Parkash Singh Badal

Parkash Singh Badal

Infobox President
name = Sardar Parkash Singh Badal
caption =Parkash Singh Badal
birth_date =birth date and age|1927|08|12
birth_place = Abul Kurana, Punjab
residence = Chandigarh
death_date =
death_place =
order = 30th Chief Minister of Punjab
term_start = March 1, 2007
term_end =
predecessor = Amarinder Singh
successor =
party = Shiromani Akali Dal
religion = Sikh
spouse = Surinder Kaur

Parkash Singh Badal MLA (born August 12, 1927, in Abul Khurana, Punjab). His father's name is Raghuraj Singh and mother's name is Sundri.] He is an Indian politician, with major interest in the State of Punjab. [ "Meet the Chief Minister"] , Punjab Government site.] He is the current Chief Minister of Punjab and former president of the Shiromani Akali Dal. [ Shiromani Akali Dal page for Parkash Singh Badal] .] The current political party which is in power in Punjab. He is currently serving his fourth term as the Chief Minister of Punjab, with effect from 1st March, 2007. Parkash Badal entered politics in 1947 and was first elected to Vidhan Sabha in 1957. He was reelected to Vidhan Sabha in 1969. From 1969-70 he acts as a Minister for Community Developement, Panchayati Raj, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries. He has served Chief Minister of Punjab for three terms previously i.e. 1970-71, 1977-80 and 1997-2002. Also, he has been a Member of Parliament and became Union Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation in the Central Government headed by Morarji Desai.

He has two children, one son and one daughter. His son, Sukhbir Singh Badal, is presently a Member of Parliament and a former union minister and president of SAD. His daughter is married to Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon, scion of the Kairon family, who is the grandson of the legendary Pratap Singh Kairon and nephew of former Chief Minister and Governor Harcharan Singh Brar.

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