05052019-btd-01.qxd 5/4/2019 11:27 PM Page 1 c m y b Bathinda TRIBUNE LAB REPORTS GATHER DUST AS PATIENTS FAIL TO TURN UP A majority of patients have not been collecting their reports from the laboratory at the civil hospital. FORECAST SUNNY INBRIEF FOUR HURT IN ROAD MISHAPS Bathinda: Four persons were injured in separate road mishaps in the city. Sanju Kumar and Raj Kumar of Bhucho Mandi were injured in a collision between two motorcycles on the Barnala by-pass road near Cantt police station. After getting the information, volunteers of NGO Naujawan Welfare Society reached the spot and rushed the injured to the civil hospital. In another incident, an aged person, Amardas, was hit by a speeding motorcycle from behind. Volunteers of NGO Sahara Welfare Society took him to the civil hospital. Meanwhile, a rashly driven car rammed into an autorickshaw on the Ganpati railway flyover around 10.30 pm on Friday night. The autorickshaw driver, Ravi, a resident of Lal Singh Basti, was injured seriously in the mishap. Workers of NGO Sahara took Ravi to the civil hospital. TNS PAGE 2 BOLLYWOOD STAR'S OLD VIDEO GOES VIRAL PAGE 3 As Akshay comments on his citizenship, an old video goes viral wherein he terms Toronto his home. MAX 41°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39°C | MIN 21°C SUNSET SUNDAY 7:10 PM SUNDAY | 5 MAY 2019 | BATHINDA Candidates’ kin take to campaigning LOK SABHA POLLS 2019 Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, May 4 As the Lok Sabha election campaigning gains momentum, candidates are making every possible effort to woo voters in the constituency. The hustle-bustle of campaigning and sloganeering is also captivating every eye in the district. Making a robust attempt to give a boost to poll campaign of their near and dear ones, family members and relatives of all major candidates, Harsimrat Kaur Badal of the SAD, Amrinder Singh ‘Raja Warring’ of the Congress, Sukhpal Singh Khaira of PEP and Baljinder Kaur of AAP , have come out to seek vote. Bikram Singh Majithia, senior SAD leader and brother of SAD candidate Harsimrat, is camping at Bathinda and holding public meetings in her sister’s favour. He is also making strategies for the poll campaign. It is learnt that Majithia is looking after urban areas of Bathinda city and Mansa city, whereas Harsimrat is campaigning in rural areas so far. Apart from Majithia, Harsimrat’s husband SAD president Sukhbir Singh PDA candidate Sukhpal Singh Khaira’s wife Jatinder Khaira campaigns in Bathinda constituency. TRIBUNE PHOTO Badal, who is himself contesting from Ferozepur constituency, is also making rounds of Bathinda off and on to campaign for her wife. Parkash Singh Badal is also expected to hit the campaign road and seek votes for his daughter-in-law, who is contesting for the third time from Bathinda. Amrita Warring, wife of Congress candidate Raja Warring is also campaigning hard these days despite the hot weather. Since the ticket has been Cool relief announced by the party, Amrita is holdings at least 17-18 public meetings in the villages and city daily. Her campaign starts at 9 am daily and ends late in the night. Raja Warring’s brother-in-law is also managing things in the city. It is learnt that Warring’s sister, who is settled abroad, is also coming to campaign for him. PEP president and PDA candidate Sukhpal Khaira’s wife Jatinder Kaur Khaira and son Mehtab have also jumped in for poll campaign. Both hold around 10 public meetings separately in the constituency. AAP candidate Baljinder Kaur’s husband Sukhraj Singh Bal is also campaigning along with her in the constituency. Shortage of gunny bags choking mandis: Harsimrat DIESEL ~65.54 Tribune News Service Khaira meets rape victim; police book 2 Tribune News Service Bathinda, May 4 The Bathinda police have booked two persons in a case of rape of a minor girl. In a statement given to the Canal Colony police, a 15-year-old girl of a Bathinda village said that on April 29 her parents, both labourers, left for work and her brother went to school. Around 9 am, her cousin’s friend Satvir Kaur, a resident of Bir Talab, called on her mother’s phone and said she should meet Jassi at Bargadi. Satvir said she would get the victim’s marriage solemnised with Jassi as the latter was her friend. When the victim reached Bargadi at 11 am, Satvir Kaur also reached there. Jassi did not come but Satvir told her that at 2 pm, Vicky, a friend of the latter, would come and he will drop her at Bathinda. She alleged that at 4.30 pm, Vicky took her on his motorcycle to Gidderbaha after which he took her to some hotel room in Bathinda at 8 pm. Jassi was present there. He made her drink water mixed with some intoxicant and she fell unconscious, after which the accused raped her. At midnight, he left her in the hotel room. Meanwhile, PDA candidate Sukhpal Singh Khaira visited the Civil Hospital on Saturday and inquired about the health of the victim. He demanded justice for the victim. PAGE 4 Shivdasani, Limbachiyaa and Punit Pathak to dress up like female and gossip for a few minutes. SUNRISE MONDAY 5:43 AM FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.92 SOME FUN IN SAREES ON KHATRA KHATRA KHATRA Women relish sugarcane juice to beat the heat in Bathinda on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA Warring asks why Badal sought apology in Lambi speech Bathinda, May 4 Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday alleged that the Congress government’s negligence in failing to procure gunny bags had choked the grain markets in her constituency, besides stalling the wheat procurement process, resulting in misery to the farmers. Stating that Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh was solely responsible for the hardships being faced by the farming community, she said the farmers had a right to know why their Chief Minister had let them down. “Raja Saheb, you are accountable to the people. You should tell the farmers why your government failed to procure gunny bags in advance by placing orders in time. You are still not paying attention to this problem, leave aside identifying those responsible for this lapse and taking strict action against them. This needs to be condemned.” The Bathinda MP said she was receiving complaints from all mandis in the constituency, including Bhucho, Naruana and Kaljharani besides the local mandi, that despite complaints to the staff, no attempt was being