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          after conquering Punjab, aaP makes big

          mark in rajya sabha and eyes rajasthan

         The AAP government has said that in all the government offices the portraits of Bhagat Singh

                                      and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar will be installed

        OuR BuREAu

              ll  the  five  nominees  of  the
              Aam Admi Party (AAP),
        Aincluding former cricketer
        Harbhajan Singh were on Thursday
        elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha.
        With AAP registering a landslide
        victory in the recently-concluded
        Punjab elections and the party win-
        ning 92 out of 117 seats in the state
        Assembly, the election of AAP can-
        didates into the Upper House of Par-
        liament was a certainty. Five out of
        the seven Rajya Sabha seats in Pun-
        jab will become vacant on April 9.
            AAP nominated former crick-
        eter Harbhajan Singh, Delhi MLA
        Raghav  Chadha  who  is  also AAP
        co-in-charge of Punjab, IIT Delhi
        Professor Sandeep Pathak, Chancel-
        lor of Lovely Professional University
        Ashok Mittal and founder of Krish-
        na Pran Breast Cancer Care Charita-
        ble Trust Sanjeev Arora to these five
        vacant seats from Punjab.
            Returning  Officer-cum-Secre-
        tary, Punjab Vidhan Sabha Surind-
        er Pal said that as no candidate had
        withdrawn his nomination till March        Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
        24, the last day for doing so, Sandeep
        Kumar Pathak and Raghav Chadha
        (first cycle), Harbhajan Singh, Ashok                                                                 on the occasion of Shaheed Diwas.
        Mittal and Sanjeev Arora (second                                                                      The WhatsApp helpline number  is
        cycle) were declared unopposed as                                                                     9501200200.
        winners.                                                                                                  After Bhagwant Mann had
            Congress leaders Partap Singh                                                                     sworn in as chief minister on March
        Bajwa and SS Dullo, BJP’s Shwait                                                                      16, he had announced that the gov-
        Malik, SAD’s Naresh Gujral and SS                                                                     ernment will launch a helpline to
        Dhindsa from SAD-Sanyukt are the                                                                      curb  corruption  in  the  state.  He
        five Rajya Sabha MPs who are retir-                                                                   said that WhatsApp number will
        ing from the Rajya Sabha.                                                                             be his personal number and people
            The term of SAD’s Balwinder                                                                       can send videos or audios and lodge
        Singh Bhunder and Congress lead-                                                                      complaints as he will personally look
        er Ambika Soni, who are also Rajya                                                                    into every corruption case.
        Sabha MPs from Punjab, will end on                                                                        Mann said, “On Shaheed Diwas
        July 4. Elections to these two seats    AAP leader Raghav Chaddha (center) has now gone to Rajya Sabha (ANI Photo)  (Martyrs’ Day), we are launching the
        would be held later this year.                                                                        anti-corruption helpline number to-
            Raghav Chadha on Thursday     nominated Chadha for Rajya Sabha   party’s co-incharge for Punjab.  day where you can lodge complaints
        tendered his resignation from Del-  from  Punjab.  Chadha  is  an  MLA   Meanwhile, the Punjab govern-  and we will take action accordingly.”
        hi Legislative Assembly to Speak-  from Delhi’s Rajinder Nagar As-  ment on Wednesday launched an an-     Mann  took  the  oath  of  office
        er Ram Niwas Goel. The AAP has    sembly constituency while also being   ti-corruption action helpline number   Continued at next page... >>

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