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SAD expels Bathinda leader

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Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal has expelled Bathinda party leader Amit Ratan over serious allegations of duping party workers. SAD senior vice-president and spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema said some persons had complained against Ratan that he had duped them on the pretext of providing business opportunities. After receiving the complaints, a fact-finding committee was constituted by the SAD president. The panel members were former minister Sikander Singh Maluka, former MLA Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu and Sarup Chand Singla. After holding a detailed inquiry, the committee found that allegations against Ratan were correct. It recommended strong action against him. TNS


Akalis slam Cong move on memorials

Chandigarh: The SAD on Thursday condemned the Congress government for handing over heritage memorials, including the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur memorial and Chhota and Vadda Ghallughara monuments, to private agencies under a public-private partnership model. In a statement here, former minister Daljit Singh Cheema said it was the responsibility of the government to maintain the heritage of the state. "Hundreds of crores have been spent to establish these memorials which came up during the SAD-BJP tenure. It is shocking that the Congress is not even ready to maintain these now and is handing them over to private parties for exploitation at will." TNS


Two held for assaulting Sikh youth

Lucknow: Two men were arrested for assaulting a Sikh youth, tossing his turban and pulling his hair in Amroha. A video of the incident has gone viral. Confirming the arrest, Amroha SP Vipin Tada said a case had been lodged based on the video that had gone viral. The men have been sent to jail and the police are investigating the case. Sikh youth Kulwinder Singh was reportedly beaten up by a group of people after two men in the Sherpur area stopped his tractor. Speaking to a news channel, Kulwinder said he was returning home on Wednesday after getting his tractor serviced when two or three men stopped him. "I thought they were asking for a lift so I stopped", he said. TNS


Asha Kumari, Jakhar to meet CM

Chandigarh: To speed up the process of announcing a new body of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), AICC general secretary and Punjab affairs incharge Asha Kumari and PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar would be meeting Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday. The new body is expected to be announced well before the end of this month. A meeting of the senior party leaders has already taken place on the issue. The revamping is being done keeping in mind various power equations within the party and the responsibility being assigned to leaders in the run to the 2022 Assembly elections. TNS



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