Sunil Kumar Jakhar

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Sunil Kumar Jakhar (born 9 February 1954) is an Indian Politician and President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Elected consecutively three times from Abohar constituency (2002-2017), he was a Leader of opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha from 2012-2017. He is a member of the Indian National Congress(INC).[1] He was elected from Gurdaspur, Punjab to the Lok Sabha the lower house of Indian parliament in a by-election.[2]

Sunil Kumar Jakhar
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President Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee
Assumed office
April 2017
Preceded byAmarinder Singh
Member of Punjab Legislative Assembly
In office
2002 - 2017
Preceded byRam Kumar Goyal
Succeeded byArun Narang
Leader of opposition in Punjab Legislative Assembly
In office
14 March 2012 - 11 December 2015
Preceded byRajinder Kaur Bhattal
Succeeded byCharanjit Singh Channi
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
15 December 2017 – 18 June 2019
Preceded byVinod Khanna
Succeeded bySunny Deol
Personal details
Born (1954-02-09) 9 February 1954 (age 66)
Pankosi, Punjab, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
ParentsBalram Jakhar
ResidencePankosi, Punjab, India

Political careerEdit

He first became a member of Punjab Vidhan Sabha from Abohar in 2002. In 2007 and 2012, he was re-elected from Abohar. he became member of parliament after winning a by-election in Gurdaspur.


On 7 January 2017, Jakhar sent a complaint to the Punjab chief election officer alleging that local Shiromani Akali Dal leader Shivlal Doda and his nephew Waris / others used seven different mobile numbers while in a Fazilka prison.[3]


  1. ^ "Our Representatives".
  2. ^ "Congress's Sunil Jakhar wins Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll by huge margin". Vibhor Mohan. Times of India. 15 October 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
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Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Vinod Khanna
Member of Parliament

2017 – 2019
Succeeded by
Sunny Deol
Party political offices
Preceded by
Amarinder Singh
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee

2017 – present