Surfers who say they tried to help prevent a fatal drowning accuse others of “standing around watching”.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>and former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal (Lehragagga), Indian Youth Congress Chief Raja Amarinder Singh Warring (Gidderbaha), Badal’s estranged nephew Manpreet Singh Badal on Congress ticket (Bathinda Urban). By-election to Amritsar Lok Amritsar will also take place tomorrow. The seat fell vacant following the resignation of Amarinder Singh to protest the apex court verdict on Punjab river waters. The voters strength in Amritsar Lok Sabha is over 14 lakh. Prominent among those in the fray are 66-year-old BJP leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina who is up against Congress’ Gurjit Singh Aujla (44) and Aam Aadmi Party’s Upkar Singh Sandhu (63). Among the candidates for Assembly election are AAP’s Himmat Singh Shergill and AAP’s Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi (Batala), Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa (SAD, Lehragagga), Cabinet Minister Anil Joshi (BJP, Amritsar North), BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh (Amritsar Central), and Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu (Jalalabad). Counting of votes will take place on March 11.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>people unlike other parties who allegedly betray people after coming to power. Attacking Arvind Kejriwal and AAP, Rahul said the Delhi CM had promised to voters that he will transform Delhi if his party comes to power there, but “now various sections were up against them for befooling the people”. “Ask autorickshaw wallahs, slum dwellers, safai karamcharis, poor, they will tell you the reality,” he said hitting out at AAP. Rahul also said that Kejriwal knows fully well that his game is over in Delhi and he is facing public wrath there, which is why now he wants to become “Punjab’s CM”. He, however, said that people of Punjab will never chose an “outsider”. Rahul also said that Congress has always stood for and will always stand for the welfare of the poor, downtrodden, Dalits, small farmers, labourers and other weaker sections and appealed to the public to give the party a chance to serve them in Punjab. He also talked about the problems faced by the common people in the wake of demonetisation. Notably, Jalalabad Assembly constituency is witnessing a high-profile contest this time, with two MP of rival parties throwing their hat in the ring to take on Sukhbir Badal. While Congress has fielded its Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu to take on Sukhbir Badal, AAP has fielded its Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann from the seat. Rahul yesterday began his Punjab tour by addressing a rally at Majitha, from where Cabinet Minister and Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal’s brother-in-law, Bikram Singh Majithia is seeking re-election for third term.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Gurkanwal Kaur, daughter of former Punjab chief minister late Beant Singh, returned to the Congress fold after joining the BJP on Saturday. Gurkanwal was welcomed into the Congress by PCC president Amarinder Singh and Patiala MLA Preneet Kaur, who said her “homecoming” was an endorsement of the Congress wave in Punjab ahead of the assembly elections.Amarinder said Gurkanwal had some minor grudges, which the party had addressed.Gurkanwal, on her part, said she was happy to be back in her “political family”. She was an MLA from Jalandhar Cantonment from 2002 to 2007 and a minister in Punjab government.Gurkanwal is the sister of former minister Tej Prakash Singh and aunt of Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu and MLA Gurkeerat Kotli.Only three days ago she had said, “My father laid down his life for prosperity of Punjab, we sacrificed our lives for the Congress, but today that party neither worries about the country nor does it care for us.” “While I was feeling suffocated on being neglected by the Congress, at the same time I was impressed and inspired with the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hence, I am today unconditionally joining the BJP as a ground-level worker,” she said.