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War over presidentship in DCC rages onSanjay Sehgal

War over presidentship in DCC rages on

Party leaders write to high command seeking ‘one man-one post’ rule in the party22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: The war over presidentship in the District Congress Committee (DCC) has moved further, with party’s leaders shooting off letters to the party high command.

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, February 18

The war over presidentship in the District Congress Committee (DCC) has moved further, with party’s leaders shooting off letters to the party high command.

Senior vice-chairman of the RTI cell of the party Sanjay Sehgal today wrote an open letter to the AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi, suggesting him to enforce the “one man-one post” rule in the party.

In an attempt which apparently aims to hit out against DCC (urban) president Rajinder Beri, Sehgal has written, “The Congress leaders, who are holding influential posts by being seated on the chair of the councillor for decades, for rendering services as DCC president for more than three years and now by giving MLA ticket, should rather be thankful to the party for giving so much respect. But such leaders are still looking back to sit on the chair of the DCC president.” While Beri has been a councillor earlier, his wife Uma Beri is now the sitting councillor. He had been given ticket from the Jalandhar Central seat.

Sehgal further writes, “The AICC incorporated the ‘one man-one post’ rule in the party constitution at its Surajkund session in 1994. As the organisation rule was being repeatedly broken in the Jalandhar Congress Committee, PCC Punjab affairs in charge Asha Kumari should ensure that the ‘one-man one-post rule’ is followed here”.

The Congress leader makes more suggestions, “Being staunch Congressmen, it is our duty to follow the party constitution. We should sacrifice personal ambitions when we have already served as president of the DCC. Since the Punjab Assembly polls are over, the party has to focus on the upcoming civic elections which are due this year. A number of experienced youths are willing to contest the civic elections. Leaders, those who will be elected as MLA, should now leave the post of councillor for party workers.”

“As per the constitution and rules of the Indian National Congress, the president of a Congress committee shall have the authority to appoint an acting president for a short period from among the vice-presidents. It is a breach of discipline as per the constitution and rules of the Indian National Congress by deliberately acting or carrying on propaganda against the party programmes. The Congress Committee or office-bearers should not lower the prestige of the party in any way,” he concluded.

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4 booked for dowry, torture

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

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JALANDHAR: The CIA staff today recovered 3 kg of opium from the Mithapur road.

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Want to show my versatility to audience: Ginni Mahi

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CADD workshop on solid-works organised

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Mechanical engineering department of the Lyallpur Khalsa College of Engineering (LKCE) organised a CADD workshop on solid-works.

Shirtless, parents protest against school over fee hike

Shirtless, parents protest against school over fee hike

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JALANDHAR: The fathers of students, studying in Shiv Jyoti School, today held a protest in the morning by taking off their shirts against the school administration for allegedly hiking the fee and restricting those students from appearing in the examinations who have failed to deposit the annual charges.

Bhardwaj is Cantonment Board VP

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JALANDHAR: Suresh Bhardwaj, councillor from ward number 2 in the Cantonment area has been appointed the new vice-president of Jalandhar Cantonment Board (JCB).

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At BD Arya Girls College, Jalandhar Cantt, a one-week workshop on web designing was organised by the post graduate department of computer science and application.

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Shop burgled

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A shop was burgled near the Sugar Mill Chowk on Sunday night.

Women’s Day meeting

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JALANDHAR: The Janwadi Istari Sabha Punjab today decided to organise a state-level conference on March 8, International Women’s Day, in which domestic women workers from across the state will be participating.

Dowry victim stages dharna in Phagwara

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

PHAGWARA: Residents of Shivpuri Mohalla along with a dowry victim, Gurdeep Kaur, and her father Tersem Lal, today staged a dharna before the SP Office demanding to book in-laws of the victim.

Former Ambassador dwells on Sino-India relations

Former Ambassador dwells on Sino-India relations

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: DAV College, Jalandhar, in association with ML Sondhi Memorial Trust organised a symposium on “Current dimensions of global role of China and India-China relations”.

32,335 appear across 463 centresPSEB class v, viii exams

32,335 appear across 463 centres

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JALANDHAR: As many as 32,335 students of Class V and VIII appeared for the exams which began today.

Foreign education consultant faces protest

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: A foreign education consultant company office at Kartarpur here today faced a protest by people who had allegedly given the office lakhs of rupees for their migration to Canada.

Farmers approach DC on seed pricing

21 Feb 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: An organisation related to potato growers today approached the Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, complaining that private seeds retailers increase the prices of seeds of sunflower, muskmelon and maize every year.

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