Sukhbir Singh Badal
|Member Parliament of India|
|Preceded by||Jagmeet Singh Brar|
|Succeeded by||Jagmeet Singh Brar|
|Preceded by||Jagmeet Singh Brar|
|Succeeded by||Paramjit Kaur Gulshan|
|Union Minister of State for Industry|
|Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab|
21 January 2009 - 1 July 2009
|Preceded by||Rajinder Kaur Bhattal|
10 August 2009 - Present
|Member of Legislative Assembly, Punjab|
August 2009 - Present
|Preceded by||Sher Singh Ghubiya|
July 9, 1962 |
Faridkot, Punjab, India
|Political party||Akali Dal|
|Spouse(s)||Harsimrat Kaur Badal|
|As of 22 September, 2006|
Sukhbir Singh Badal (born 9 July 1962) is an Indian politician who has been the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab since 2009. He is also the president of Sikh political party Shiromani Akali Dal. He is the son of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
Early life and education
Badal was born on July 9, 1962 in Faridkot. His mother's name is Surinder Kaur. Initially, he was educated at The Lawrence School, Sanawar. He completed an M.A. in Economics from Panjab University Chandigarh and an M.B.A from California State University, Los Angeles in the United States.
Sukhbir Singh Badal was member of the 11th and 12th Lok Sabha, representing Faridkot. 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. He became the President of Akali Dal in January 2008. A year later in January 2009, he was made the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab. 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 did not contest any elections. He was again appointed Deputy Chief Minister in August 2009 after winning by-elections from Jalalabad.
Controversies : Corruption and Moga molestation case
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. The Bus was operated by Orbit aviation, a company part owned by Badal.
Subsequently, it was revealed by news channels that the Chief Minister of Punjab bribed the girls father with Rs. 30 Lakh to buy his silence. 
This led to revelations of the Badal family having large stakes in companies in Punjab including Orbit aviation, Standard Tractors, Bonn Bread and Indo Canadian bus service. It also led to revelations of the involvement of Bikran Singh, the brother in law of Sukhvir Singh Badal, in the import of harmful drugs in Punjab.
2012 Punjab elections
Akali Dal-BJP combined secured victory in the 2012 Punjab elections, beating anti-incumbency for the first time in Punjab. Sukhbir was re-elected from Jalalabad and remained Deputy Chief Minister. 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. 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 Sikh politics.
He is married to Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who is also a politician and presently Member of Parliament of India from Bathinda and the union food processing minister under the prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi. The couple has two daughters and a son.
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- Distinguished Alumni Panjab University
- STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTIONS, 1999 TO THE 11th LOK SABHA
- STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTIONS, 1999 TO THE 12th LOK SABHA
- STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTIONS, 2004 TO THE 14th LOK SABHA
- Badal Jr. sworn in Deputy CM
- Sukhbir Badal quits as Deputy CM
- Sukhbir back as Deputy CM
- 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.
- 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.
- Patel, Anand Kumar (4 May 2015). "Punjab Teen Molestation Case: Family Cremates Body As Chief Minister Steps In". NDTV. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- Punjab: SAD-BJP defies anti-incumbency, wins big
- Results Punjab State Assembly Elections 2012
- Punjab Cabinet Ministers Portfolios 2012
- How Sukhbir won the day for SAD
- Badal kids miss mom but happy