Former Bureaucrat Som Parkash Among First-Timers In PM Modi's Cabinet
Friday, May 31, 2019, 7:28 AM
BJP-leader Som Parkash, lawmaker elected from the constituency of Hoshiarpur in Punjab was sworn in as Minister-of-State at PM Modi's oath-ceremony in Delhi. Som Parkash is a retired IAS-officer and served as the Deputy Commissioner of Jalandhar. A prominent Dalit face in Punjab''s Doaba region, Som Parkash won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with 42 per cent of the vote in the reserved constituency.
BJP Committed "Cow Slaughter": Union Minister On Being Denied Poll Ticket
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7:31 AM
Reacting angrily at being denied renomination from Punjab's Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat, Union Minister Vijay Sampla Tuesday said the BJP has committed "cow slaughter". BJP Thursday picked up its Phagwara MLA Som Prakash for the Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat, denying Mr Sampla an election ticket. Mr Sampla vented his anger in a series of tweets, hitting out at the party.