Prakash Singh Badal

Prakash Singh Badal is the former chief minister of Punjab. He swore into the role in 2007 and remained in power till March 2017. He had been the chief minister of the state four other times in the past. He belongs to the Shiromani Akali Dal party and was its president till 2008. Before initiating a career in politics he completed his education from Forman Christian College in Lahore. Regarded as the second most powerful Sikh worldwide, Badal started his political career in 1947 when he was elected as sarpanch of the village Badal. The first time he got elected as chief minister was in 1970. Badal has been instrumental in voicing protest against the development of the Sutlej Yamuna Link canal, in keeping with the concerns of the farmers in the state. Badal was awarded the Padma Vibhushan by the government of India in 2015.
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Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore condoles demise of Marshal Arjan Singh

A state funeral will be accorded to Arjan Singh and his last rites would be performed at Delhi on Monday.

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False cases against Akalis will not be tolerated: Prakash Singh Badal

In his interaction with media in Ludhiana, Badal appealed to the administrative officers in the state to perform their duty honestly and independently, and urged them to not succumb to any political pressure to book Akali workers in false cases.

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Zero tolerance on illegal mining: Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal

Prakash Singh Badal said severe of severest punishment would be meted out to those who are involved in such illegal trade.

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Op BlueStar anniversary: Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal asks people to maintain peace

The police continued to crack down on radicals across Punjab on the 32nd anniversary of Operation Bluestar.

Golden Temple priest who refused to honour Prakash Singh Badal resigns

Balbir Singh said he got his transfer orders for Machiwara Gurdwara in Ludhiana but he preferred to resign from his services.

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Golden Temple priest refuses to honour Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal

The senior SGPC officials, who were present on the spot, tried to coerce the priest but he refused to budge.

Punjab may splurge on bulletproof Land Cruisers for CM, dy CM

Each vehicle that will replace Mitsubishi Monteros is likely to cost more than Rs 1.3 crore, finance department studying proposal.

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Tarn Taran BJP to stay away from SAD’s 5th Sadbhawna rally, calls it ‘tool to fool people’

Local units at at odds over assault on Raja Joshi, brother of BJP minister Anil Joshi

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Sangat Darshan: Heavy security keeps sangat at a distance from CM Parkash Singh Badal

Heavy police deployment almost made the CM invisible to the crowd seated on chairs.

PM Modi calls Parkash Singh Badal the Nelson Mandela of India

Modi said: “Badal Sahab is sitting here…he is the Nelson Mandela of India. The only crime of people like Badal Sahib was that they had political views different from those in power,” he said.

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Prakash Singh Badal relents, schedules talks with farmer unions for October 12

The unrelenting farmers, however, said their agitation would continue till 5 pm on that day.

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Punjab CM Badal emphasises vocational training, skill development

Badal said this while inaugurating the National Summit on Higher Education for Skill Development and Employability in Chandigarh.

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Congress shedding crocodile tears at farmers’ plight: Punjab CM Badal

Badal said the SAD-BJP government was sensitised to the agrarian issues despite severe criticism from several quarters

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Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal invokes SAD history

Badal claimed that there was no other party in Punjab that could challenge the SAD as the only one that took a stand against suppression.

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Police look for woman in Punjab shooter Sippy Sidhu’s murder

Eyewitness says a woman ran from the park after shots were fired and sped away in a car with two unidentified men