Manpreet Singh Badal


Manpreet Singh Badal
Manpreet Badal
MLA, Punjab
In office
May 1995 - Present
Constituency Gidderbaha
Personal details
Born 26 July 1962
Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab
Political party People's Party of Punjab
Spouse(s) Vinu Badal
Children Arjun Badal
Ria Badal
Residence Badal, Punjab
Religion Sikhism

Manpreet Singh Badal (born July 26, 1962) is the leader of the People's Party of Punjab. He was first elected in 1995 an MLA for the Gidderbaha constitency.

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Early life

Manpreet was born in Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab on July 26, 1962. He was born to Gurdas Singh Badal, who was related to current Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal During his college days, he was a keen basketball player. Manpreet graduated from The Doon School and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. He later graduated from the University of London with a LL.B.

Political career

He was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly in a by-election in May 1995 and re-elected in 1997, 2002 and 2007. He resigned as a member of the Shiromani Akali Dal in March 2010 following differences over governance issues.[1] In November 2010, Badal launched the People's Party of Punjab.[2]. Remained Member of General Purposes Committee of Punjab Vidhan Sabha and Chief Whip of SAD Legislature Party in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha; working as Spokesman and Incharge, Media & Publicity Wing of SAD. Visited Iraq to see the system of agriculture farming as a Member of Punjab Delegation. Travels/ Countries – Most of the European countries, North America And south East Asia.

Manpreet Singh Badal neither has any security cover nor does he use red light. He said: “I am in public life on my own choice and feel no threat to my life from any body”. He had told the police authorities that he did not need static police guards at his residence. The police authorities said, the deployment of static guards there to protect the government property and not for his security. He often drive his own vehicle.

Permanent Address- VPO Badal, District – Muktsar

2012 Assembly Elections

Manpreet Badal's Led Sanjha Morcha constituent of Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal) organized a massive rally at Dhidike Village of Moga District to launch Izzat Sambhal Yatra. Izzat Sambhal Yatra will cover all the districts of Punjab before 2012 assembly elections. According to the estimate about 2 Lakh people participated at Impressive rally at killi Chahalan Village. Prominent and famous Punjabi Comedian Bhagwant Maan who recently joined hands with People's Party of Punjab also spoke at this rally. Communist leaders spoke at this rally was CPI state secretary Nirmal Singh Dhaliwal, CPI National Secretary A B Bardhan, Prakash Karat secretary of the CPM. Former Chief Minister of Punjab Surjit Singh Barnala also spoke at this rally. Manpreet Badal is one of the clean and non corrupt leader in the recent history of Punjab Politics.

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References

  1. ^ Manpreet Badal resigns as MLA; likely to float new party. Indianexpress.com (2011-03-26). Retrieved on 2011-05-15.
  2. ^ Rebel Akali Says His New Party Will Be Secular | Link Newspaper. Thelinkpaper.ca (2011-03-26). Retrieved on 2011-05-15.

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