Articles about Sukhbir Singh Badal
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.
28 Sep 2021
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
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.
22 Feb 2021
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.
03 Dec 2020
"Betrayal of farmers" prompts Parkash Badal to return Padma Vibhushan
92-year-old Parkash Singh Badal, the patriarch of Shiromani Akali Dal, returned his Padma Vibhushan award on Thursday, to protest against the three farm laws which have sparked a massive agitation against the Centre.
10 Oct 2020
Sikh man's turban pulled during BJP rally, Bengal Police clarifies
A massive controversy was ignited after a Sikh man's turban — considered holy in the religion — was purportedly pulled by a West Bengal policeman during a protest by the BJP.
27 Sep 2020
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.
18 Sep 2020
After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar
The resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, a member of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), over farm laws has now sparked tensions in Haryana, another state governed by BJP. In the state, JJP's Dushyant Chautala is facing ire, with a call for his resignation growing louder.
17 Sep 2020
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.
17 Sep 2020
Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which is at loggerheads with ally BJP over three farm Bills, is pondering over another key matter, pertaining to the resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
27 Oct 2019
Haryana: Khattar takes oath as CM, Dushyant becomes his deputy
On Sunday, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manohar Lal Khattar took oath as Haryana's Chief Minister for a second straight time, along with JJP's Dushyant Singh Chautala, who was sworn-in as his deputy.
19 Jul 2019
After sedition charges, rapper Hard Kaur supports pro-Khalistan campaign
A month after she was booked for sedition, rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, professionally known as Hard Kaur, has joined the secessionist "Referendum 2020" campaign, run by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), demanding a separate homeland for Sikhs, Khalistan.
22 May 2019
Before counting, Shah hosts dinner, PM Modi thanks NDA allies
As the nation braces itself for Lok Sabha elections' counting on Thursday, May 23, BJP moved to display its strength.
12 Dec 2018
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
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.
26 Aug 2018
Chidambaram feels Rahul Gandhi shouldn't be blamed for 1984 riots
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram came to party President Rahul Gandhi's defense on the 1984 remark saying the latter can't be blamed for what happened when he was 13 or 14 years old.
07 Jun 2018
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
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.
30 Jan 2017
Kejriwal spends night at former Khalistani militant's house
Arvind Kejriwal stoked controversy after spending the night at the house of a former Khalistani militant in Moga, while campaigning in Punjab.
19 Jan 2017
Arvind Kejriwal releases separate manifesto for the disabled in Punjab
A different manifesto of the party was released by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the differently-abled in Punjab.
11 Jan 2017
Punjab CM will be from Punjab: Kejriwal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal sought to put an end to speculation of him being AAP's chief ministerial candidate in Punjab; he said, "the people of Delhi have given me a responsibility, therefore I cannot be Punjab CM."
11 Jan 2017
Shoe hurled at Punjab CM Badal
A shoe was hurled at Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at a public meeting in Bhatinda; the perpetrator identified as Gurbachan Singh, hurled a shoe at the CM while he was speaking about reforms.
11 Jan 2017
Sisodia pegs Kejriwal as the CM candidate in Punjab
Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia asked the people in Punjab to choose AAP keeping in mind that they will be voting for Arvind Kejriwal as the chief ministerial candidate in the state.
02 Jan 2017
Now Kejriwal, Raghubar Das join shoe-victim club
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had a shoe hurled at him while addressing a public meeting at Rohtak; however, the shoe missed the target and the thrower, a local youth, was apprehended and handed over to police.
21 Nov 2016
AAP-Punjab elections: Bhagwant Mann fielded against Sukhbir Singh Badal
Arvind Kejriwal has fielded tainted AAP MP Bhagwant Mann to contest against Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal from Jalalabad constituency.
26 Sep 2016
Rahul Gandhi narrowly escapes shoe attack
While travelling in an open vehicle through the town of Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh today, Rahul Gandhi narrowly dodged a shoe.
12 Sep 2016
AAP releases Kisaan Manifesto for Punjab elections
The AAP released its 31 point Kisaan Manifesto, promising to continue the policies of free power, atta-dal, Shagun and pension schemes enacted by the SAD-BJP government.
05 Aug 2016
AAP to have separate manifesto for SC Community
Eyeing victory in the 2017 Punjab Assembly Elections, AAP has proposed to come out with a separate manifesto for the Scheduled Caste community.
05 Aug 2016
AAP releases first candidate list for 2017 Punjab elections
The Aam Aadmi Party released its first candidate list for 19 constituencies for the upcoming 2017 Punjab state elections.