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About Sukhbir Singh Badal

Sukhbir Singh Badal is the son of of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. Sukhbir took oath as Punjab Deputy Chief Minister on January 21, 2009. US educated Sukhbir was elected as Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president on January 31, 2008.

Badal slams Rahul Gandhi

On 12 October 2012, reacting to the statement of AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Deputy CM Sukbir Badal termed him as a joker. Rahul Gandhi earlier said seven out of 10 youths in the state are having problem of drugs. Reacting to the statement Badal said, "I would like to know on what basis he arrived at this mathematical equation. Did he get the information from some authentic source? We certainly did not provide him with any information,"

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Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal slams Centre over petrol price hike
Criticizing the Central Government for the recent petrol prices hike across the country, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said the former had the capacity to decrease fuel prices by removing unnecessary taxes, but was smartly diverting this responsibility to state governments.

President should be one who can discharge duties based on values, experience: Brinda Karat
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday asserted that a person who could discharge his or her responsibilities based on values, principle and experience should be the next president of the country.

SAD yet to decide on presidential candidate, Left has no objection to Pranab being in race
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday said that it was too early to announce whom it would support as a presidential candidate, while the Left Front said that it would have no objection to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee throwing his hat in the ring.

Amarinder Singh justifies preferential treatment given to Bibi Jagir Kaur in jail
Causing a major embarrassment to the Congress state unit, President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Captain Amarinder Singh, has justified the preferential treatment given to former minister Bibi Jagir Kaur in the Kapurthala prison.

Centre stays Rajoana's death sentence
The Centre on Wednesday stayed the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana, a co-accused in the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh.

Patiala jail chief returns death warrant of Beant Singh assassin to Chandigarh sessions court
The superintendent of police in charge of the jail in Patiala, Punjab, has returned the death warrant of Balwant Singh Rajoana, one of the assassins of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, to an additional session court in Chandigarh, citing legal weaknesses.

Sukhbir Singh Badal says corruption, price rise routed Congress in polls
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said that the corruption and price rice were the main reasons for Congress defeat in assembly polls.

Parkash Singh Badal will continue as CM of Punjab: Sukhbir
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday announced that his father Parkash Singh Badal will continue as the chief minister of Punjab.

SAD-BJP combine got mandate on plank of peace and development: Badal
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that they are starting a new innings after seeking the blessings of almighty, and added that the people of the state have given a mandate to the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party government to continue with its policies on a plank of peace and development.

Congress committed to strong Lokpal, says Rahul Gandhi
Congress General Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday expressed his party's commitment towards bringing in a string and effective Lokpal Bill, and said that his political outfit was dedicated to ameliorate the common man, the poor and farmers.

Sonia Gandhi pulls up SAD-BJP Govt. in Punjab
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday lashed out at the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Punjab for not properly utilizing the funds granted by the Centre, and charged it of pushing the state from number one to twelfth position in India.

SAD-BJP coalition would create industrial clusters to promote growth in Punjab: Jaitley
With just six days left for assembly polls in Punjab, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP coalition would create industrial clusters to promote growth in the state, if re-elected to power.

Amarinder Singh accuses SAD Govt. of poor governance
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder Singh has accused the Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Government for poor governance in the state.

IT education to be made compulsory, says Sukhbir Singh Badal
Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal, today said that IT based education would be made compulsory in the state with the motive to make rural youth more employable.

Congress brought terrorism to Punjab, says Jaitley
Flaring up the political heat in poll-bound Punjab, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley has slammed the Congress party by saying that the party brought only terrorism to Punjab.

Capt Amarinder Singh promises special amenities to NRIs, if elected
President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Captain Amarinder Singh, has promised all amenities to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), if elected to power in Punjab.

Congress accuses Akali Dal Government in Punjab of looting public money
The Congress Party has blamed the ruling Akali Dal -BJP government in party in Punjab for the rampant unemployment in the state and accused it of looting public money.

'SAD-BJP alliance is biggest obstacle in Punjab's development': Sonia Gandhi
Stating that the Shiromani Akali Dal- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance has become the biggest obstacle in the development of Punjab,

Capt Amarinder Singh says Parkash Singh Badal did not support development
As the political battle intensifies in poll-bound states, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Captain Amarinder Singh has slammed state Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and questioned claims of development made during his tenure.

Gurdas Badal vows to generate employment for youth in Punjab
Gurdas Badal, the younger brother of Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, who is contesting election against him in Lambi assembly constituency falling under Muktsar district, has assured the locals of bringing about development and generating employment opportunities for youth, if assured of a clear win in the upcoming assembly elections.

Lady teacher slapped by Akali Dal leader seeks NCW's help
A lady teacher, who was allegedly slapped by a leader of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, knocked at the doors of the National Commission for Women (NCW) here on Tuesday with her grievance.

Congress leader slams Akali Dal government over sarpanch slap issue
Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh has lashed out at the Shiromani Akali Dal-led Punjab Government over its inaction in the controversy of a Sarpanch (village council head) manhandling a lady teacher in public.

'Slapping' Punjab sarpanch in denial as case is filed against him
Shiromani Akali Dal sarpanch Baljinder Singh on Tuesday remained defiant and claimed that he had not slapped a non-permanent female teacher at a function held in Punjab's Muktsar district.

Khalsa College to tie up with Canada in education field
Sikh Canadian federal minister Tim Uppal today said that apart from relaxing visas for students, Canada wanted that their provincial governments work with Indian states, especially Punjab, to forge collaboration in the field of education.

Sukhbir Singh Badal takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi
Taking a dig at Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal welcomes him to campaign in upcoming state elections, as it would 'ensure Congress' defeat'.

Shiromani Akali Dal pledges support to Advani's 'Rath Yatra'
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday pledged support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani's anti-corruption 'Rath Yatra'.

Amarinder Singh criticizes Akali Dal over SGPC election row
Lashing out at the Akali Dal over the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) election row, former Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh said non-baptised Sikhs should be allowed to cast their votes.

Youth Akali Dal restructures body, to tap 65 percent of Punjab youth
The Youth Akali Dal (YAD) on Wednesday announced a restructure of its organisation to include new office bearers.

Akali Dal seeks PM's intervention over Bhullar's execution
Chandigarh, May 29 The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has urged Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to intervene and prevent the death sentence of Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) militant Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, whose mercy petition was rejected by President Pratibha Patil.

Punjab CM Badal's wife passes away
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's wife, Surinder Kaur Badal, died here this afternoon at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) of throat cancer. She was 72.

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