made to lift wheat. Farmers were complaining that the procurement process had also been delayed. “Even the commission agents are suffering due to lack of lifting,” she added. Stating that she was pained at the suffering of the farmers, Harsimrat urged the Chief Minister to make arrangements for gunny bags on an urgent basis. Extra staff should be deputed simultaneously at the mandis to help in the process of lifting of grain as well as smooth procurement. SAYS RECEIVED COMPLAINTS ■ The Bathinda MP said she was receiving complaints from all mandis in the constituency, including Bhucho, Naruana and Kaljharani besides the local mandi, that despite complaints to the staff, no attempt was being made to lift wheat. Farmers were complaining that the procurement process had also been delayed ■ Harsimrat said she was pained at the suffering of the farmers. She urged the CM to make arrangements for gunny bags on an urgent basis. Extra staff should be deputed simultaneously at the mandis to help in the process of lifting of grain as well as smooth procurement, she said Says Badals should accept failure in curbing sacrilege incidents Archit Watts Tribune News Service Lambi (Muktsar), May 4 A day after former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal sought an apology from the voters at the end of his speech while canvassing in favour of his daughter-in-law Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Congress nominee Amrinder Singh ‘Raja Warring’ on Saturday said Badal should have told people for which mistake he was seeking apology. Warring said, “I respect Badal Sahib as he is an elderly man. But he should have told public for which mistake he was seeking an apology. He should have told that he sought apology for the sacrilege incidents during their tenure and for failing to control it. The Badals first went to Harmandir Sahib and performed sewa for the same reason, but they still don’t say it directly. They should seek apology by saying directly and Sukhbir should perform sewa for at least 10 years to seek apology for his anti-Panthic acts.” Notably, Badal at Burj Sidhwan village had yesterday said, “Maade haan, changey haan, kush vi nahi, tuhade haan. Ethey hi rehna hai, tuhade naal hi milna hai, mel milaap hona hai. Asi nahi koi ke odhar bhajj jaiye. Koi kito bhej dende hai. Oh election to baad ta kise ne aana nahi, na tuhada haal puchhna hai, na kise bandey nu jaande hai. Es layi meri tuhanu benti hai ke eho jeha es vaari ehna nu sabak sikhao ke koi mud ke eh na kahe ke asi hun Dilliyo, Chandigarho ya hor kise baharle thaan to bhejna hai. Ehi meri tuhade kol benati hai, je koyi galti hoyi hove ta tuhade to maafi mang laange, aavde parivar to maafi mangna kehda koi maadi gall hai.” Meanwhile, speaking about the Congress government’s performance in state, Warring said, “We waived the debt of nearly 8.5 lakh farmers, whereas the Badals did nothing. Further, our government broke the chain of drug smuggling, stopped gang wars. Besides, farmers just didn’t get a good yield, they got better prices for their crop too. On the other hand, SADBJP and NDA governments only brought inflation, you can see the price of a LPG cylinder for example.” Warring was touring village in the Lambi Assembly segment on Saturday. Meanwhile, the SAD too finalised the tour progaramme of Sukhbir Singh Badal and Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who would be visiting villages in Lambi on May 9 and 11, respectively. Harsimrat Kaur Badal visits the mandi in Bathinda on Saturday. AAP candidate faces people’s wrath in Faridkot village Tribune News Service A resident of Khachda village in Faridkot, with folded hands, asks AAP candidate Sadhu Singh to leave the village on Friday. Faridkot, May 4 For his alleged poor accessibility during the past five years, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Faridkot Lok Sabha (reserve) seat, Prof Sadhu Singh is facing difficulty in canvassing in some villages. During his visit to Khachda village of Faridkot on Friday, the sitting MP had to face embarrassing moments when local residents declined to receive him at the entry of the village and asked him to leave without addressing any meeting to seek votes. Standing with folded hands at the entry of the village, the residents received the AAP candidate with grudges and complaints. They complained that despite supporting him in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and him winning the seat, the MP had never visited their village in the past five years. During the 2014 elections, Sadhu Singh had promised heaven and earth, just to buy votes, they alleged. c m y b Joginder Singh, one of the residents, rued that once he was elected, he forgot every promise that he had made. Like all other political leaders, power made him arrogant and snooty towards the people he was supposed to be representing. Residents alleged that in the past five years, he did nothing good for the village and now at election time, he was back to beg for votes. Like all other political leaders, Sadhu Singh had also turned opportunistic, reaching the people only at the time of voting, they alleged. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the AAP candidate was followed by hordes of students and youth. But this time, the number of followers in the AAP caravan is largely thin or missing. Besides the declining number of voluntary supporters, the AAP is facing fund crunch as NRIs and locals are not much enthusiastic about loosening their purse-strings to give funds to the AAP . While Sadhu Singh claimed that such opposi- tion was created by the Opposition parties, in the absence of enthusiasm and visible hordes of supporters, the AAP candidate would face difficulty in retaining his seat this time. The Faridkot Lok Sabha seat has nine assembly segments in Bathinda, Faridkot, Moga and Muktsar districts. Prof Sadhu Singh of AAP had an impressive victory in seven of the nine assembly segments of the parliamentary constituency in 2014. In the 2017 assembly elections, the AAP can- (Sadhu ❝Once heelected, he Singh) was forgot every promise that he had made. Like all other political leaders, power made him arrogant and snooty towards the people he was supposed to be representing. ❞ Joginder Singh, A RESIDENT OF KHACHDA VILLAGE didate had cornered victory only in three of these nine assembly constituencies.
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