Congress attributes Jakhar’s defeat to Deol’s stardom

Thursday, 06/06/2019

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/congress-attributes-jakhar-s-defeat-to-deol-s-stardom/783619.html

Gurdaspur : In the preliminary analysis of the Lok Sabha elections by the Congress, party MLAs attributed Sunil Jakhar’s defeat to actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol’s stardom.

“Voters got bedazzled by the actor’s sheer presence. He managed huge leads from the Hindu-dominated seats of Sujanpur, Bhoa, Pathankot and Dinanagar, where there is also a strong presence of ex-servicemen. Located near the International Border, anti-Pakistan sentiment always runs high here. To maximise the vote-catching potential, the BJP, in a politically insightful move, asked local cable operators to screen movies such as ‘Border’ and ‘Gadar’. Reason enough why the actor, playing on the emotions of voters, notched up lead of 30,000 votes,” said a Congress legislator.

In Pathankot, the Pepsi bottling plant, inaugurated jointly by CM Capt Amarinder Singh and Sunil Jakhar a few months ago, was said to be a sure vote catcher because of the employment it generated. However, starry-eyed voters rejected employment and accepted adulation. In Sujanpur, the emotionally surcharged Mukteshwar caves issue was supposed to rope in the Rajput voters for the Congress but these calculations, too, went off in a tangent as voters backed the hero in Deol.

People were so overawed that a whopping 2.7 lakh votes got shifted from the Congress fold to the BJP in 18 months. In the 2017 bypoll, Jakhar trounced BJP’s Swaran Salaria by 1.93 lakh votes but this time, he lost by 82,000 votes. “Deol remained clueless about the problems and issues of the constituency. However, his party did exceptionally well to market him through his movie dialogues.”

Punjab Politics News

Punjab General News

RANA GURJIT SINGH INAUGURATES MARKFED SALES BOOTH AT LOHIAN

Thursday, 01/08/2019

https://www.brightpunjabexpress.com/index.php/2019/07/31/rana-gurjit-singh-inaugurates-markfed-sales-booth-at-lohian/

Jalandhar : In a major step to boost the rural economy besides providing employment to youth in villages, MARKFED has launched a sale booth in Lohian, which would, provides more than 100 eatable items.

 

NRI NEWS

Indian-Americans urge Trump to ‘fully support’ India on Kashmir

Sunday, 04/08/2019

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/diaspora/indian-americans-urge-trump-to-fully-support-india-on-kashmir/813832.html

Washington : The Indian-American community in the US has urged the Trump administration to “fully support” India’s decision to revoke the constitutional provision that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir and to continue to exert pressure on Pakistan to end its support to cross-border terrorism.