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Manpreet not allowed to hold public meet

Manpreet not allowed to hold public meet
Kahnuwan: Ousted FM finds the venue, a gurdwara, locked; calls it a ‘sad day for democracy’ Ousted finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal was denied entry into a gurdwara at Kahnuwan in Gurdaspur district where he was scheduled to hold a public function on Sunday. As he reached the venue, Manpreet found the gates of the gurdwara locked and a large number of policemen deployed outside. Left with... 

Walk The Talk with Manpreet Badal

Walk The Talk with Manpreet Badal
On this episode of Walk The Talk, Former Finance Minister of Punjab Manpreet Badal talks to Shekhar Gupta.  Read More →
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Manpreet’s Resignation Press Conference

Manpreet's Resignation Press Conference
In this press conference, finance minister Manpreet Badal announces his resignation from his post after being suspended from the Akali Dal for “indiscipline”. He told reporters that this is end of an era for him.  Read More →

My agenda is tough, not suited to electoral policy. I’d like to prick conscience of Punjabis

My agenda is tough, not suited to electoral policy. I’d like to prick conscience of Punjabis
As the last of the television crews leave the sprawling official residence of former Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, a police posse seem uninterested in the visitors coming in still. Manpreet sits with a handful of his supporters and father Gurdas Badal, who has come to be with him in this difficult hour. Visibly tired, Manpreet says he has not slept for the past 24 hours. Excerpts from... 

Day after, calm in Manpreet’s constituency, markets shut

Day after, calm in Manpreet’s constituency, markets shut
Residents of this town and other parts of former finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s constituency, Gidderbaha, have been in a sombre mood since Wednesday and most shopkeepers have downed their shutters to express solidarity with their leader who has been suspended from the Shiromani Akali Dal and dropped from the state cabinet. The few shops that were open belonged to the supporters of Congress.... 

Punjab crisis: Subsidy Raj

As Punjab Finance Minister, Manpreet Badal was very vocal about doing away with the populist subsidy schemes in the revenue-deficit state — a stand that has now cost him his job. At the heart of his argument is the state’s debt bill which is estimated to add up to a whopping Rs 65,000 crore by March 2011. Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee reportedly assured that the Centre would agree to... 

Manpreet Badal suspended from SAD

Manpreet Badal suspended from SAD
The suspension of 48-year-old Manpreet, a four-time MLA from Gidderbaha in Faridkot district, came a day before he was to release documents pertaining to the central debt waiver. The action also came when Manpreet was stated to be in Delhi for a meeting with Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. Manpreet has been in the midst of a row in ruling SAD-BJP alliance after he supported the reported offer... 
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