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Manmohan Singh Releases Congress’ Election Manifesto For Punjab

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New Delhi, January 9: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released the Congress election manifesto for Punjab in New Delhi today.

The top state leaders including Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh and Rajinder Bhattal, the chairperson of the manifesto drafting panel of Punjab Congress were also present.

Accusing Akali Dal-BJP government for “unprecedented mismanagement” of Punjab, the senior Congress leader urged voters to return the Congress Party to power in the state.

Despite the damage being caused to the Punjab by the previous government in the last 10 years, Congress Party is ready with the blue print to tackle the problems in the state, said Singh.

“Punjab has tremendous all-round potential but it has not been exploited because of mismanagement by the SAD-BJP government in the last 10 years,” Manmohan Singh said while releasing the party manifesto for the February 4 Punjab assembly polls here at the Congress headquarters.

“This manifesto is a visionary document which promises to the people of Punjab that we will undo the damage done by the government in the last 10 years,” he added.

“It points to the tremendous potential of Punjab in agriculture, manufacturing, services, infrastructure.”

Dr Singh described the Congress Chief Ministerial nominee Amarinder Singh as a visionary leader and said the state needs a government under his leadership to develop and progress.

Drugs is the first thing we will attack and in 4 weeks we will end this drug menace in Punjab: Capt Amarinder Singh, Cong pic.twitter.com/i3eG26J2aM

State unit vice-president Manpreet Badal, who was chairman of the manifesto drafting committee, simultaneously released the document in Chandigarh with senior Punjab leaders such as ex-CLP leader Sunil Jakhar, former minister Preneet Kaur and Lok Sabha MP Santokh Choudhry doing district level releases at Patiala, Bathinda and Jalandhar respectively.

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Punjab municipal elections: Navjot Singh Sidhu casts his vote in Amritsar

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Chandigarh, Dec 17: Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu cast their votes at Ward No 9’s polling station 5 in Amritsar CivicPolls. 

 Voting for the Punjab municipal elections began on Sunday, Election Commission officials said here.

Polling began at 8 a.m. and will continue till 4 p.m.

The main contest is among the ruling Congress, main opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance.

Local issues of towns and cities and the respective wards dominated the campaigning for the municipal elections.

The voting is being held for three municipal corporations of Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala, and 29 municipal councils and Nagar Panchayats.

The results will be declared on Sunday evening.

The election for the municipal corporation of Punjab’s largest city, Ludhiana, was not being held as the electoral rolls were not updated.

Candidates in 90 wards have won unopposed, the spokesman said.

There are 873 polling stations and 1,938 polling booths across the state.

A total of 8,000 election staff and 15,500 police personnel have been assigned for poll duty.

The Akali Dal-BJP and AAP had accused the Congress of misusing its power in the run-up to the municipal polls.

A total of 413 candidates are in the fray in 85 wards of Amritsar where 769,153 voters will exercise their franchise.

In Jalandhar, 305 candidates are contesting from 80 wards.

In Patiala, election will be held in 57 wards in which 260,664 voters can exercise their franchise.

This is the first big election in the state after the Congress government, led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, came to power after the assembly polls in March.

The Congress won 77 out of 117 seats in the assembly. The AAP finished second with 20 seats.

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Gujarat Elections: Re-polling ends in 6 Polling Stations

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New Delhi, 16 December: Re-polling in 6 polling booths of  Vadgam, Viramgam, Daskroi, and Savli ends. 

On 16th December  Election Commission announced repolling in 6 polling stations of Gujarat . The polling stations include Vadgam, Viramgam, Daskroi, and Savli.

The Election Commission also informed that the counting of votes of 10 polling stations would be done through counting of slips in VVPAT. As the Presiding officers in 10 polling stations in Visnagar, Becharaji, Modasa, Vejalpur, Vatva, Jamalpur-Khadia, Savli & Sankheda didn’t clear from the Control units the votes cast during mock poll.

In the second phase of Gujarat election two of the booths where repolling will be conducted fall under the Vadgam seat where polling was suspended after ink marks were found on the election symbol of Independent candidate Jignesh Mevani on the EVM and a BJP candidate raised an objection.

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Punjab municipal polls on Sunday, all arrangements made

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Chandigarh, Dec 16: Punjab’s State Election Commission has made all arrangements for the smooth conduct of municipal polls on Sunday.

The ruling Congress, main opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance are contesting the polls December 17.

It would be the first big electoral outing for all three after the assembly elections in March.

“The process of voting to elect representatives to three municipal corporations and 29 municipal councils and Nagar Panchayats would begin on Sunday at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.,” a spokesman of the State Election Commission said on Saturday.

The results will be declared on Sunday evening.

Polling would be held for the municipal corporations of Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala.

The election for the municipal corporation of Punjab’s largest city, Ludhiana, was not being held as the electoral rolls were not updated.

Polling would also be held for 327 wards of the 29 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats.

Candidates in 90 wards have won unopposed, the spokesman said.

There would be a total of 873 polling stations in the state, having 1,938 polling booths. A total of 8,000 election staff and 15,500 police personnel would perform duties at these polling stations.

The Akali Dal-BJP and AAP have accused the ruling Congress of misusing its power in the run-up to the municipal polls.

A total of 413 candidates are in the fray in 85 wards of Amritsar where 769,153 voters will exercise their franchise.

In Jalandhar, 305 candidates are in the fray from 80 wards. The number of voters there is 560,261. In Patiala, election will be held in 57 wards in which 260,664 voters can exercise their franchise.

This is the first big election in the state after the Congress government, led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, came to power after assembly poll results in March.

The Congress won 77 out of 117 seats in the assembly. The AAP finished second with 20 seats.

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