Jagmeet Singh Brar
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Jagmeet Singh Brar (born 23 May 1958 in Bam, Muktsar District (Punjab)) is an Indian politician, lawyer, writer and poet who belongs to the Indian National Congress. He was elected to the 10th Lok Sabha in 1992 and to the 13th Lok Sabha in 1999, representing the constituency of Faridkot in Punjab. He was imprisoned during Emergency from 1975 to 1977 as a student leader studying at Government college Muktsar in Punjab. Courted arrest many times on political issues.[clarification needed] He spent seven months in Bathinda jail from 1979 to 1980 against Akali government. A totally fake case was registered against him leading a kissan movement in Faridkot.[clarification needed] He defeated Sukhbir singh Badal deputy CM Punjab in the 1999 Lok Sabha elections from Faridkot. Parkash singh Badal was CM at that time and Sukhbir, a union Minister.
He holds an M.A. and LL.B. from Punjabi University in Patiala.
He remained Member of the Congress Working Committee from 2005 to 2012. First as a special invitee and then a permanent invitee to the working committee. Mr. Brar quit the congress party on 5 January 2015 due to his differences with the congress party leadership at the central and Punjab level after serving the congress party for a long period of over 35 years.
- Parliament of India: Biographical Sketch - Jagmeet Singh Brar
- Business Standard, BSCAL 2 December 1996: Jagmeet Singh Brar returns to Congress
- Interview of Jagmeet Brar on YPDTV - A Punjabi online TV channel from California
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