Sukhbir Singh Badal: News

Sukhbir Singh Badal is a senior leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP), and former Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab. He is the son of former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and is married to SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal. He entered electoral politics in the 1990s, winning from the Faridkot constituency in the 1996 Lok Sabha elections. He was re-elected from Faridkot in the 1998 General Elections and served as the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Industry (1998-99) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Between 2004 and 2009, Badal served his third term as a Lok Sabha MP and took over as the president of SAD in 2008. In 2009, he became the Deputy CM of Punjab in the SAD-BJP government. He won a by-election from the Jalalabad constituency and was re-elected in the 2012 and 2017 Assembly elections. During the Akali government from 2012 to 2017, he served as the Minister for Home, Housing, Sports & Youth Affairs, Governance Reforms, Excise and Taxation, Investment Promotion, and Civil Aviation. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Badal got elected from Firozepur, becoming a four-term MP.

11 Jun 2023


Mangal Dhillon, renowned veteran actor-filmmaker, dies of cancer

Renowned veteran actor-filmmaker Mangal Dhillon passed away on Sunday after a battle with cancer.

28 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

SAD chief urges PM to invite farmers for talks

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invite protesting farmers for talks and also demanded a special session of Parliament to revoke the three "black" agri laws.

17 Sep 2021


Sukhbir Badal, Harsimrat Kaur detained in Delhi over farm protest

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, Lok Sabha MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal, and several other party leaders were detained in Delhi today, reports said.

15 Jun 2021


SAD protest outside Punjab CM's house; Sukhbir Singh Badal detained

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal was detained during a protest outside Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's farmhouse in Siswan on Tuesday.

12 Jun 2021


Shiromani Akali Dal, BSP form alliance for 2022 Punjab elections

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has announced a political alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ahead of the Punjab Legislative Assembly elections next year.

12 Apr 2021

Delhi Police

Shameful that Delhi Police was allowed to torture Punjabis: Sidhu

In an apparent reference to an accusation by gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana that his cousin was beaten up by the Delhi Police, Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday said it was shameful that they were allowed to "torture" Punjabis in the state's domain.

Why can't Sikh pilgrims visit Nankana Sahib? Badal asks Centre

Shiromani Akali Dal Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal is not happy with the Centre's decision to refuse permission to a group of pilgrims to visit Nankana Sahib in Pakistan. He has demanded an explanation from the Centre calling it "akin to an attack on the community."

17 Dec 2020


Amarinder, Khattar condole death of Sikh preacher near Singhu border

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday termed the death of Sikh preacher Baba Ram Singh, who was supporting the farmers' protest and allegedly died by suicide near the Singhu Border, "an irreparable loss".

17 Dec 2020


Aghast at farmers' plight, Sikh preacher shoots self near Singhu

A Sikh preacher from Haryana identified as Baba Ram Singh shot himself near the Singhu border, the epicenter of farmers' agitation, on Wednesday, allegedly because he was hurt by the treatment meted out to the protesters.

Akalis leave NDA; Sukhbir urges parties to unite against Centre

Sukhbir Singh Badal, the President of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), wants all political parties and farmer organizations to protest against the BJP-led Centre and force it to roll back three controversial farm Bills, that have triggered agitation.

17 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigns over Centre's farm bills

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet on Thursday.

12 Dec 2018

Amarinder Singh

Former Army Chief JJ Singh resigns from Akali Dal

Former Army Chief Gen JJ Singh today resigned from the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) citing personal reasons.

21 Nov 2018


Sacrilege cases: Actor Akshay Kumar appears before Punjab Police SIT

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar today appeared before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Punjab Police, which is probing the 2015 police firing incidents at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura in the state, following cases of sacrilege in Faridkot.

03 Nov 2018

Indira Gandhi

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Harsimrat, Sukhbir Badal detained during protest march

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal were detained by police today when they were participating in a protest march in Delhi to seek justice for the families of those killed in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

21 Oct 2018


Sidhu refuses to react to SAD's demand of his ouster

Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu Sunday refused to react to the SAD's demands for his dismissal and lodging of an FIR against his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu over the Amritsar train incident on Dussehra.

02 Sep 2018


Punjab: SAD holds statewide protests against Congress, burns RaGa's effigy

The opposition SAD in Punjab held protests on Saturday in all 117 Assembly constituencies of the state against the Congress government's alleged conspiracy to weaken Sikh institutions.

07 Jun 2018

Lok Sabha

Punjab: Seat-swapping on agenda of Amit Shah and Badals meet

Bharatiya Janata Party's President Amit Shah is set to meet Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)'s patriarch Parkash Singh Badal and chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday.

01 May 2018


SAD to hold meet over deleted chapters on Sikh Gurus

Shiromani Akali Dal decided to hold a meeting of its core committee on Thursday to formulate an action plan to "force" the Congress government in Punjab to re-insert 23 "deleted" chapters related to the era of Sikh Gurus in Class-12 History books of the Punjab School Education Board.

31 Mar 2018


Navjot Singh Sidhu's bank accounts seized for non-payment of dues

Income Tax (I-T) department seized two bank accounts of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu after he lost an appeal related to his tax assessment.

21 Dec 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistani govt. to probe reports of forced conversion of Sikhs

An inquiry committee has been set up by the Pakistani government to investigate reports of Sikhs being forcibly converted to Islam in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) province.

26 Mar 2017


"New" Punjab Assembly: Capt. Amarinder Singh and MLAs take oath

Newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and MLAs took oath on the first day of their maiden session of the 15th Punjab Assembly.