With Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announcing that his cabinet would be expanded after Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly election results, lobbying in the party to secure a berth in his Cabinet has peaked. The expansion, nine months after Amarinder’s government taking over, is being seen as a part of his strategy to silence his detractors and placate some MLAs who had started to raise voices of dissent.
Having denied protocol to Canadian minister of Indian origin Harjit Singh Sajjan earlier in April, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is ready to extend a warm welcome to Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, who is expected to visit India early next year. Amarinder had courted a controversy when he had refused to meet Sajjan, the Candian Defence Minister, during his visit to the country in April saying he was a sympathiser of Khalistanis.
It has been four months since Justice (retd) J S Narang commission recommended cancellation of two controversial sand mines linked to Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh’s former employees and close aides. While the commission gave a clean chit to the minister, it recommended action against certain officers of mining department for procedural anomalies. Justice Narang had completed the probe in 72 days and submitted his report to the state government on August 10.
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Selecting a term
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