New Delhi-The Cricketer turned politician from Punjab has joined Congress here today. His wife has already joined the Congress party earlier. Sidhu today met Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi here at his residence. Sidhu has been a BJP’s Member of Parliament from Punjab.
Extension of ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’; every house to have smoke-free kitchen Chandigarh, India(NewsVoir)--- Taking one step further, the central government’s Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), Punjab government is providing free gas stoves along with a connection to all the beneficiaries in the state. Under the PMUY scheme, while the Union Government is providing an LPG gas connection, the Punjab Government is also providing a free-of-cost cooking stove to the BPL families. While the Union Government is providing free-of-cost gas connections only to the Scheduled Castes and other reserved categories, families of the general category are also covered under the scheme started by the Punjab government. Thanking the central government for this unique initiative, Union Ministe