KEEPING TABS ON POWER POLITICS IN PUNJAB , HARYANA, HIMACHAL PRADESH AND JAMMU AND KASHMIR
former chief minister visited a local hospital in Ludhiana, the other day, to ask about the health of a party worker undergoing treatment there. He was offered grapes and papaya. The five-time former CM relished papaya, but he did not eat grapes. On being asked by a supporter as to why he was not having grapes, Badal said the fruit did not suit him. “Grapes are sweet and I am diabetic,” he said. No wonder he remains SAD’S best bet at the ripe age of 91. take a stroll back home,” he says. All for a healthy lifestyle! Modi and later the party leaders organized a celebration for the win at Chandigarh. The newly found confidence of the state BJP, however, has given rise to speculations of the ruling party going in for early assembly polls in the state. While senior party leaders, including Khattar, have denied early assembly polls, the opposition parties are expecting the dissolution of the Vidhan Sabha soon after the budget session this month. The Election Commission is expected to announce the schedule for the Lok Sabha polls in March.
Parkash Singh Badal