- Parkash Singh Badal
name = Sardar Parkash Singh Badal
caption =Parkash Singh Badal
birth_date =birth date and age|1927|08|12
Abul Kurana, Punjab
order = 30th Chief Minister of Punjab
term_start = March 1, 2007
Shiromani Akali Dal
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.http://www.lbsnaa.ernet.in/lbsnaa/research/guest/b1.doc] He is an Indian politician, with major interest in the State of Punjab. [http://punjabgovt.nic.in/GOVERNMENT/meetChiefMinister.htm "Meet the Chief Minister"] , Punjab Government site.] He is the current Chief Minister of Punjaband former president of the Shiromani Akali Dal. [http://www.shiromaniakalidalbadal.com/president.htm Shiromani Akali Dal page for Parkash Singh Badal] .] The current political partywhich 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 Sabhain 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 Parliamentand became Union Minister of Agriculture and Irrigationin 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 Kaironfamily, who is the grandson of the legendary Pratap Singh Kaironand nephew of former Chief Minister and Governor Harcharan Singh Brar.
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