Sukhbir Singh Badal is a renowned Indian politician who has been serving the nation in this field for over a decade. 59-year-old, Badal is the president of the prominent Sikh political party, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). He is currently serving as a Member of Parliament from Ferozepur. Badal also served as Deputy CM of Punjab from 2009 to 2017, former MP from Faridkot and also former MP of Rajya Sabha (2001 to 2004). He was a Minister of State for Industry in 2nd Vajpayee Ministry during 1998 to 1999. He became the President of Akali Dal in Jan 2008. Badal was not a Member of Punjab Vidhan Sabha in 2009. Then, he resigned in July upon the completion of 6-month period available for contesting elections for the assembly, during which he didn’t contest any elections. He was again appointed as Deputy CM in Aug 2009 after winning by-elections from Jalalabad Assembly Constituency. In 2017, he again contested from Jalalabad and defeated Bhagwat Singh Mann of Aam Aadmi Party. In 2019, he contested for the Lok sabha seat from Ferozepur and got elected. Sukhbir Badal was born on July 09, 1962 in Faridkot. He is the son of Parkash Singh Badal who has been a reigning CM of Punjab. His mother's name is Surinder Kaur. Sukhbir Badal has completed his education from The Lawrence School, Sanawar. He completed his higher studies (MA Hons School in Economics) from Panjab University, Chandigarh from 1980-1984 and an MBA from California State University, Los Angeles, United States. For the upcoming Punjab Assembly polls 2022, Badal's party had forged an alliance with Bahujan Samaj Party in June this year. As per the seat-sharing arrangement, the Mayawati-led BSP will fight 20 out of the 117 Assembly seats in Punjab while the rest will be contested by SAD.read more
Sukhbir Singh Badal, while addressing a gathering in Pathankot's Sujanpur, asserted that Punjabis will not let outsiders govern them and will place their trust in the SAD, which represents the regional aspirations.
Badal alleged that the Congress governments first tried “to break our spirit through tanks and mortars”.
Sukhbir Singh Badal's remarks come amid state-owned utility PSPCL saying that up to three-hour daily power cut will remain in the state till October 13. Severe coal shortage has forced the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to cut down power generation and impose load shedding.
The Punjab Congress president criticised the Badals in a press conference held in Chandigarh.
The Shiromani Akali Dal had announced to observe September 17 as "black day" on the completion of one year of the enactment of the three laws.
The SAD president said Chandigarh was an inseparable part of Punjab and should be transferred to the parent state as soon as possible.
SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday appeared before a special investigation team (SIT) probing the 2015 Kotkapura police firing incident.
The Shiromani Akali Dal and Congress workers on Tuesday clashed with each other in Jalalabad town of Punjab.
According to reports, the 65-year-old also left a suicide note stating that "he couldn't see the ordeal of farmers who are sitting on the outskirts of the national capital protesting against the recently-passed farm laws".
Launching a scathing attack on the BJP over farmers' protest against the three central farm laws, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday dubbed the saffron party as "real tukde tukde gang" and accused it of setting Hindus against Sikhs in Punjab.
As farmers protests against new farm laws continues to intense even when talks with the Centre are going on, NDA's former ally Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday hit out at the BJP after a party leader had compared protesting farmers with Khalistanis.
Two days after the three Bills that aimed to negate the Central farm laws were passed by the legislative Assembly in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday rejected them, saying the ruling Congress played fraud with the farmers.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal on Saturday asked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to tell Punjabis why he had played a "fixed match" to facilitate the passage of the three "anti-farmer" agricultural Bills in Parliament.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said that his party alliance with the BJP in Punjab is bound by emotions and is intact. Addressing the media, Badal said "the SAD-BJP alliance is not just a political alliance. It is bound by emotions, for peace, the future, and interests of Punjab and the country. There were some misunderstandings that have been sorted out."
During the police investigation, it was learnt that a person from Austria had hatched a conspiracy to kill Badal during his visit to Golden Temple in Amritsar. However, the plan failed after Badal arrived at the Golden Temple with tight security.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal Monday demanded that Chandigarh should be made the capital solely of Punjab, rather being a union territory and the capital of both Punjab and Haryana.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday accused Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of "reneging" on poll promises and claimed the Congress leader's career will end after his party loses the Lok Sabha elections.
The march, led by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, started from Gurudwara Pratapganj and ended outside Parliament Street police station.
According to media report, a Cabinet minister would harrass the officer by sending obscene messages. He stopped for a while upon receiving warning from the officer but again started texting her over a month ago.
On Sunday, he had said that in Haryana Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will contest the parliamentary and state assembly elections independently next year.