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Parkash Singh Badal to remain Punjab CM

Parkash Singh Badal invites Jayalalithaa

Amrinder Singh scolded for party’s rout

Newcomers in Punjab politics

14 women enter Punjab Assembly

The political odyssey of Punjab

The political domain of Punjab has always been dominated by the Akali Dal and Indian National Congress.  The pre-Independence and post partition dynamics of Punjab politics has been a witness to spate of incidences like India-Pakistan partition, Punjabi Suba movement, Anandpur Sahib Resolution and Operation Bluestar. The events cast their shadow on the Punjab politics and led to the emergence of Sikh dominated party and coalition politics.

Pre-Independence Punjab politics
Before Independence, the Punjab politics was dominated by ‘Unionist Party’, referred as Zamindara Party. In the 1937 elections, Sir Sikander Hyat Khan was appointed as the premier of Punjab. During his tenure, he entered into a pact with Jinnah, the president of the Muslim League.  MORE