The party appears to have been left with fewer options ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the plausible one seems to be reconciliation with the time-tested ally, the BJP.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday asserted that the preparation of a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and its implementation throughout the country will have an adverse impact on minority and tribal communities.
The BJP thought a hung Assembly would emerge, but the Congress won a landslide victory. Therefore, strengthening the Karnataka unit is crucial.
A Congress stronghold, Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat remained with the Congress since 1999. This reserved seat fell vacant after Congress' Member of Parliament (MP), Santokh Singh Chaudhary (76), died of a heart attack during Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Punjab this January.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and a host of other leaders condoled the demise of former Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday.
They were formally inducted into the saffron camp in the presence of senior BJP leaders at the party's national headquarters in the Capital on Sunday.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday exposed a Rs 200-crore liquor scam in the Excise Department in Punjab and demanded a CBI probe into the fraud and arrest of all guilty on the same pattern as followed in Delhi.
A1985-batch former Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer, Jagmohan Singh Raju (59), joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Punjab before the February 2022 Assembly polls after 35 years of service.
Exuding confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will come to power in Punjab, former Chief Minister and BJP leader Captain Amarinder Singh