Sukhbir Singh Badal

Sukhbir Singh Badal (born 9 July 1962) is an Indian politician and President of Shiromani Akali Dal, and is currently a member of Parliament from the Ferozpur.[1] He served as Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab from 2009 to 2017. He is the son of Parkash Singh Badal, who has served several times as Chief Minister of Punjab.

Sukhbir Singh Badal
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Badal in Ludhiana, India in 2014
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded bySher Singh Ghubaya
ConstituencyFirozpur
In office
2004–2009
Preceded byJagmeet Singh Brar
Succeeded byParamjit Kaur Gulshan
ConstituencyFaridkot
In office
1996–1999
Preceded byJagmeet Singh Brar
Succeeded byJagmeet Singh Brar
ConstituencyFaridkot
Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab
In office
10 August 2009 – 11 March 2017
Preceded byRajinder Kaur Bhattal
Succeeded byVacant
In office
21 January 2009 – 1 July 2009
Union Minister of State for Industry
In office
19 March 1998 – 12 October 1999
Preceded byMurasoli Maran
Succeeded byMurasoli Maran
Member of Punjab Legislative Assembly
In office
August 2009 – May 2019
Preceded bySher Singh Ghubaya
Succeeded byRaminder Singh Awla
ConstituencyJalalabad
Personal details
Born
Sukhbir Singh Dhillon

(1962-07-09) 9 July 1962 (age 58)
Faridkot, Punjab, India
Political partyShiromani Akali Dal
Spouse(s)Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Children3
FatherParkash Singh Badal
ResidenceChandigarh
Websitehttp://sukhbirsinghbadal.co.in
As of 22 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Early life and educationEdit

Sukhbir Badal was born on 9 July 1962 in Faridkot. His mother's name is Surinder Kaur. Initially, he was educated at The Lawrence School, Sanawar. He completed an M.A. Hons School in Economics from Panjab University Chandigarh from 1980 to 1984 and an M.B.A from California State University, Los Angeles.[1][2]

Political careerEdit

Sukhbir Singh Badal was a member of the 11th and 12th Lok Sabha, representing Faridkot.[3][4] He was Union Minister of State for Industry in Second Vajpayee Ministry during 1998 to 1999. He was also a member of Rajya Sabha during 2001 to 2004. In 2004, he was re-elected from Faridkot for 14th Lok Sabha.[5] He became the President of Akali Dal in January 2008. A year later in January 2009, he sworn as the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab.[6] He was not the Member of Punjab Vidhan Sabha at that time. He resigned in July 2009, upon the completion of six-month period available for contesting elections for the assembly, during which he didn’t contested any elections.[7] He was again appointed Deputy Chief Minister in August 2009 after winning by-elections from Jalalabad Assembly Constituency.[8]

2012 Punjab electionsEdit

Akali Dal-BJP combined secured victory in the 2012 Punjab elections, beating anti-incumbency for the first time in Punjab.[9] Sukhbir was re-elected from Jalalabad and remained Deputy Chief Minister.[10][11] In the new government he held portfolio of Home, Governance Reforms, Housing, Excise and Taxation, Investment Promotion, Sports and Youth Services Welfare and Civil Aviation.[11] This victory and later victory in Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee elections in January 2013 elevated the position of Sukhbir Singh Badal as an important leader in politics.[12]

 
Badal with Parkash Singh Badal and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Sukhbir Badal defeated Bhagwant Mann of Aam Aadmi Party (MP Sangrur) and Ravneet Singh Bittu(MP Ludhiana) from INC in 2017 Assembly Elections, however, the SAD and BJP alliance was lost to Congress. In 2019, he was elected as Member Parliament of Ferozpur Lok Sabha Constituency by defeating Sher Singh Ghubaya of INC by securing more than 6 Lakh votes on 23 May 2019.

Controversies : Corruption and Moga molestation caseEdit

In April 2015, a teenage girl died and her mother was seriously injured when they were molested and thrown from a running bus near Gil village in Moga district.[13] The Bus was operated by Orbit aviation, a company in which Badal has stakes.[14]

Subsequently, it was revealed by news channels that the Chief Minister of Punjab gave the girls father with ₹30 lacs in compensation.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to Harsimrat Kaur Badal on 21 November 1991. She is also a politician and presently Member of Parliament of India from Bathinda (Lok Sabha constituency) since 2009 and was the union food processing minister under Prime Minister Narendra Modi until 17 May 2020.[16] His mother Surinder Kaur died on 24 May 2011 from throat and pancreatic cancer at PGIMER, Chandigarh.[17] His son Anantbir Singh Badal made his first political appearance in 2019 before Indian general election.[18]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bains, Satinder (31 January 2008). "Sukhbir Badal becomes youngest president of Shiromani Akali Dal". Punjab Newsline. Archived from the original on 28 November 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  2. ^ Distinguished Alumni Panjab University
  3. ^ STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTIONS, 1999 TO THE 11th LOK SABHA
  4. ^ STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTIONS, 1999 TO THE 12th LOK SABHA
  5. ^ STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTIONS, 2004 TO THE 14th LOK SABHA
  6. ^ Badal Jr. sworn in Deputy CM
  7. ^ Sukhbir Badal quits as Deputy CM
  8. ^ Sukhbir back as Deputy CM
  9. ^ Punjab: SAD-BJP defies anti-incumbency, wins big
  10. ^ Results Punjab State Assembly Elections 2012 Archived 6 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ a b Punjab Cabinet Ministers Portfolios 2012 Archived 3 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ How Sukhbir won the day for SAD
  13. ^ Webdesk, DNA News (2 May 2015). "Moga molestation: Punjab education minister stirs up controversy, says victim death 'god's will'". DNA India. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  14. ^ Sharma, Sandipan (1 May 2015). "Why spare the bus owners? Punjab molestation case is no different from Uber rape incident". First Post. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  15. ^ Patel, Anand Kumar (4 May 2015). "Punjab Teen Molestation Case: Family Cremates Body As Chief Minister Steps In". NDTV. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  16. ^ Badal kids miss mom but happy
  17. ^ Ch, ITGD Bureau; igarhMay 24; May 24, 2011UPDATED; Ist, 2011 20:51. "Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal's wife Surinder Kaur Badal dead". India Today. Retrieved 14 May 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  18. ^ 8 May, Neel Kamal | TNN | Updated; 2019; Ist, 9:20. "Sukhbir & Harsimrat's son makes 1st political appearance | Punjab Lok Sabha Election News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 May 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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