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 |
|Political party||Akali Dal|
|Spouse(s)||Harsimrat Kaur Badal|
|Children||Harleen Kaur, Gurleen Kaur and Anantbir Singh|
|As of 22 September, 2006|
Sukhbir Singh Badal (born 9 July 1962) is the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab. 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
Sukhbir Singh 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 U.S.A..
Sukhbir Singh Badal is a former Member of Parliament of India. He was member of the 11th and 12th Lok Sabha and represented 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-electred 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.
2012 Punjab Elections
Akali Dal-BJP combine secured victory in 2012 Punjab elections, beating anti-incumbency for the first time in Punjab. Sukhbir was re-elcted from Jalalabad and continue to remain 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. The couple has 2 daughters namely Harleen Kaur, Gurleen Kaur and a son Anantbir Singh.
- Bains, Satinder (2008-01-31). "Sukhbir Badal becomes youngest president of Shiromani Akali Dal". Punjab Newsline. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
- 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
- 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