Capt-Jakhar ‘bhai bhai’

He minds talks of a "break-up" more than the link-up. Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh takes serious offence to any insinuation on his relationship with Leader of Opposition Sunil Jakhar. While he dismissed the statement of an Akali minister and MLAs on his Pakistani friend, he was infuriated by talks of rift between him and Jakhar over jurisdiction within and outside the Assembly. After all, unlike Jakhar's predecessor, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, the two seem to be working in perfect harmony. Time for Akali ministers to issue statements saying "Pakistani friend" now insecure over Jakhar, not Majithia!

Chautala's stick

With the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief Om Prakash Chautala languishing in a Delhi jail after being convicted on corruption charges, the party's Haryana president Ashok Arora, who addressed the media at Chautala's residence in Chandigarh, surprised journalists when he appeared with a stick that resembled the one the senior Chautala carries while walking. Realising that the stick might invite numerous queries from the media, Arora was quick to clarify that he had suffered an injury on his leg, because of which, he was walking with the stick and that there was no other reason or symbolism. After the media briefing, however, Arora went inside, and this time he did not require any stick.

New rage on Youtube

After expletives hurled by him in the Assembly went viral on YouTube, his defence on why he "showered the niceties" is the new rage. Titled 'Ma hundi ae Ma Duniyawalo', the video grab uploaded by the TV channel owned by the ruling family in Punjab shows Revenue and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia narrating the sequence of events that led to the abuse. YouTube prompts many options for viewers on Majithia - Majithia abuse, Majithia versus Rana Gurjit, Badal snubs Majithia, Why Majithia abused and so on. The highest hits have however been bagged by the video on his marriage reception — close to 2.9 lakh and counting.

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