After the resignation of Amarinder Singh from the top post in Punjab, months before the Legislative Assembly elections Punjab, speculation was rife that the former Chief Minister will join BJP.
Asked why so much time is being taken to announce the CLP leader, he said, "If you have to make a village sarpanch, sometimes it takes 20 days to decide".
A section of Punjab Congress leaders expressed their resentment over Amarinder Singh to party high command.
Citing inputs from Central and state agencies, corroborated by disclosures made by arrested terrorists, Amarinder said potential targets include trains, buses and Hindu temples.
Prashant Kishor stated that as he decided to take a temporary break from an active role in public life, he will not be able to discharge his duties as the Punjab CM's Principal Advisor.
Hindi cinema's 'Kind of Tragedy' passed away on Wednesday at 98 in Mumbai.
This comes after disgruntled Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu had met with party leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi.
The AAP has planned to hold the press conference at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh. However, the Punjab government denied that charge completely saying that no such permission has been denied.
"BSP and Shiromani Akali Dal have the same ideology. When we had an alliance in 1996, we had a clean sweep. It will happen this time too," added the SAD president.
The PM has been speaking to state chief ministers and lieutenant governors of union territories for the last few days to assess the pandemic situation and offer suggestions.
An official statement citing the Chief Minister said there are set norms and patterns for ticket allocation in the Congress, which are followed in all elections in all states and that Punjab was no ex
Reviewing the status of reservoirs and dams in the state, the Chief Minister expressed concern over the existing low levels of water, which, he said, was the lowest in the past 40 years.
The order is expected to lead to another face-off between the ruling Congress and opposition SAD and AAP. Both the SAD and AAP have been holding gatherings across the state.
The announcement came as Punjab's daily cases shot up to 2039 with 35 deaths on Wednesday.
Captain Amarinder Singh had been campaigning to mark the first state-election victory for the grand old party after the 2014 Lok Sabha debacle.