The Badal Business

Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal, from whose bus the Moga girl was thrown after molestation last week owns a vast business empire.

Written by Kanchan Vasdev | New Delhi | Updated: May 5, 2015 7:01 am
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Orbit Aviation Pvt Ltd, from whose bus the Moga girl was thrown off last week, is only one of the vast network of businesses in which the family of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has a direct or indirect interest. The empire includes several transport companies, a hospitality firm, and a media business.

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Transport

Orbit Aviation
Into both aviation and road transport. Has fixed-wing aircraft and choppers. Dy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal’s father-in-law, Satyajit Majithia, and brother-in-law, Gurmehar Majithia are directors of the company. Two old Badal family loyalists, Mohd Jameel and Mohd Rafiq, too are directors.

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MD Lakhvir Singh alias Lakhi, Badals’ close associate, held 56.63% in 2012; another aide, Gurdeep Singh, 43.23%. As of March 31, 2013, fixed assets included Badal properties such as House No. 256 in Chandigarh’s Sec 9, Sukhbir’s residence, and land in Badal village. In 2014-15, it had 63 buses.

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Dabwali Transport Co.
Sukhbir has 99.74 per cent stake. Directors are Jameel and Rafiq, the family loyalists. Investors are other family-linked companies

Hospitality

Orbit Resorts
Registered address is 256, Sec 9, Chandigarh — Sukhbir’s residence. As per the balance sheet filed in March 2013, family friends Jameel and Rafiq own shares, as do Sukhbir and his family. A venture similar to the multi-crore luxury property in Gurgaon is coming up in Mullanpur, 20 km from Chandigarh.

Media

G-Next Media Pvt Ltd

Has a TV network. In September 2012, 10,00,000 shares were transferred from the portfolio of Sukhbir Badal to G-Next Media Pvt Ltd. Orbit Resorts is a major stakeholder. Runs three channels: PTC Punjabi, PTC News, PTC Chakk De. PTC News is seen as a Badal mouthpiece.

108 crore is what union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal claimed as the couple’s combined worth in her Lok Sabha election nomination affidavit: her own assets were Rs 12.02 crore; her husband, Dy CM Sukhbir’s (right), Rs 96.14 crore.

60 crore was the couple’s worth during the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. During the Punjab assembly elections of 2012, Sukhbir claimed their assets to be worth
Rs 90.86 crore.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal claimed to be poorer than his son and daughter-in-law together, with assets worth only Rs 6.75 crore in the 2012 elections. He was worth Rs 9.20 crore during the 2007 elections.

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    anand
    May 5, 2015 at 4:06 pm
    badal is running indo Canadian buses from Delhi and amritsar manali, Jammu. Please mention this in your news
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      baban
      May 7, 2015 at 7:10 am
      hi parivaar of punjab.....
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        Ips
        May 5, 2015 at 3:19 pm
        i would like to congratulate express group.please atethe good work.your contribution is greater than anybody in your field.plquire with other prospouros state .you can find more frghtning things
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          jasbir singh
          May 5, 2015 at 7:56 pm
          what about the properties in new York,parking lots etc? and what about the cash. Punjab village folklore is that if you make a pile of the cash, light a fire to it, it wont stop burning in sukhbirs life time
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            arv
            May 5, 2015 at 8:10 am
            Can Indian express explain Rahul and Sonia's business or ets. IE is just one sided, we never get to see what is the empire of the Congress and congress supported parties. IE has long been a supporter of scam party.
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              Manpreet Kataria
              May 5, 2015 at 9:38 am
              This doesn't include petty amounts like Rs.1 per bread packet, Rs. 25 or 50 per cycle being sold, Deepak Dhaba, Haveli Jalandhar, Handyaya combines n tractors and number of businesses who have to pay rigorous amounts to Badals to keep themselves in operation.
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                Devisahai Meena
                May 5, 2015 at 10:06 am
                Punjab state should be named after PSHs (Prakashsingh , Sukhbirsingh and Harsimrat kaur). And BJP may like to initiate .
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                  Mohan
                  May 5, 2015 at 7:27 pm
                  What is the problem ? A girl was killed ! Who so ever did that must be punished. Would the position be different if the Badals were poorer? I failed to get your logic IE
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                    k.madhukar
                    May 5, 2015 at 11:20 am
                    If Rahul hi has his way, he would send this Orbit Aviation in to the orbit of planet Jupitor.
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