
On the other hand, the AAP has its popularity among lower and middle-income groups, who have disenchanted with the traditional parties, could help it garner a huge share of votes.

Kulwant Singh hits back, files defamation case against Gurtej Singh Pannu, Sheera Bhanboura and Mohra Singh Anjaan

Mohali: Kulwant Singh, Member- Aam Aadmi Party, Former Mayor Mohali, had hit back to the allegations by Sh. Gurtej Singh Pannu, Sh. Sheera Bhanboura and Sh. Mohra Singh Anjaan in a Press conference and has decided to respond to it by pursuing the legal course.
As per the copy of notice it reads: To bring the aforementioned persons to the bookSh. Gurtej Singh Pannu, Sh. Sheera Bhanboura and Sh. Mohra Singh Anjaan who purportedly identify themselves as President (Youth), AAP (District- Mohali), Vice- President (Youth), AAP (District- Mohali) and Founder Member- AAP Punjab, respectively have unwarrantedly initiated a massive defamation campaign against Sh. Kulwant Singh- a person of high moral rectitude and unimpeachable integrity, widely acclaimed social workerwitha spotless record of public service while discharging his duties as the former Mayor of Mohali.
The false allegations have been levelled against Sh. Kulwant Singh for obtaining favors and obtaining the ticket from Aam Aadmi Party by employing unethical means such as exchange of money which warrants be refuting and rejecting with the contempt it deserves.
This has been done to adversely affect the otherwise unblemished reputation of Sh. Kulwant Singh garnered over the years by endlessly working for the public welfare which has been repeatedly celebrated by the citizenry of Mohali by electing him as their Mayor numerous times.
Kulwant Singh, hence shall be filing Civil Defamation Suit against each person seeking Rs. 100 Crores as damage and other Criminal proceedings for executing their premeditated malicious agenda and thus causing irreparable damage to his reputation.
On the other hand Gurtej Singh Pannu said he has not received a copy of any notice yet, Aam Aadmi nu 100 crore de damages ( It is understood how much AAM AADMI HE IS).

SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia gets interim bail

Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted interim bail to SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia in drug case. SAD leader Majithia was booked by the Punjab Police for his alleged involvement in a drugs case. A case was registered under sections of NDPS Act against the SAD leader on December 20.
Seeking anticipatory bail before the HC, Majithia, through his counsels, contended that to target him is one of the major election planks of the current government.

Booster doses of Covid vaccine starts in Mohali

Mohali: Punjab has started administering the precautionary dose of the Covid vaccine to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those above 60 years of age from today.
The Director, Health and Family Welfare, Dr. GB Singh today launched the state-level campaign from District hospital here today.
Aman Malik, 61, was first given a booster dose in the presence of the director and other senior health officials.
Dr G.B Singh said that the precautionary COVID-19 vaccine dose will be the same vaccine as administered previously in the first two doses.
“Precautionary COVID-19 vaccine dose will be the same vaccine as has been given previously. Those who have received Covaxin will receive Covaxin, those who have received primary two doses of Covishield will receive Covishield,” said the director. He added that the booster dose is being given to give more strength to the person to fight Covid.
Separate cabins have been set up for booster dose administration. He said that regarding booster dose, few guidelines are being followed.
Precautionary dose can be given 39 weeks/273 days after 2nd dose. Beneficiaries must not be Covid positive three months prior to Booster dose.
The director sought the cooperation and support of the people, saying that in order to avoid the third possible wave of Covid-19, it is very important to follow three basic guidelines like covering face with masks, keeping social distance from each other and washing hands frequently.
The health official asserted that all the necessary arrangements have already been made in health institutions across the state to tackle the third possible wave but the cooperation of the public is very much needed.
Emphasizing on complete anti-Covid vaccination, the director said that every beneficiary must be vaccinated without wasting time as the vaccine gives the body the strength to fight the pandemic. Covid vaccination is being provided free of cost in various government health institutions across the state.
People can go to nearest facility to get the vaccine. On this occasion, Civil Surgeon Dr. Adarshpal Kaur, Deputy Medical Commissioner; Dr. Daljit Singh Pradesi, District Health Officer Dr Subhash Kumar, SMO Dr. Vijay Bhagat, Dr. HS Cheema, Dr. Babandeep Kaur, Health Inspector Bhupinder Singh and other health officials were also present.

Revolt in Punjab AAP Punjab over giving tickets to wrong people

Chandigarh: AAP leaders revolted against the party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for choosing the wrong people for tickets for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.
“It is being done at the behest of Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal, tickets are being sold to turncoats for crores of rupees. It exposes the hypocrisy of AAP National convenor Arvind Kejriwal,” alleged Gurtej Singh Pannu, AAP youth wing president, Mohali district today while addressing media.
“We have a list of 56 assembly constituencies where political leaders who joined AAP from parties like Congress and Akali Dal were given tickets in just 1-2 days of their joining at the cost of dedicated party workers who have given their blood and sweat to the party. That money power is ruling the roost in ticket distribution is clear from the example of Mohali where a realtor was given the ticket after he switched over to AAP why are the hard-working party workers ignored in Mohali and other places?” Pannu questioned.
Pannu was accompanied by Sheera Bhanboura, Vice President (Youth) AAP, Punjab, and Morha Singh Anjaan, Founder Member AAP, Punjab.
Arvind Kejriwal and Raghav Chadha are out to ruin AAP in Punjab. Tickets are being given to people not committed to the party’s ideology, those who uphold the principle of the party are being denied tickets. Anyone can buy the AAP ticket in Punjab if he or she has the paying capacity, dedicated party workers are being taken for a ride added Sheera Bhanboura.

VK Bhawra is new Punjab DGP

Chandigarh: CM Charanjit Channi approves the appointment of 1987 batch IPS officer out of a panel of three officers shortlisted by the Union Public Service Commission.
The other two officers in the panel were Dinkar Gupta and Prabodh Kumar.
Punjab government order says, “On the consideration of the panel received from Union Public Service Commission, Governor of Punjab is pleased to appoint Viresh Kumar Bhawra, IPS, as Director General of Police, Punjab (Head of Police Force). His term shall be for a minimum period of two years from the date of assumption of office in pursuance of the orders of the Supreme Court dated July 3, 2018.”